hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Continuing my voyage of discovery through North American beers (or at least the few that trickle into my local supermarket) I found this exceptional little bottle with an astonishingly complex aroma of herbs, flowers, even incense. Malty taste, and what I am coming to recognise as typically dry American bitterness.
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know many people like this beer but it doesn’t work for me. I find it difficult to drink and find it’s flavor somewhat confusing and complex. Sure, there is a lot going on here but just doesn’t satisfy my taste. Technically, it a good beer but not my cup of tea at all.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice aroma with an average, golden appearance. Excellent malty flavor and great mouthfeel, although a bit short finish
Overall a very drinkable pale ale.
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good bitter tasting beer. If you are not into beers with a bite, don’t try. one of the few beers I consistently purchase.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 I honed my taste for hops on this flowery ale. This beer has one of the most distinctive floral aromas of any pale ale I’ve had with such a large distribution. Don’t let your ability to buy this beer at the grocery store fool you--it is good beer. Seek it out on tap.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine though disappearing white head, cloudy orange body. Mild but fresh hop aroma with fruity notes. Hop and grass in the flavor, rather sharp with a good bitter end. Very refreshing and a beer I will consume a lot this coming summer :-)
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off white head on a dark yellow colour. Feel vey fresh, on the bitter side. Malty and there is some citrus fruit there. Sour finish. Very drinkable on a warm day.
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good pale ale, copper in color with an off white head. malty and hoppy with a bitter finish
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral hops and slightly bitter aftertaste. I prefer this to be poured on draft.
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really liked this one. Its has a little bitterness at first. Nice casual beer.