tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate amber color, aroma of grapefruit and cut grass. Flavors of malts, caramel, citrus, grassy hops and lemon. Bitter finish, with a slightly soapy texture.
croutonboy (3) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly bitter, with a nice citric flavor. More lively than one would expect from an amber. Recommended.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Strong, malty and citric aroma; toasty malt and earthy hop flavor; mildly bitter finish; slightly watery palate. Decent.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear amber with a fizzy off-white head. Grassy hoppy aroma. Bitter grass taste, very dry. Surprisingly thick body. Thought this might be an EPA, because the hops are not all that pleasant.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
HBF 2005. Deep gold with good carbonation and nice white head. Aroma is citrusy with a ton of american hops with just a bit of malt in the back for balance. Flavor is moderately sweet from a good amount of malt to balance out the abundance of hops. Not overly hoppy, but very nicely done. Smooth and slightly crisp finish.
methtlcai (10) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Given the low rating on the site for this beer, I was hesitant to get a 6er of it, so I got Southern Tier’s variety pack just to sample- but now I wish that I had gotten a 6! This beer is reminiscant of Red Seal Ale- a surprisingly hoppy yet sweet APA. The aroma jumped out of the bottle and I could smell this one across the room, but the appearance isn’t that great and the lacing is kind of weak. Still, a really tasty ale with more body and hops than you might expect
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is cloudy orangey yellow with a huge big bubble fast fading off white head...smell is grapefruit and soap...taste is quite malty up front and a little surprising for this style...sweet citrus and a touch bitter in the finish...quite nice!
Ron (2886) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden color with a average white head. Hops and citrus aroma. Malt and hops palate. Hops and bitter at the finish, Thanks JB for trading this one with me
oh6gdx (21858) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, not much head to talk about. Orange and hops in both aroma and flavour. More on the watery side.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a thin head. Smells of straw and pepper. Tastes of grapefruit and lemons. A bit on the watery side.