Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold. Big foamy white head with lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, floral. Good palate. Nice balance. Really enjoy this one.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hearty pale ale with an unfortunate name. Poors a deep cloudy golden colour. thick head with nice lacing. Great balance between bitter and malt, thick body, dry finish.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mm this is pretty good. nice smell, small white head, a little bitter tasting, yet good. has the taste that all rogue beers have. this brewery doesnt make a bad beer, second only to the anchor brewing co
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To be kind, I suppose I could say that this is a very distinctive APA. To be honest, I can't say it's all that pleasant of a distinction. The malt character did get better as it warmed, but the balance is off, and the finish is lingering acidic. No reason to do this one again.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a white frothy head which collpases quickly. Had 2 versions, yellow snow and Seahorse. YS had a lighter hoppy nose than SH, but the bitterness was more intense in the YS, with lots more citrus. my take is that the YS was fresher (bought at LCBO) whereas SH was bought in upstate NY (tend to have old bottles). Both had nice bodies, creamy in mouth (tasted New year 2004)
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber with a thick diminishing white head. Aroma mostly of flowers and citrus with a hint of toasted bread. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing, but astringent. Slightly sweet initial flavor of honey, citrus and toast. Finishes slighly bitter with a hint of the juniper berries claimed on the label. Decent.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a poor example of an american pale ale flavored with juniper berries. Light hops, poor finish.
igneous1 (1498) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
weird......my first impression of this beer is the aroma of coffee at a standard hotel chain. color is medium golden with a slight haze, head is thin and mostly not lasting. flavor is slightly grainy, moderately hoppy, with a roasty quality as well. if this is indeed an APA, it is quite unusual for the style..yet still kinda yummy.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, who else bought this because of the name? Nice hop aroma. Poured like, well... Anyway, it had a mellow hop flavor that was a perfect mix of bitterness and sweet citrus.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma in which the mentioned juniper barries are noticable. The taste emerges the same as the aroma. A noticable hop presense with juniper and grapefruit hints.