Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark golden color,Noe head what so ever.aroma was malty cerealish if that word fits with a faint hop aroma.strike that the hops are fairly strong it's my stuffed up nose thats slowing me down.Lite malt taste,zero carbonation just the errant bubble here and there.very hoppy taste that leaves a bitter after taste with an almost sweet taste at the tail end of the after taste.Kind of watery,nothing special.i vowed never to drink this brand again after tasting it at the beer festival at canterbury downs some years back and i believe i will stick with that idea this stuff seems to be lacking that certain something that will make it a good brew but then i feel all the summit's lack something,mostly taste and imagination in brewing.I think that James Page brewing has these guy's beat hands down.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 This is quite good. Much better than the IPA, not as bitter bite. Color was superb, head was nice with some pretty good lacing on the glass throughout. Nice bold flavor and aroma. Definitly one of my favorites so far. Have it with something spicy, and you'll really enjoy it.
Here's an update. Had it today on tap at Old Chicago on W. Lake Street. As Tony the Tiger would say..Grrrrreat!
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber color with a medium off white rocky head. Pine with a citrus hop aroma. Mostly a hop taste. There is a soap like quality to this beer in the aroma and taste. I guess my question is how is this different than an IPA?
Veldy (64) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has historically been my favorite beer (I live near the brewery). However, the bottled beer is often inconsistant, sometimes a bit grainy. I think the flavor could be a little more cascade and with a little more aroma. Overall, a very good beer when served at the proper temperature.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer can be found just about anywhere on tap in the Twin Cities which is both good and bad. When it is offered at a place that knows how to handle real beer (fresh, right temp) it is a wonderful APA, but when its found in a place whose other taps are macros it can be mishandled (old keg, wrong temp). At its best the hops are spicey and the flavor full.
butrain (14) - USA - FEB 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good for a local brew. Tastes kind of heavy for being a pale ale, which I think to be a good thing (ie, the flavor does not disappear immediately). Recommended if you can get it.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just don't get it--I must be missing what everybody is enjoying in this beer. Decent appearance, luminescent golden-amber, keeping a nice cling of head on the glass. Gentle (read: dull) aroma, somewhat dusty and a bit of hop presence. A mix of flavors, citric bitterness, a little bit metallic, the faintest suggestion of curry powder, and some malt body. Decent palate. All around the palate supports this one well enough to be an easy drinking beer, but the flavors I got were a bit harsh and it left me disappointed.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 nice orange color. Well hopped and bitter, and easy to find as well. But I do think there are quality control issues because this beer can be good or terrible.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice dance between the almost nutty caramelity and the florality quick drying on close. Easy to enjoy, as the description asserts.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good pale with apricot-like aroma, malty, fruity taste with lingering hop finish