jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney aromas. Astringent and a little thin on the palate. Nice-looking in the glass, with a golden straw hue. Not a favorite pale ale.
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Taproom. Caramel, light pine in the nose...coppery body...fairly light, a bit watery, light piney hops throughout, just a bit too light and lacking in malt.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well made. Well balanced. Hops are piney, but overall the beer is fairly sweet. Nice Session beer.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry and hoppy taste. Both aroma and flavor are pretty well balanced, but the mouthfeel is a bit thin.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Subtle fruit aroma. Sweet with a hop tartness, but not very pronounced for either. Mostly a weak pale ale attempt. Could use more original gravity and way more hop alpha.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle: This pours a very clear amber color. It has a bit of an off-white head that does not linger long. Some lacing. A bit of hops to the nose, pleasant but not strong. A bit of a subtle hop taste, with a hint of malt sweetness following. A decent Pale Ale.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown ale with ample white head. Moderate english hop aroma. Some caramel malt flavor. A little muted fruit. Plesant bitterness meets but does not overpower the malt. A decent english pale.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange color with a thick, creamy head. Smells like cookies, which seems odd. Hmm...there’s nothing here. Its smooth and easy drinking, but I’m not finding much of a taste. A little bit of hops balances out a little bit of malt, and you’re left with nothing. I like balanced beers, but this went a little too far. That being said, this would be a great summer beer, for when you just want something light and refreshing to beat the heat.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gotta love the fact I have a GF who is origionally from Missouri, and brings me back beer. Next time I'll make sure I ask for the Stout.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours light amber, large pancake batter like head, very light carbonation, with rather sticky lacing. Light hop notes on the nose, also seems like American wheat malt for some reason. Slight floral tinge as well. Smooth this is, slight hop bitterness at the very front but quickly balancing out with a sweet maltiness that drives by. Unfortunately it finishes rather quickly, without much trace of flavor. Looks fantastic, tastes decent, but finishes too abruptly. Decent body and mouthfeel. A bit overly malty for an EPA, but thats fine in my book. Thanks goes out to MarkR for the trade!