Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color, long lasting (but small) head. Citrusy scent. Much, much more balanced than I'd expected. The hops and the malt match up beautifully, making this an easy drinking beer. Nice creamy feel to it too.
omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 Bottled. Amber colour, little head. Big pleasant grapefruiy, resiny aroma. Dry and extremely clean. The malt flavour is so short and sharp it leaves you with a metallic mouthfeel. Typical APA bitterness.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambercolor, hoppy floral nosewith a grapefruit character.
creamy palate, good malt character to balance the bitter tangy hops.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored. Nose has some citrus/floral characteristics.Creamy palate which I wasnt expecting but not not full bodied. Nice balance. Not a hop monster like Big Daddy.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Rerate: Good, upon multiple visits. Recalibration is necessary in the palate and appearance scores. Original: At the Brick in DC. Great and hoppy, but not quite unidimensional. Aroma: some grapefruit. Flavor begins to get balanced after some settling in. Almost creamy -- nice palate. Speakeasy has a ’house character’, methinks.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich golden body withnice off-white head. Delicious citrus hoppy aroma, slightly sweet. Flavor is more muted, some hoppiness, a bit of sweetness. Pleassant but a relative disappointment after the wonderful aroma.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light gold color, medium head. A medium bodied pale ale. Malty and fairly hoppy. Somewhat floral. Good malt to hop balance. Full flavor. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer. Etched beer bottle.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly less hoppy than Alpha King, but probably better. Nice balance provides a clean, crisp taste. Can’t wait to try the other Speakeasy stuff.
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar to Big Daddy IPA, golden in color, decent head retention, very soft & lacy head, floral hop aroma, highly hopped flavors, pretty decent balance, tangy & spicy aftertaste, good APA
beergrrl99 (1) - USA - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20