Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a medium light beige head and thin patches of lacing. Aroma of malt, fruit and hops. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced but the flavor is a little weak. Mild hops, sweet malt and some tropical fruit flavors are there but are subdued. The finish is clean and sweet, making this beer really easy to drink from start to finish. Extraordinary? No. Above average? Yes.
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma of citrus, mainly orange indicating lots of hops, but there are also hints of sweet, bready malts. The taste seemed to lean more toward the malts than the hops. Perhaps this particular bottle had some age to it. Nonetheless, there was a slight bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy body. Enjoyable enough, but not great by any means.
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber, bad label. One-dimensional and strong western hop aroma. Well-malted, medium sweetness, prominent hopping. Hop aftertaste hangs around for a while, but doesn’t linger too long. Just another APA.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Springslicker. Pours a lightly opaque amber color. Scant white head forms, fades and leaves decent lacing behind. Aroma is moderately grapefruity and floral, perhaps the slightest malt nose. Lighter bodied, decent carbonation, tends to feel a bit watery on the palate. Decent amount of hops here, not overwhelming with bitterness but lacking malt body. Pleasant floral and light citrus flavors. Decent.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily hopped nose (orange/pineapple) is balanced nicely with malty notes of fresh bread. Heavy mouthfeel is dominated with caramel and bready malts. Nice, long finish is perfectly bitter. Although this is a good session beer, it is refreshing to know that it is NOT the best beer in the galaxy.
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin reddish golden color with minimal head. Aroma is weak-maybe orange, pineapple and malt, but not strong. Flavor is much better. Malt with mild citrus/pineapple. Subtle, but nice, although it comes off as watery up front. Finishes with a mild spicy hops flavoring. Slippery mouthfeel.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yum! This is a nicely balanced session ale, in my book. Mild malts, sweet, citrus, orange peel hops and a juicy finish that’s mellow and long. Orange clear body, short head, good lacing. Nice to finally find this in Ohio.
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-again, thanks to hopdog for this one. pous bright orange with a huge soapy off-white head . Unfortunately, this says 1 of 2 things-oxidization or sometype of infection/yeast problem. highly citric aroma of oranges and pineapple-tropical fruits. flavors are heavy on the citrus-orange/tangerine. fairly one dimensional hop kick here, but kinda cool, considering the style of beer here. pretty straight forward citric pale here.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has a little bit of grapefruit, a lot of orange. Taste is pretty well balanced, lots of hops and bitterness, grapefruit, quite nice. Pours with a decent rocky head and a little lacing.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - Pours bright amber with a nice white head that stays well and laces pretty good as well. Aroma is of grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is very hoppy as well. Notes of grapefruit and a touch of caramel malt beneath. Dominated pretty much by the hops though. Body is medium and this has a nice mouthfeel to it. It is just a touch unbalanced towards the hop side but I like hops so this was enjoyable for me.