jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Awesome American Pale Ale! Pours a beautiful golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops and fresh malt. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, grapefruit/floral and fruity hops with great malt balance. A slight touch of pine. Pleasant aftertaste of fresh, sweet wort. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Nice bitter aftertaste. One of my staples, the flagship American Pale Ale and gateway brew. Hightly recommended!
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Golden. First impression is of a hoppy beer with lots of bitterness, underlined with a pleasent biscuit like malt base. Mild floral, perfume & citrus flavours/aroma.
levandy (4) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So far, in my youth this is one of my favorites. Did not used to be to big on hopps, but this is such a beautiful combination of flavors that are full from beginning to the end. This beer would be almost perfect for what it is if the head could last just a bit longer. Clear amber in color. Not a guzzeler because the flavor is so rich. Hopps are the stars in this one.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Rerate-Grassy, floral, citrus nose; lively carbonation; simple flavor with beautiful balance, nicley hopped; and a great brew for the summer.
screigh (628) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very small head with no lasting power, no lacing. Smell is heavy hops (not as much as Alpha King). The taste is very well balanced...hoppy and long lasting palate. Great beer!
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 776 rating so far, I donít feel this needs a in-depth desription. Still a classic, well balanced APA.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium rich amber clear with a small shortish lasting head. Medium strong luscious aromatic floral hops aromas and complex flavours. Medium to full body. Medium strong, full of character, crisp bitter hoppy finish. I was quite surprised by how good this one was.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice amber color lite tan head very little lacing nice citrus flavor with a nice bitter finish I enjoyed this
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - APR 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím beginning to think that I would one of the biggest fan of american hops, if only I could get more beers like this. I adore the crisp aroma of this beer (citric, floral, yeasty) and the refreshing taste, clean and yet full of flavours: delicate malt sweetness which subtly turns to orange and leads to a strong, long, dry, spicy hoppy finish. Yumm!
Warfaust (2) - California, USA - APR 29, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is absolutely delightful. The hoppy aroma and flavor are out of this world, and make a body glad to be alive.