Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Speakeasy is the darker side of amber with a mild carbonation producing a small but creamy white head. The aroma is pure cascade hops at first, what does that smell like you ask? Well, maybe fresh balsam and cedar boughs steeped with holly and a little bit of valencia orange peel. There's a small whiff of roasted malt that tries valiantly to find it's way past the hops, but it barely succeeds, just adding a slightly vegetal note. Flavor is summed up easily by just saying "west coast brown ale", all most to the point of tasting like a good traditional German alt beer but with definite American hops, which isn't bad but I usually don't think of something like this as a first choice. Clean, well made beer though....
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with thin tan head, and thin lacing. A lot of hoppiness and some spicy and floral tones. I would drink this again.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
balanced fruity aroma, clear amber with a nice uniform head, great medium body, caramel sweetness, lightly hopped and a nice piney finish
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark burgundy. Floral hop aroma. Spiced cinnamon and peache flavor, with a cherry taste hidden beneath. Speakeasy has probably the most consistently-finest smelling beer I've tried.
haddon90 (1371) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good pale ale. very hoppy, a nice caramel and malt balance...amber color with a white foamy head.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pale ale, loads of hops and a hint of grapefruit. This is similar to Alpha King but not as flavorful. Unfortunately, Prohibiton runs $9.00 for six were Alpha King is $5.50. I probably won't buy it again because of price but it is a nice beer.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow with a large beige frothy and rocky head. Smell malt, hops, and caramel. Taste bitter hops and malt.
whatusay (20) - San Francisco, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: Nice amber appearance with a light head. Big citrus hopping aroma. Very nice taste with slight bitterness at the finish.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A grapefruit and hop aroma with a big rocky head. The flavor is hoppy with a hint of malts to balance and it lingers in the finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright deep amber with a tall light tan head. Heavy caramelized orange zest and fresh hops aromas. Nice lace. Somewhat thin in body. Bitter, near resin-like, without the body of malt to back it up. Decent malt finish but the alpha acids have already taken over and claimed the territory.