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) - Orange, 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.
Dorwart (2542) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Small to medium sized fluffy light tan head. Good carbonation. Reduces to a thin foam. Light malt and hops in the aroma with a little bit of pine. Color is a slightly cloudy medium orange/amber. Darker that I expected. Flavor is kind or sharp and bitter. Little more pine and resinous hops in there with a bit of roasted malts for balance. Little dry at the finish with more bitterness. A very good pale ale.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 tried at the brewery following a tour, first time trying it and was impressed, maybe not quite as good as Great Lakes Burning River or Three Floyds Alpha King APAs, but very, very good
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 I like Pale Ale, and I like this beer. Exactly what you would expect, more hops and malt than the others, with a tart aftertaste. I will drink this again, mark my words.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice clean copper color w/ a large white foamy head laces well. Very light aroma oranges a light citrus hop and a small sweet malt. Palate is well carbonated a bit dry decent coating not much creaminess. Flavor is nicely bitter a bit piney and has a very light malt w/ hints of citrus throughout. This was a dang good beer in an otherwise very blah style. Thanks to Blake for sharing.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a reddish amber colored body with a medium white head that has so-so lacing. The aroma is woody, piney, orange, sweet malts. The flavor is piney, doughy, butterscotch. I’ve had better APA’s. The palate is mediocre. Overall, this is a pretty decent beer, but I’ve had better APA’s.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish brown beer with some piney hop, albeit mildly so, presence.and some woodiness and maltiness. Although there was a slight sweet malt presence, overall it was fairly one-dimensional, through flavour and finish, but for me it was the right dimension - bitter hops. Quite nice.