shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 How does this make it onto the favorites list? This was nothing great at all.
RERATE: Clear light orange. Soapy white head. Hop aroma isn’t all that sharp. Smooth easy to drink. Clean palate with a raspy hop finish.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice citrus hops aroma. Clear, golden with a nice head. It's all been said before, so I'll just say that its an above average APA that I'd never pass up.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average looking light amber. Some caramel malt character backing the cascade hop aroma of citrus and pine. Moderate bitter finish with a lingering citrusness. Solid pale ale.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big hop aroma and bitterness. I know this is the defining APA but the overpowering bitterness wasn't well balanced or enjoyable.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good for an american beer, personally I think there's a lot nicer beers out there but thats just me. Still it has got an almost belgium pale ale feel, nice strong flavour and good colour. Fairly easy drinking.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and golden. White head obviously had things to do cuz’ it didn’t stay around long. Grapefruit hop aroma lays nicely over hints of malt. Taste mirrors the aroma exactly. Moderately bitter finish. Nicely balanced and an enjoyable brew.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer. It has a nice fruity, hoppy aroma. The taste is full, smooth, and quite balanced. I had this on tap at Jack Astors in Rochester, NY.
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites, always a treat. Strong, full bodied with a strong taste. Beautiful looking, and tasting.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Light amberish color, full rich fruit hop aroma, lucious hop honey fruit taste, with a slight sweet aftertaste, which lingers nicely. It seems perfectly blended. My favorite beer thats not a stout
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite APA's. The bitter bite on the end is always refreshing. Availability is a big plus. Consistent. Oakes is right.