luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very nice floral and slighty spicy
Appearance: pours Golden with a nice slightly off white head which lasted a while
Flavor: Malt forwad with some caramel with a nice hop bite to it.
Palate: Medium light bodied, opens with a hop bite which yields to caramelly sweetness and seems to linger a little while
Overall: Another good pale ale... very well constructed but I could not find anything outstanding about it. The beer was serverd way way too cold... I had to wait a while for my first sip...
beerbill (3369) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 On tap in Savannah, GA. Arrived at the table a clear golden amber with no head and left no lace. Mild aroma of malt and a few faint notes of hops. The flavor is very nice with solid malt up front followed by some moderate grapefruit hops. Light-medium bitterness that does not linger long. Crisp, refreshing finish with some breadiness in the aftertaste. Enjoyable.
Original rating 3/28/2006. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium gold with a moderate off-white head. Pleasant, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is a nice combination of malt sweetness, good yeasty bread, a bit of citrus, with a pleasant hop finish. Not overly hopped. Very drinkable and enjoyable. 7-4-8-4-14=3.7
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great IPA to find this weekend while in Nashville. There is only one placed that severed this in Nashville, the 2nd Fiddle and I spent most of my time there. Every place else just served domestic and the mass produced imports. This pale ale was smooth with just the right amount of hops. I would put his up against SN any day.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Transparent and magnifying pale gold in color with a diamond shaped white ice sheaf for the head. Starch, cotton, linen, burlap and raw potatoes protrude mostly up the nose. Sweet, starchy flavor reiterations hark on lemon bread heels and sweet rolls. Musky bite hints at corn stalks and crunchy corn flakes. Lemon titters amidst baguette crust haunches. Cleanly tongue feel, free of debris, so curiosity meanders towards the starchy potato chip bag taste. Some sugary sweet corn in the finish.
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with aracana (thanks!). Bottle labeled best before month 12, week 3. Poured a deep orange color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of caramel, dough, and citrus. Tastes of pretty much the same.
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent orange amber with a small bubbly head. Aroma of pizza dough, malty, some caramel, some citrus. Flavors of the same.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent enough pale, with malty, carmel hints, no aftertaste to speak of, you can drink mountains of this stuff, as I did last weekend!
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold body, thin off-white head. Nose displays floral, grapefruit, some grassy, cutrisu & lightly toasted malt. Flavor is orangey/citrus hops, some grassiness and a bit of toasted malt. Quite bitter toasty (lightly bready) finish. Lingering grapefruit.
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a decent offering. light golden color with a white head which had some retention not much. A honey aroma mized with hops and yeast. smooth hoppy flavor. okay but not much.
RyanTHC (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
what is ther to say about this beer? itís only downside is itís hard to find unless you hail from the southeastern United States. Briliant taste is intensified with the exhalation of some killer dank smoke. The best beer to go with any buds. I admit itís downgraded from a 5 to about a 3.5 without the additon of marijuana. Is this why they call it 420 ale... They claim cause it was first brewed on april 20th.. .but then again donít their tours start at 4:20 too. If you like bud, try this beer. if not try it anyway! if you can find it.