davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice floral, lightly hoppy nose. Color is a light copper, but fairly hazy. Is this a bottle conditioned beer? I see nothing on the label indicating so, and no sediment at the bottom of the bottle, so I'm inclined to think it is not bottle conditioned, in which case I believe the cloudiness to be a fault. Medium carbonation with a big frothy white head. Taste profile is rather timid. Light malt, light hops, light finish, light body...a bit of a metallic taste, perhaps this beer is a bit past it's prime? Maybe a fresher beer would be better? I acquired this beer in a trade, so I'm not sure of it's freshness. The label says enjoy by 4th week of November, but no indication of what year. Fair, but not great beer.
thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another winner from sweetwater. It's good but definatly not there best.
jgb9348 (4924) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber colour with a thin white head. Smells of citrusey and floral hops. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppiness-decent balance with malt as well. Aftertaste fairly subdued, but good. Overall a decent APA, fairly good! I had this beer on draught at Summit's in Sandy Springs (Atlanta), Georgia on 25-September-2003.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Large, frothy head is white and slowly diminishing. Body is a pale copper and appears to be fairly thin. Light bread malts, lightly citric hops. I'm really having to sniff to pull out the aroma here. Moderately sweet throughout, lightly bitter throughout. Light acidity at the beginning. Fairly short finish. Very tame beer. Only a light fruitiness upfront keeps me from believing this isn't a lager. Medium body, soft carbonation, watery texture. The bottom line is: boring. 2nd place in my Atlanta pale ale taste off. While Sweetwater does okay for a local-to-me-brewery, I've not had anything exceptional, great, or even very good from them yet.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance and aroma is apricot; Tastes of apricots and citrus (tangerine?); lightly hopped with a malty finish. Enjoyable brew!
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Flavor is slighty sour fruit, oranges, and hops. This beer really balances out the malt and hops nicely. This is as good if not a better American Pale Ale than Sierra Nevada to me, and that says something.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had from bottle on July 11th, 2003 - Day 11 of Blake's Beer Month™
An interesting beer, I enjoyed this one and I'm quite glad I got three in my most recent trade. The beer pours with a nice golden color, a fair amount of carbonation and a good sized head. The aroma is floral with a bit of malt and hops. The taste is quite nice - easy to drink - crisp, malty, a small bit of hops. I really enjoyed this one - it would go quite well with just about any meal...
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one ranks right up there with Sierra Nevada in my opinion. It is always a safe choice. Always crisp and clean, a nice bitter hoppy pale ale, that is a bit on the musky side but is balanced out by a fruity hoppy aftertaste.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad, but I won't be hurrying to have this one again. Holds no special place in my heart.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Light amber in color. Served way too cold at first. Light/moderate floral notes; quite smooth.