alobar (3560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy on the hops aroma and taste. Smooth on the palate though. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but leaves one wanting for more. A great beer! Definitely one I hope to drink again.
Ratman197 (13412) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2003 vintage poured a hazy copper with a small amber head. Aromas of grapefruit,carmel, pine, and a hint of berries. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine, carmel, and a hint of mollasses with a pleasently bitter finish.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004: smooth beer that has a nice hoppy flavor with a hint of caramel and a very nice finish.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a 2004 bottle, lots of hops in the nose, along with some berry and maybe even a bit of lactose(?). a smooth hoppy flavor with a solid malty/caramel backbone. a little bit of bitterness on the tail but a solid flavor and clean finish make this yet another solid brew from imo the best macro/micro brewer out there.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red, copper hue with an off white foamy head. Intense citrussy aroma. Taste is very similar to SN Pale Ale, therefore is very good. Crisp citrussy with a long bitter finish and a touch of spice. Good stuff.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had to have something that kicked the taste buds into gear - this was a great choice.Gorgeous copper with initially frothy off-white, then reduced to a minimal head. Some malt is present but really the spicy hoppiness dominates - and is welcome to do so. Notes of both citrus and fresh forest pine are there, accompanied by the sweet malts through the finish. Very nice.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2004. Beautiful cooper colore with a creamy head. Aromas of cirtus, spices and pine. The flavor is spicy and perfectly harsh. A real winner.
lifeofravis (21) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Was not a fan. I agree that the pine atrigency detracts from the taste and palate. Perhaps this was why i did not like it. I also could only drink one of these before i had to move on to something else.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004-Aroma of grapefruit, earthy hops, pine, sweet malt. Appears a deep copper with hints of ruby; small off-white head that lasts; notable effervescence of tiny bubbles. Flavor is pine bitter but quickly gives way to chewy toffee malt, and finishes with a noticeable pine-resin astringency. Palate is medium and chewy up front but is dominated by astringency at the finish. Overall, this is a very good brew, however I believe the pine astringency detracts both from taste and palate. Perhaps, the beer is young yet.
windowpaine17 (3) - USA - AUG 9, 2005 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I was expecting something good, instead I got something that really didn’t know what it was trying to do and as a result diappointed.