Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a small dissipating white head. Smells of flowery hops with some spiciness. Taste is bitter with some grapefruit elements.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
White head on top of a goldish red body. Smell is rich, with a bit of spice, hops, grain, and fruit. Taste is smooth and dry, with definite hop presence and an underlying sweetness that doesnt take over. Very nice.
telepork (84) - USA - JUN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is now in heavy distribution in Texas/New Mexico market. I love this beer. Bottle or tap (cared for tap is better). Creamy taste surrounds your tongue and skunky (in a good way) smell complemnts your palate in every sip. Donít gun this stuff like a Rolling Rock, but donít let it sit in your mouth too long. Drink it like water when youíve got a dry throat. Canít say enough about this affordable yet spectacular micro form California.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my "Go to" beer when in CA. Amber color with medium creamy head. A great West Coast Pale. Hoppy, citrus, pine. A balanced brew, nice malt and just enough bitterness. Solid
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a fairly clear copperish amber with a medium white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is pure Cascades and sweet crystal malt squeezing its way through. Flavor starts malty sweet (sometimes I get a bit of diacetyl) with some breadiness and with an excellent bouquet of citrussy/floral hop flavor and just the right amount of bitterness. Finishes quite dry. Mouthfeel, while not full, its perfect for an easy drinking APA. A stand by beer for me given itís availability and freshness.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
after reading the commercial description about the generous use of Cascade hops, I was surprised by the mild flavor. the overall impression was that this was unbalanced by being a little short on the malt side. in looking for a crossover beer for some swill drinking friends, this wonít do it.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in colour, with a small dissapating white head. Solid aroma of grapefruit. Taste is a little unbalanced, with more grapefruit coming through and a heavy bitterness. Minimal evidence of malty flavours, but a nice spicyness. A pretty tasty beer. Not bad
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mainstay in the fridge, can buy almost anywhere and loves to be drank in quantity. Everyone has had this, so I will just say that it gets my official seal of dank beer approval.
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another of my standard go-to brews. Inspiration for my venture into homebrewing. Great summer session beer. Itís very basic but very well made, and fantastically refreshing and infiinitely satisfying/quenching.
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís the beer that got me into brewing and craft beers. Between the lots at dead shows in the 90s and living in SC/NC (states with less than 6% ABV caps) it was always easy to find and very enjoyable. I always seem to have a SNPA in my beer fridge. Itís THE gateway to craft beer world.