Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thin bubble film on a golden body. Nose is hoppy with some sweet cream notes. Taste is really good, sweet and hoppy. This is a very clean, fresh beer. Finish is nice with just a little youch of bitter. Very enjoyable.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
this looks like a hefe. cloudy golden yellow with a billowy white head. aroma is citrus hop. has a clean sweet taste at first that is very strong with hops but quickly melts into an enjoyable malty roasted nut taste. the description on this is correct. this is crisp and clean, maybe not extra clean, but clean. a nice brew, thanks for sharing, Lumpy
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 The defining taste is of bitter hoppiness - but this isn’t a bad thing at all. The hops are not too fruity but rather more "dark" in taste. It is bitter, sweet, and noticably dry. This is another beer that leaves a "well water and hops" impression (see: Saranac IPA, etc.). These hops are dark and musky.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a light yellow, almost pale lager-like, with just a trace of head with slight lacing. Aromas of banans and straw with flavors of light pine and decent malt flavors. Overall, an average pale ale that could make for an excellent session brew.
JJsostail (3) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The name alone deserves some extra points. No, seriously, this is a really good beer. Almost perfectly hopped.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Medium golden body with mild carbonation and a soapy white head. Aroma of pale malts and a touch of piney hops. Has just enough spice and pine to go with the light malty character, this beer is perfectly hopped for an "Extra Pale Ale".
I think this strives to be somewhere between an APA and an IPA and achieves that very nicely. A solid beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured clear gold color with small but sustainable head. Light, fruity and hoppy makes this a very easy session brew. I actually prefer something a little more West Coast in my IPA’s though, but not bad at all.
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours with a golden color, fairly hoppy... also can detect a faint sweetness before the rather dry and bitter finish. I’ve yet to find anything from Sweetwater that I dislike
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks BeerCellar2 for the trade! Pours nicely with a small head. Wonderfully drinkable, with a nice blend of malt and hops. Not too complex, nice balance, overall a damn good beer.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A thoroughly enjoyable APA. Crisp and yet with enough balance that it had character rather than just hop.