kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Light amber w/a thin off white head that shrinks quickly. Lighty floral and piney hops, becomes grassy & herbal as it warms. Toasty malt and some slightly plum fruity esters. Well balanced, a bit bitter up front and hints of plum fruit. A medium toasty malt w/ a semi sweet finish and herbal hop aftertaste. Lower medium carbonation, lighter body, and smooth. Nice thirst quencher and flavorful for a lighter beer.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mostly clear amber pour with a medium off white head. Floral hop aroma with malt notes also. Resinous hop aroma. Lots of old lady perfume from the hops on the palate. Sweet, thinnish mouthfeel. Not a lot of complexity, mild hop presence except for the perfume...kinda making me ill...unimpressive finish.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber-orange. Smelled like alcohol and oranges. Rather sweet (sugar water and light caramel) malt base. Delicate notes of fruit (pear and apricots). Gentle, flowery bitterness added a nice contrast. Pleasant beer.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly malty (toasted grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Extraordinary? Nope. Decent for the style, though.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head, clear golden. Malty, sweet aroma. Taste is bitter grains, slightly buttery toasted malts. Finish is very clean, just a slight hint of bitter grains. Needs more hops IMHO.
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Deep gold, slight haze. Slight wispy white head. Some pine, citrus and green tea in the nose. Nice slightly bitter taste with just the right amount of hops. Excellent balance. Slightly dry finish. Damn good beer!!!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear golden brown body beneath a dense foamy white head. Grapefuit and lemon highlight the aroma. Starts crisp, with some grapefruit and orange zest flavors. Very slight toffee like malts sit in the background. Another solid southern tier beer.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper color with almost no head. Nose is hoppy citrus and pine with a dash of malt sweetness. Mouthfeel as well as body definitely on the light, thin side. Flavor is very nice with hop tartness (I swear I taste blackberry in there, but may be over-enthusiastic) followed by a smoothing-out sweetness that displays the tremednous balance of this pale ale. Really quite enjoyable, just wish it were a more robust body.
pivo (2651) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh hops, floral nose - bright hop res. Gold color, foamy lathery head. Soft malt body with a hint of sweet grapefruit. Fairly broad floral hoppy taste wtihout a biting bitter. Medium body. The balance is the key to this beer. Lots of hop character in a very smooth overall experience.
YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden orange color. Small head on top that leaves some laces on the glass. Very intense orange and lavender nose. Floral, sage taste. Medium lasting - a bit thin bodied.