Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color, little white head. Sweet, caramel, fruity, dry and bitter aroma, rich and nice one. Bitterness coming from hops. Medium bodied. Flavor starts with sweet tones, ends with very strong bitterness and drought. Nice brew, my first American Pale Ale, reminds me of some IPAs.
Krausen (102) - USA - JAN 30, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Its not "interesting" its not "complex" but it is definately bitter. My favorite beer of all time when I just want a "beer." Sure, I love my belgians, stouts and barleywines, but this beer just screams cascade, balance and simplicity.
TBone (15505) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned (BB 10/2005)
Dark honey golden color with small off-white head. Nose has aromatic hops and honey sweetness. Carbonated soft palate with good chewy malts. Good hopping but not too bitter. Well-balanced pale ale.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium head, light brown color, slightly hazy. Decent aroma, not overpowering. Smooth taste initially, stronger hop taste in finish. I liked this one.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 I don’t know what happened in the course of one week, but I decided to try another of the ones I had left in the six. I really enjoyed it. Aroma was much cleaner. Rerate this much better.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this beer. Pours amber. Tastes of floral hops with little malt character. Easy drinking beer.
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think the cascade hops are just too overpowering but I seem to be in the minority. Starts off nice and then wham.
Tmoney99 (12986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE. DARK AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM TAN HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA AND COMPLEX STRON FLAVOR. UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS DRINKABLE CROWD FAVORITE.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice piney quality showing the cascade hops. Simple but delicious. In the end a well made classic American brew!
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Orange color with small head. Lovely floral nose with lots of Cascade hops and citrus in it. Clean hoppy flavor with nice, light malty backbone. Light to medium bodied and very easy to drink. A good and balanced introduction to the style but otherwise nothing exceptional.