tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit, orange, leafy, tannin-full aroma withplenty of underlying malt sweetness. Clear copper coloured body with decent white head that recedes to partial cover and ring with some lacing. Tannin full toasty malt flavour with some cookie dough like yeast, orange, leafy hops and fair finishing bitterness. Medium body with engaging carbonation. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Bottle (Liquormart, Oct-05).
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean copper/orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is somewhat floral with a little barnyard. Flavors are floral, grassy, a little barny, and a hint of citrus. Not as strong of a hop presence as I had expected. but still a good beer.
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as hoppy as I expected but it tasted fantastic. I can see why this is so highly rated, Nice amber colour. Hint of citrus. Great beer with dinner.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty copper color.....some sour apple flavor and a little citrus mixed in there somewhere. good bitterness......a good all around brew..........mmmmmmmmmm
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper/amber with a nice straw like head. Smells of pinecones, barnyard and grass. Tastes bitter with some nice floral undertones. Metallic finish.
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Co. Great Beer. Great Dark amber color. nice head and lacing too. Perfect everyday beer. Flavors are hoppy and bitter. Great finish too.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - AUG 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a amber color. Smells sweet, citrus, hoppy, and floral. Bitter in the mouth and finish. A bit hoppier than most pale ales, but very good. I usually hate pale ales, but I’d drink this in a second.
Heatwaves (54) - Santa Ana, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a great, sweet aroma -- a cross between amaretto and caramel. It tastes a bit strong and bitter for a pale ale, but the flavors mellow and blend as the beer warms up. Overall a very well crafted pale ale.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It had a nice hoppy aroma, a rather pleasant citrusy malty flavor and a nice amount of carbonation to boot. I could drink a lot of this one. There is a little bitterness but not to the level I often associate with Pale Ales. The only negative is the head seems to be lacking and it seems a bit flat despite having a pleasant finish.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ommegang, 2005.Orange, clear, thin white head. Mild hoppy fruity aroma. Carmel malty with a nice hop flavor and decent balanced bitterness. Very nice PA.