DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) While Iím not sure Iíd go so far as to agree with the brewers that itís a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale, I do agree itís pretty tasty. The malts are pretty classic for a pale ale, a bit grainy, lightly sweet, and fairly light, but still flavorful. Hops is mildly bitter, not really fully balancing the malt, but complementing it nicely. Likewise, the nose is more malty than hoppy, and though not especially aromatic, itís very pleasant. Medium body, smooth and lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Dark golden, light amber in color, and topped by a small, but creamy and long-lasting off-white head. This is a pretty nice pale ale, nothing too crazy or challenging to the palate, but pleasant and easy to drink. A good session ale.
Halldawg (5) - USA - JUL 16, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer with a lot of hops. Can find it in most of Atlanta, but not everywhere in Georgia yet. All of the Sweetwater beers are great. Hope to see them in more places.
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft in Hartsfield airport. Bartender warned me, "This is pretty hoppy." Didnít bother to reply, "Donít worry, Iím from Seattle." While certainly not mouth puckering, itís got a good hop flavor. A pretty tasty beer, and about the best Iíve had in the South.
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is nice aroma is pleasant. Flavor is very good. It is very mild but tastes pleasant.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good pale ale very smooth and a great after taste. Great on tap there is an extra fruity flavor to it.
ronainsworth68 (3) - Rome, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not knowing what to expect I was very surprised by this brew. Mild for a Pale Ale and very pleasant, great aroma also.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much consistent with the breweryís description. A good example of an American Pale Ale. Great looking crystal clear golden beer with a small white head. Nose of citrus hops and a little malt. Taste of citrus and floral (centenial?), but not quite enough malt for balance or body. A little thin in the mouth as a result as well. But overall a good beer.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent APA. Not too hoppy, just a thin layer of fruit and a crisp finish. Not too shabby.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sweetwater. Piney citrus hop aroma. Golden with a small white head. Thin body, some malt flavor, but this one is mainly the earthy C hops. Pretty generic pale ale, but a good example of the style.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours tan/brown with a small white head. Aroma is earthy hops. Taste is earthy as well with a sharp hop profile. This beer tasted "dirty." A good dirty though. Very unique, i would have it again.