BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy copper with a creamy off-white head. The aroma has notes of diactyl, sweet malts and some algae with hops. The flavor is a little bitter with some musky hop notes and earthyness. The finish is tangy & citrusy with a little more bitter finish, not too balanced.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, a thin head and little lacing. Earthy hops and malts. Kind of a fungus aroma.. more organic really. Flavor is nice. Floral and citrus hops blended well with the malts. Tingly palate, medium palate and alcohol laced hoppy finish. Flavor good, aroma bad.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good in the bottle, great on tap, and best hand-pumped from the cask. Intense hoppy flavor with a strong citrus bitter aftertaste. The color is a medium amber, and the head is nice (best if cask). NOTE: They are packaging this in bottles as Expedition Reserve--it's the same beer.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little dissapointing of a brew with such decent rating. Medium hops with a thick mouthfeel. Overall, nothing speial.
3fourths (7768) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Cask at the brewery. Big foamy ice-cream head on top of a golden murky body. Sweet orange and lemon hop aroma, creamy and sweet hoppy flavor. This one is nice. Silky, creamy and overall very hopped. Recommended.
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great pale ale beer that has a good british style taste and aroma. It tasted a bit filtered in a good way. I'm not all too crazy about thick stout beers which this is not.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Schlafly - This beer was served way too cold and had little if any carbonation. There are some good flavors in the beer (much better than their Pale Ale), but the way they served it, it was hard to pull much from it.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice Pale Ale. Just as the description says, Medium bodied with a little bitter finish. Nice foamy white head. A little bit of lacing. Nice and smooth.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This sample was cask conditioned at the brewery. It poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized off-white bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent amber colored body. It had a medium strength malt hop aroma to it and a smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was hoppy with a mild hop bite to it and some noticable malt.
BBB63 (5696) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at brewery: Dark copper hue with big lasting frothy head and very good lacing. Piney and grapefruity aroma,very nice. Also had hints of roasted sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, smoke, and earthy yeast esters. The taste was that of smooth hops and butterscotch malts. Spicy undertone and a very woody and dry finish, lingering bitterness. Very good APA which both hop head and non-hop heads will enjoy. Very recommended.