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 (2667) - 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 (2570) - 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.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light amber color with a beige head. Nice citrus/grapefruit hop aroma. Pretty malty and full bodied for a pale ale. Mild hops with some bitterness in the finish.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bery good for a pale ale. dark color with an even flavor Had this at brewtopia beer fest
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a short head and a golden color. Tastes like and english mild but has good hop flavor and citrus notes. Would consider it a session beer as it is easy drinking
Dogbrick (11643) - 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 (2576) - 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 (5094) - 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.