TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet flavors balance the hops nicely. Does not have the typical overwhelming hoppiness of an APA. Great looking and great tasting.
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not really sure this should be called an APA. Thereís not enough hop presence and itís low in bitterness for the style. It does have a strong malt backbone, however, unfortunately thereís little else to the taste. Solid, easy-drinking beer, but nothing spectacular.
Aurelius (4121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly olivine, dry-hopped aroma. Prominent West Coast style hop flavor with jellied citrus tones and herbal must. Moderately bitter palate with mild acidic twang.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, itís pretty similar to the ESB, but not as interesting. Round sweetish malt and some good finishing hop action - nothing really wrong with the beer and it works great for this lazier Memorial Day, but itís a little boring in the final analysis.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2009 Copper pour with medium sized white head. Aroma of malts and some citrus. Above average brew!
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Light copper hue; thinnish head. Generous malt bill, but not very dynamic. Very light sweetness; pinch of toasted bread. Flowery and grassy hops were decent, albeit somewhat one-dimensional. Bitter dryness in the aftertaste. I might even go as far to say that itís a little astringent. Aroma was a little lacking. After a few sips, the beer becomes more and more predictable. OK, but nothing special.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I just couldnít get into this one. Maybe I was just expecting something a bit different, but this just fell flat. Initially, a nice grassy hop aroma that was completely gone about 5 minutes after the pour. Body was fairly full for such a light beer (light copper color, crystal clear) which was a pleasant surprise. Very one demensional with nothing really coming forward to complement the bready/toffee malt except a very slight bitter finish. íExtra crisp, extra clean, extraordinary!í reads the caption on the bottle. Well, not in my book.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great T-shirt, great label. Safely above average beer.
Cobb99 (4) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good beer and a great example of a true microbrew. Anyone who likes Pale Ales, will like this one.