eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I totally disagree that this is perhaps the best American Pale Ale on this website. This is a good beer, for sure... but NOT a Great Beer! This is a medium bodied, full flavored ale with hints of smoky wood-chips, citrus and grass. A quick, but satisfying finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Pizza Plant. Hazy reddish amber color, wispy beige head. Aroma was a little mild, fresh hops, a little bit of citrus, and some toasty malts. A little fuller flavor, some caramel along with grapefruity hops, nice balance. Medium bodied, very drinkable, easy on the palate, but still left some lingering bitterness. Quite nice.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 Harvest from OíBrienís wet hop festival. Nice dark golden color and very smooth aroma, piney and citrus. Very smooth and rich, nice hop bite, but balanced. Nummy to the most.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
yet another on tap @ hollingshead.amber body with a nice foamy head.very well balanced flavor.this one also reminded me of celebration ale alot.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
appearance: clear and bronze, under a light, thin, creamy tannish head.
Aroma: now, weíre getting somewhere, fresh, fruity, ...citrus, grapefruit, peach, apricot, ...piney, floral, complex, and arousing.
On the palate, brisk and bold, grabbing and dominating the senses,a great hoppy blast with every swallow. Warm and toasty on the tongue, palpable hoppiness, hops never stop popping!
Great tasting, full bodied, with a long, fresh, hoppy finish.
My first encounter with this brew that I thought Iíd have to travel to California to try, and now Iíll have to return to the pub to satisfy this hop-craving Iíve developed!
In fact, it reminds me of the time two years back when I bought a new acquaintance a beer, and he had no choice, offered that heíd have whatever I had. So, I bought him a SN Celebration. Before he was halfway done with the pint, it started gurgling out of his mouth, and he offered no explanation for why it fled his lips.
Next time I saw him, he was drinking Rolling Rock.
If I bought him a pint of this, Iím thinking he wouldíve hurled when it first met his lips.
guzzler67 (1554) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled this wet hopped wonder on tap at RFD in Washington. Amber hued with an all out cascade and centennial hop aroma of citrus fruit. Smooth on the palate despite the hoppy bitterness, and very drinkable. Gives the Celebration some serious competition.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been waiting a while to get my hands on this one and it doesnít disappoint. Nutty brown with a tangy and bitter citrus hop... goota love those hops. Cleans the palate and goes down extra smooth. Piney and nicely balance... dried fruit... vinous... excellent for a pale ale.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, red tints, white head. Aroma has fresh hops, grapefruit, pine, grass, lemon, citrus. Light to medium bodied, this is quite easy to drink. Flavor is grapefruit, bitter grass, fresh hops, pine bark, caramel malt. Finishes dry, bitter, with the hops sticking all the way through.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
spent a 1/2 yr looking for this in CA and couldnít find it. finaly had it on tap at le madeline NYC. reddish copper in color, creamy/foamy light tan head that has medium last and a marbled lacing pattern. nose is toasted malt, sweet and carmelized. flavor is sweet malty and strong hop balance. very fresh hoppyness, like Iíd want a double IPA to be.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in color, the aroma is somewhat muted for such a hoppy brew. Spicy hop flavor with a nice caramel malt backbone. I was glad to see this brew on tap at MacGregors, but was a little bit underwhelmed. It was tasty, of course, but not mindblowing.