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 (1524) - 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 would’ve 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 (12072) - 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.
shadey (1959) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was better than the James Page I had only minutes before. The hop character was milder and the malt and yeast were able to shine through. Good stuff for a pale ale.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber-copper body, medium off-white head. Nose of caramel, pine, and citrus. Toasty body with caramel, light fruit, pine, and grapefruit rind (but not overdone or of IPA strength). Rather thin-bodied and easy drinking.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked it, loved it, want some more of it...problem is I live in Arizona and I’m not gonna get anymore of it cuz they only distribute to 6 or 7 states. Crisp, clean with a great taste and no annoying aftertaste. Anyone willing to ship me some?