sprgarden (1) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just found a supplier in metro Detroit (Grosse Point Woods) and am thrilled to see this beer make its way further east.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sparkling, amber/orange with thin bubbly white head. Smells sweet and malty, straw (I can see that), and some citrus. Tastes nice and bitter but quite smooth. This is OK, not too much toward the hops but wish there were some other elements than grapefruit peel.
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling clear, deep golden ale. Nice aroma of butterscotch, straw and bisquit. The flavor is well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy bitter-sweet finish. Another nice effort from Summit!
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A serviceable pale that went with turkey and grilled veggies for a most wonderful lunch. Light cream head and some cream in taste that was otherwise dry, with citrus hops taste and dry aftertaste. Thanks pigfoot.
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: from friend playing bass on tour with Carina Round, across North America (probably part of rider in Minneapolis) and consumed in his hotel room in West Hollwood, Los Angeles. Nice middle of the road beer. Soft and sweet at the very start, lilting into a sharpish and slightly bitter finish, which is satisfyingly full, though fairly short. Some fruit notes (lime and orange). Pretty good - reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent extra pale, pours quite light colored with lot’s of bubbles that comes through in the palate. A very good selection for early summer drinking enjoyment.
badgerben (4399) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with little to no head. Not much on the aroma aside from some light hops. The taste explodes with hops, citrus, and maybe just a touch of wheat. Nice malt rounding out the flavor. Medium carbonation. Fantastic pale ale!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark amber/ copper color, and thin , disappearing head. Sharp, vibrant hops abound here...citrus fruits and more, grapefruit, apricot, cinnamon, sharp cheese? Long, exciting finish, the hops mingle among the taste buds, the lips, and gums. Great bitterness on top, medium body, warm and tingly. Thoroughly satisfying, but not particularly remarkable. A reliable tasty treat.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, shaker. Caramel and a little huskiness to the malt (L); flowery hops (L). Amber orange body with a tight, creamy head. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: better taste than aroma, though a bit much acidity
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was kind of hesitant to try this due to the image of this beer. It seems to be what the trendy late twenties crowd in MN drinks. think what frat boys drink after they graduate from Corona and Rolling Rock. I hate to admit it but this is a real solid beer, nice beer flavor but still goes down smooth. I may have to join the cool crowd for a change