greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Your basic APA. Color isn't very impressive. Nose is light and unimpressive. Smooth. I'm not sure about full-bodied but it is a better beer.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Not really a "deep amber", has a twinge of yellow in there and is rather cloudy. Quickly diminishing head. Aroma is slightly fruity and intriguing. While I wouldn't quite call this a "full-bodied" brew, it does have several characteristics I can pick out. It's always bitter, with malt coming through as well as a citrus flavor here and there. I've really grown into this beer the more and more I drink it.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold with a copper glow. Medium body with notes of toasted grains and dried herbs. Very good malt flavor with crisp bitter finish.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Not my favorite pale ale. Initially the fruitiness of the aroma and flavor work. Then the overwhelming bitterness takes over for an unsatisfying finish. Overrated brewery.5/3/5/2/10.
Re-rate: 8/4/8/4/17. Wow what a bad early rating. This is one of my favorite beers. Great balance of hops and malts. Crisp, clean, refreshing. Outstanding.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 What can I say about this ale that hasnít been said already? Nice & hoppy for a pale ale. I need to sit down with this stuff again.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initially great; rich, smooth, hops are good, nice carbonation and head (although it doesnít last long but some lingers on sides); but a little to much aftertaste on my throat because I'm tasting too much alcohol and hops. Very worthwhile though; grows on you.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 ON RERATE: Just tried another bottle and this time, I got a lot more hop flavoring than the first tasting. And thereís some wonderful "grapefruit" overtones going on in there that I hadnít detected in the first bottle. I had to bump my ratings up a bit as a result.
ORIGINAL COMMENTS: Another gift from my wife (who doesnít drink beer herself--go figure). Poured this into my ale glass and it looked purty--light amber with a decent head that slowly gave way but never completely disappeared. Mmmm, smells nice--hints of hops to come. Yup, the taste is hoppy at the beginning, middle and end with just a bit of maltiness. I didnít think the palate was quite as smooth as my current favorite APA, City Pale Ale, but this is only a minor quibble with a very tasty brew. Iíll have another, please...
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, very nice hoppy (cascade) nose. flavor full of malts and hops yet refreshing.
rel3 (9) - USA - JAN 24, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20