Panzuriel (1183) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper colored beer with a nice head. Good sweet malty aroma with hints of fruit. Good thick mouthfeeln with a good flavor of sweet malt. Nice finish.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich medium copper w/ small off-white head. Sweet malt aroma w/ notes of orange & earth. Sticky, syrupy feel. Sweet malt flavour (caramel?) w/ orange & honey. Moderately dry, earthy bitter finish.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber,beige head
Small bead.Complex carmel malt/hop nose.Light malt, medium hops. Good body & balance
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the pour deep amber to copper color with an impressive head, frothy in its texture, and the resultant lace a fine covering sheet. Crisp citrus nose, orange peels, sweet malt, fresh and clean, the start sweetly malt, top middling in its feel. Finish strikingly acidic, the hops perky in their bite, dry long lasting aftertaste, quite a quaffable brew.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2003 Great aroma! Nice amber colour, with a little foamy head. A fairly agressive bitter finish, with quite a bit of aftertaste. Overall, I'm satisfied.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper hazy with large creamy thick head and strong lasting retention and lace. Nice looking. Orangey resiny hop aroma with light fruity and caramel notes. Creamy smooth body with round malt sweetness and lightly tingly peppery orangey hops and pleasant rising of bitterness in the finish. Excellent characterful version of a pale ale.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appealing clear orange with reddish tints, small head dies quickly but lasting ring of cream sticks around. Aroma of flowers, caramel, and a bit of the barnyard; that Belgian influence you find in most Quebec beers? Strong hoppiness at the front sticks with you all the way through, but there is certainly enough malt and body to keep us non-hopheads entertained. Woody character throughout and some hints of iron. I wouldn't call it top-notch like some others, but it is well above average and ridiculously cheap for its quality in Quebec. Thanks so much MartinT!
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In my opinion, this is what an American pale ale should be. None of this wussy "not quite" crap that so many breweries put out, and none of the hopelessly unbalanced 6,000 IBU stuff that others think is necessary for a good APA. No, this one neither dissapoints nor assaults. Wonderful floral aroma and malt sweetness in the nose, perfectly balanced. Pours with a nice head, and the first sip is a tasty sweet malt nicely balanced by a perfectly generous dose of hops, medium body and mouthfeel, with a lingering and rather dry finish. Everything an APA should be.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is so terribly English--"dirty" fruit from the English yeast. Tremendous billowing head. Damned fine, reminscent of Fuller’s, though I imagine that I prefer this one.
Aurelius (3445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A manly brew. Nice woody ale color. Great balance and clean, clean hopping. I got a double-handful of pisswater beers on my Toronto trip, but this really stood out. I was sorely tempted to forego a number of new beers and just drink a few more of these this evening.