DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing like that first sip of a west coast american pale ale to just put you right at ease when you get home. The aroma is very pleasant with hops just attacking your nose...floral and some citrus/orange. The pour is decent with orange and amber and a tiny white head being apparent. Some definite carbonation, but not overwhelming. The flavor is full with malty back bone and a nice hop filled bitter dry ending. Some syrupy malt and orange in this beer...very rough drinking for a typical pale ale...but not necessarily a bad thing. Enjoyable...thanks for the beer mitch.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at brewery; nice bright citrusy nose, beautiful fresh hops all the way; not much malt charactor, but the combination of hops here is very nice, seems like more than just Casacades. Lingering finish that isn’t harsh. Good.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizza Port Real Ale Festival. Clear gold, almost no head at all. Seemed a bit flat, not much going on in the flavor dept here.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the color of clover honey with a thick white head. Big floral hop nose. Nice malt/hop balance with the hops coming through at the finish. Very nice brew, reminds me of Firestone Walker.A little thin in the palate but still a very nice drinker.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noce head and decent lacing, orange in color, with notable cloudiness. Grapefruit peppery flavor a little overwhelming, but decent drink none-the-less.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus, woody aroma. Cloudy copper color. Starts out sweet a little tart. Just the right amount of hops, not too bitter. Aftertaste has hints of grapefuit and pine. Smooth in the finish not too agressive. A very drinkable beer.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy hop aroma. Pale amber color, poor head retention. Sweet malt up front in the flavor, followed by citrusy hops, and a crisp, evenly balanced finish. A very refreshing and well-balanced APA.
swanmann (518) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This belongs to Brewer’s Den, Sonora Brewing. The description listed 4.8%.
Rich amber color with aromas of hops and pine. With a smooth, even palate, this should not disappoint hop-heads.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a thin white head. Some bubble gum and hops on the nose. Sweet fruits in flavor (pineapple) and a bit of sweetness countered by citrus. Thanks to Skyview.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear light amber appearance. Thin head of foam that leaves a very light lace.
The aroma is decent: the malt and hop are well balanced, nice bouquet, probably dry hopped.
A higher level of oily-alcohol than expected. The malt dies quickly on the initial taste then the hop starts soft and builds to the predominant flavor in the aftertaste. Astringent and dry, this is a tasty beer but not very complex. The flavors are fairly two dimensional.