BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Mostly clear, pale amber body with a medium white head. The aroma here is hoppy, yet sweet. Sweet ruby grapefruit dominates the nose, with hints of lemon, pear, apple, pine, and bubblegum. The carbonation attacks your tongue initially overshadowing anything else. After taste returns, there are some medium bitter hop notes, again all grapefruit, some hints of lemon, tea, biscuit, grass, and earth. I really like the sweet grapefruit in the aroma and taste, but the body is just too thin and watery.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light amber body with suspended particulate matter; thin abundantly lacing light cream head. Aroma mostly of grapefruit rind and touches of pine. Creamy, biscuity body with an interesting earthy yeast component as well as a fairly strong hops presence (grapefruit rind, pine). Nothing too unique in the malt bill or hops varieties, but the yeasty element adds some character.
shadey (1818) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Beautiful copper color with a thin white head. Nice fruity/citrus aroma. Well balanced with plenty of hop character. Solid stuff and at the price this can easily be a session beer.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, off white head. Frutiness of apricot offset by some leafy hops. Well balanced. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Another solid brew for Southern Tier.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Blind Tiger in NYC. This was a good pale ale. Nice hop bite to it. Balanced very well.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Clear orange color with a thin white head. Nice and full aroma of pepper, hops and some floral notes. The flavor is very hoppy wit ha nice, crisp peppery finish. Slight fruity flavors all throughout. Very similar to the Harvest Ale, but a little bit sweeter.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had the Phin and Matt version. I really liked this beer, it had a very nice sweet aroma. It had a nice hoppy flavor to it and it went down real smooth. I really enjoyed this beer.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought that this beer was a good cross between a light and a heavy beer, kind of like Yuengling. It was light with a sweet taste but still had some substance to it.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had the Phil and Matt version in the bottle. Floral aroma leads toa hoppy flavor. Tasted extremely fresh or maybe it was the amount of flavor in this stuff. Medium bodied with a distinct bitterness to it.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color with no head. Minced pine tree aroma that drifts into the taste. Ick... canít people make a pale ale that doesnít tast like a forest or a hop vine? Iím all for bitterness, but add something else too!