UNCCTF (512) - 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 (9446) - 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 (12268) - 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 (3738) - 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 (8530) - 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.
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is like the candy of beers, just as the name states it is sweet tasting, however it is not overly sweet and makes for a real special taste.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very easy beer to drink. This makes a nice session beerr. Nice copper color with a minimal egg white head. The aroma is nice enough to make the user want to quaff. Notes of grapefruit and biscuit. The flavor corresponds and is easy going grapefruit and sweet bread. Not an edgy pale ale, but nice quaffable.