BiggDaddy (7) - Helen, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as pale ales go this is truely refreshing, not overly hopped. I do feel that it is much better on draught. As most of sweetwaters brews tend to be.
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I extremely enjoyed touring the Sweetwater Brewery in ATL. I thought this beer tasted really well. I give it my stamp of approval.
UNCCTF (511) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Charlotte Oktoberfest. Nothing extraordinary, but this was a very crisp beer. Nice refreshing mouthfeel with mild hop touch. It’s no Sweetwater IPA, but this is a winner.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well, I’m a Sweetwater fan, but this is definitely my least favorite of the Sweetwater brews. It reminded me of McEwan’s which I had earlier in the evening, with a bit more flavor and not as watered down. It’s a decent pale ale, but not the best.
Dogbrick (8968) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to skaughty for the trade. This beer is a dark gold color with a very thin off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. The aroma has a decent amount of hops, along with some malt and spice. Medium-bodied and crisp with a moderate hops presence, along with a touch of sweet malt. The finish is lightly bitter. This is a straightforward APA that I would try again.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 (Draught) Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Sweet malt flavor. Bitter finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with an off-white head. Citrus, hops aroma. Medium body with gentle carbonation. Flavor was hoppy, citrus and refreshing. Decent beer. Very drinkable.
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold color out of the bottle with a huge, uncontrollable white head. I eventually got it all in the glass. Grainy malt nose. Distractingly lively on the palate, which I expected given the huge, uncontrollable head. Sweet malty taste with some citrus hop finish. Clean dry finish. Nice session beer.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to goldtwins for this one. Pours light coppery with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, slight fruit and spice. The taste presents hints of malt, hops, with some floral, citrus, even caramel notes. The palate is medium in firmness and body, with a slightly dry finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small creamy white head. Light citrus and aroma. Light think oily body easy to drink with some fruity sweetness underneath a nice hop finish.