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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Mild aroma. Good head, copper color. Taste is solid and hoppy, quite well balanced. A little too bitter for the style, but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bob4beer (4) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - AUG 22, 2004 does not count
This is the beer that I return to after quaffing the heavy hopped brews. It is an excellent daily brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
This beer really packs a lot of flavor. Lots of malt, lots of bitterness. Not very balanced though. It has the alcohol level of a session beer but two at a time would be my absolute limit. A nice change up for the fridge, but by no means a top-tier beer in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
This was not overly impressive. The appearance is a clear amber orange color with a dark garnet center, and a little white head. The aroma is flowery and acidic. This flavor is just unbalanced and not to my liking with a strong mineral water presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2004
12 oz bottle, tulip. Cookie and caramel malt (M); flowers and citrus hops (M); red grapes aroma. Average sized, creamy, off-white, lasting head leaves good lacing and sits on a clear, amber-red body. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic, mineraly flavor becomes a moderately acidic, lightly bitter, mineraly finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic tinge. The bottom line is: mineral presence is way too strong for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Brilliant red and amber color with a small off white head and some lacing on the glass. Nicely hopped aroma with soft, sweet malts in the background. Roasted coffee, caramel malts, touch of hops in the taste. Average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Nice red hue with a generous head. Thick, hoppy texture, which I would consider an APA certainly. Fresh and pleasant malty body... robust, a little plum, medium hoppiness, sweet nose, very good stuff that I can drink all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2004
A dark reddish amber pour that produced a tan head that was both big and thick. Smooth at first, then the hoppy bite comes through. A light medium body. It wasn’t anything special but it wasn’t bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Reddish amber color, lacing. Starts out somewhat caramel tasting then goes to hoppy in seconds, not overpowering though. Fresh and summery with some orange rind. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2004
a bold rich amber ale that is very malty and pretty hoppy too. dark red color, taste is kind of sweet but mostly rich and malty. this is a really good amber, but its not as good as the regular pale ale. not what im used to from stone, but its definately a good brew. pleasing to drink, and it makes me wish i could buy this locally- this would actually work for our stupid abv laws.

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