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 (13259) - 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 (568) - 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.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Offwhite head. Coppery amber body. Smells like hops and citrus. Very strong hops flavor, notes of spice and solid malt backbone. Very reminiscent of a milder IPA. This is my standard beer in NC thanks to the 6% law.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the kind of beer that people should be drinking as their everyday brew. I like the evenly balanced Hop bitterness with the sweetness of the malts. Good overall everday beer.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a lively white head. aroma of hops, apples and malt. Balanced flavors of light fruit, mild spice and hops riding a solid backbone of hearty malt. Fairly dry finish that reminds me of a mild IPA. Hard to go wrong with this beer although it isn’t truly outstanding in any particular area.
willybrew (2) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. This beer was a bit darker than I would think for an American pale Ale, but brilliant and clear. Excellent work for a bottle conditioned beer. Aroma contains both malt and hops, as does the flavor. Nicely balanced, perhaps a bit malty for the weather here in Texas.