Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Nice little hoppy aroma with a beige head. Great hoppy flavour with a nice bitter and dry finish.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Medium yellow gold color, medium sized rocky white head. Grainy malt aroma with tinges of citrus hop character. Grainy malt with a mild sweetness. Citrusy hop notes peer through, especially in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and very crisp.
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stock pale ale. IMO could use just a touch more hops. Reasonably priced.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored with a white foamy head. Heavily scented with hops. Some sweet maltiness to temper the hop bitterness. Very crisp on the palate. An excellent accoutrement to a well-done steak (for me, thatís medium rare) dinner.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím glad this made it to Aus because the last (and only) time I had it, I had a cold but drank it anyway which was a bit of a mistake coz I couldnít really taste anything. Tinny gold colour, nice head. Lychees, tinned tropical fruit salad, a big tangy hop flavour which borders on harshness and a solid, even soapy, bitterness. The big fruitiness really reminded me of Grumpys Triple A, but this had a lot more hop flavour to back it up. The one thing that really stood out, however, is that the hop character had a definite stewed feel. I mean, I already knew that they only hop in the kettle, but it really tastes like it, and my preference (in American styles) is definitely for the more fresh hop character you get with dry-hopping (or a hopback in LCís case.) That said, perhaps it just didnít taste that fresh because of all its travels (CA->UK->WA->Vic, apparently.) Itís good to get the chance to taste this as a one-off, but at this price itís not really the type of thing youíd buy in bulk, which is really what you want to do with APAs. But despite all my whingeing, itís actually pretty good.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good, drinkable beer. Good body, nose and dry finish. Good quality beer. Thereís an appetizing bitterness to the beer, itís good to have before a meal.
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was "into" beer a while before I got around to trying this, even though I had heard it was the "Holy Grail" of American pale ales. I heard right. Nice lacy head, great aroma of hops, nice caramel color, smooth drinking. If you like hops, but are not an over-the-top hop head, whatís not to like? OK, there was one thing - the $10 I forked over for a 6-pack in OC, MD!!!
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the first pale ales I ever drank and remains a favorite. The citrusy hop aroma and the bitterness are impressive for such a widely distributed beer. It is s a beer that bridges gaps between craft beer enthusiasts and macrobrew drinkers. Impressive.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the citrus aroma. One of the best and easiest to find American Pale ales out there. Has a smooth bitterness with a very slight lingering after taste. Not much malt flavor. A very good beer.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A classic brewski. Hoppy, but enjoyable to a wide array of people who enjoy beer. A popular brew. A typical pale ale in my book. But a goodie, none the less. Pours nicely in a big muggy mug. Tastes of a little bitter grapefruit, but just a hint.