urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light and fruity with just enough bitterness. Definitely in the West Coast light ale tradition (Full Sail Golden Ale springs to mind). I affirmatively enjoy this beer, which amazes me, given that this is an essentially ’training wheels’ beer style.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very clear beer with an appropriate golden color. The head lasted a few seconds, but what is left is hanging in there. The palate is malt driven with a touch of dryness in the finish. Overall, an enjoyable rounded Ale.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer but would be better without the citrusy flavor. Close to a pale ale. ;)
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised at the hoppiness of this one. Has a very prevalent Cascade-ish citrusy quality to it. More pale than golden. Nothing particularly interesting, but not bad.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, enjoyable APA with a solid hop presence and a floral hop nose. Malt backbone a little slight, but it still manages a great flavor and a clean, moderately bitter finish. Clear golden in color (duh...) with a medium head. A fairly standard APA.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is as it is described.Or as my wife would say,’A rather inoffensive little beer.’
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More of a pale than a golden ale. Hoppy aroma, and the flavor followed suit. It’s pretty one-dimensional, really. Not bad, not great, just okay.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really didn’t know what to expect when i ordered this. Ale or lager?... I was left to guess. Turned out to be an ale, a pale ale in fact, that really didn’t appear to be golden at all. Dark amber is more fitting. Anyway, it had a fairly strong hop odor, and a short but strong bitter hop flavor. Flavor didn’t seem to linger for too long. I really didn’t taste much else. Ok, but not my favorite style of beer.