Giant (4) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
OK Pale Ale. It does not hold a flame to the Best. Leaves a weird after taste. Not a great finish.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very easy drinking ale, nothing stands out, but it isnít the run of the mill brew either. This one is a good working in the yard beer, when you want a better beer than the budís or millers.
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange-brown color with a slight white head. The aroma is of earthy hops with a slight hint of the citric. Medium-bodied with easy carbonation, itís got a toffee-like taste with a touch of hop bitterness. Finishes a bit thick and syrupy.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy, rich copper-amber color; fluffy lasting near-white head. Caramelly-sweet nose unfortunately has a slightly off quality; sugary, somewhat soda-like mouthfeel, thick at first; light hoppiness comes in late and the palate thins out considerably. Ehh.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze color with a small beige head. Bready malt aroma and flavor. Not bad, but where?s the hops?
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew sure looked good in the glass - a thick fluffy white head on top of clear orange; thick frothy lacing too! Why then did it have to taste so bland and watery? Yeah the malts were sweet and wouldíve made for a creamy base, but seemed instead to be floating in water? Barely enough hop to balance the sweetness. At the end - tons of lacing in the glass and watery sweetness quickly disappearing from my tongue.
12samwicheatin (2) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say, a good local (for me) beer that si an example of doing it correctly.
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear deep amber with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of florals and grapefruit. Suttle bitterness. Medium body. Mild hops and sweet malt flavor.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and red-copper with a white whisp of lacey head. Aroma of pine hops and sweet malts. Nice light but pronounced hops and smooth malts. A honey touch. Bitter and bold but not overdone at all. All in all, a very nice, smooth and well crafted beer. This is a great brew for washing down the trail dust and just enjoying the buzz.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An amber color (not very pale) with a nice starting head that diminishes quickly, and a good presence of lace. A hoppy aroma, initially, and then of bread and some caramel. Smooth mouth feel, a light (slightly sweet) taste with a dry finish. Not a very distinctive or memorable taste, but a good mouth feel, and fairly drinkable.