JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near amber color with a dense beige head. Dough and floral aroma, with hints of light citrus. Mild caramel flavors with a slight metallic feel. Heavier in feel. Somewhat average APA.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Being from the Twin Cities, this is sometimes the only option when the rest is swill. It is ligthly amber in color and a less than average head when coming from the tap. The flavor is average. But it's better than the swill.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very refreshing beer with a great smack of hoppness.
nothing else to say about it.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized off-white mostly diminishing bubbles that left a fair lacing and a slightly carbonated transparent amber colored body behind. It had a tingly mouthfeel and a nice malt-hop-spice aroma. Its flavor was a medium strength combination of hops, malt and spice in a good mix along with a noticible alcohol contnent.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A small off-white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was carbonated and slightly cloudy.The hue of this beer was copper and the lacing was fair.The nose was hoppy, fruity, sweet and malty.The flavor was very bitter and it had a fore and an aftertaste that lingered.The mouthfeel of this beer was tingly on the tongue, smooth, thin and watery.
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice looking pale, with medium copper coloring and a fluffy, off white head. Nose is delightfully hoppy, and really quite nice as well. The flavor, however, doesn't quite live up to the nose and appearance. Hoppy, mostly in the finish, but it lacks any real depth of character.
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Minneapolis. Nice to see a larger craft brewer whose flagship brand is not the usual pale pilsner. And nice to see that it's readily available on tap in the Twin Cities (it's even on a few taps here in Chicago). A pleasing amber/copper color, toasty malty sweetness and a refined hop spiciness... definitely not IPA level, but enough to tell the novice beer drinker there's another world out there. Great with those Matt's hamburgers with the cheese fried inside the patty (a Minneapolis tradition my brother introduced me to)!
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color, hoppy and rich flavor, moderately bitter and very refreshing
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUL 11, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely golden color with nice hoppy, malty nose. Nothing overstated here, the combination of the malt and hops is just perfect. I give it a high rating on drinkability and balance. Had this on draft at the Mall of America and it was heavenly.
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
When I read extra pale, I expected a very pale beer, this one was just the opposite. Copper hue with a good sized rocky head, good lacing. Medium-bodied. Sweet woody aroma with hints of butterscotch and cereal. Hoppy piney taste, slighty unbalanced. Where did the sweetness I smelled go? Very dry finish. Lively and creamy mouthfeel. Closer to an amber than an APA.