rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Bottled.
Charneol colour, not much of foam. Fresh, flowery, very rich hoparoma, almost overhopped but that’s what I love. Wonderful flavour with a fat, chewy, herbal hoppiness and some grassy undertone. Flowery all along with a bitter finish.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 12oz. Golden and hazy with a medium off-white head and generous lace. Musky leather and a honeyed malt profile hedge out the aroma. Body is medium, lightly foamy carb and a pleasant finish. Flavor is dominated by hops. Rather bitter for a PA, but quite refreshing. Doesn’t keep well in the fridge, so don’t let it sit long. T_T
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Nice deep golden color, combined with large head that laces well. Aroma is mostly hoppy/pine-like notes. bottle conditioning leaves the beer just slightly hazy. First taste is malty, then the hoppy flavors come through, and finally a slightly toasted flavor on the back of the tongue.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the bottle.
Nice hop flavor with a slight citrus. Nice availability too, good alternative to the usual beers
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Again the typical US hoppy, citrus, piney flavour. Hint of grapefruit. A nice brew, an excellent easily available example of the American Pale Ale style.
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a really nice copper color. Aroma is quite hoppy. Nice balanced flavor of hops goin on. A little fruity finish has a little bitterness.
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Pours a deep, deep gold colour. A bit of a tall white head, but the head is thin and doesn’t last too long. Lacing is minimal. Nose is great, hops are strong, fruitiness, even a crispness comes through in the nose. A crisp hoppy/yeasty taste hits the pallette early. Finishes crisp and clean, with a nice bitterness to it. One of the best Pale Ales I’ve had.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Pours dark gold/amber. Smells as it tastes, bitter. Definitley smell the hops here. Nice and smooth going down with a bitter finish.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good one. No fan of pale ales, thi was excellent. Golden color, tight faomy head, Hoppy, and a bitter kick. I enjoyed this.
drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes different from the glass than from the bottle. Pours a full solid with minimal head. Aroma is a dry citrus type, found similarly in the taste. Slightly bitter overtones, nothing to intense though. 5.6% alc makes this a very drinkable ale.
One of my true favorites.