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, what’s 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.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 MMM, I love this beer, great flavor. I love it in an ice cold glass. I could drink this stuff everyday, and be about as happy as could be. I strongly recommend this beer.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a bar in Madison, only hoppy beer they had and I was in the mood for some hops. Nice grapefruit nose, typical of cascade. Good flavors of pine, grapefruit and some mild caramel malt. Medium body, high carbination and lively mouthfeel.
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
my brother told me about this beer. great stuff. this brewery has many varieties that i’d like to try someday.
smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I believe this is a classic American amber beer. Lots of notes for something so widespread and popular.
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy good head. Nice orange colour. Ok fruity aroma, but averedge taste. Light bitter and moderate sweet. Watary palate and its too fizzy.
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 The old standby. Sometimes a little on the heavy side, but most times just right. I think this is the best all-around beer I’ve tried - not always the perfect brew for the occasion, but always very good. Combined with its reasonable price and wide availability, its surely the "Budweiser" (in the ubiquitous sense) of QUALITY beers - the ONE beer I’d keep if I could only have one.