Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured straw with a thin white head...smelled very floral with peppery spiciness to it, but also a citrusy tartness...this was not hoppy at the back of the mouth or just as you swallow...this was hoppy as soon as it hit the tip and front sides of my tongue, I honestly am yet to find a beer that does that...I have never actually tasted hops on my sweet or salty taste buds before...don’t get me wrong, this was not a hoppy beer, cannot be too many IBUs, but it was just different...clean dry finish...this is perhaps the best commercial description I have ever read, then tried...it is my rating...thanks for the beer Matt!!
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color out of the bottle with a fizzy white head and a hoppy nose with lemons in it. Dark caramel sweetness with a rye grain flavor and a strong hop/lemon citrus finish. Nice beer.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 09.04.04 12oz bottle courtesy goldtwins. The pour is an orange tinged gold with a fine, off-white head. Lots of visible eff persistently streaming, I love that. Hoppy, sweet nose, grainy. Soft body, quick finish. Fresh, floral flavors, bright. I don’t really get any rye in the flavor - too bad, I like rye. Thanks, Larry!
20090610 bump for appreciation’s sake. Thank goodness I found this stuff in six packs in Huntsville, AL.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured an orange color. No head, no lacing. Aroma is floral, some citrus hop notes. Taste is rather crisp and clean. Nothing lingering to long. Medium bodied or lighter. Decent.
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to goldtwins for this one. Pours dark straw, with a small, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, some hops, fruit, and rye bread. Tastes malty, dry, with slight hops and citrus at the finish. Medium-bodied mouthfeel, while crisp, and a finishing dryness, accompanied by hops and citrus.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Slight ryeness in nose, mostly cascade hints. Medium bodied, light on any flavor, somewhat bitter at the finish. Very average with no offensive qualities. The cascade in the nose is the best part!
jaymobrown (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy yeast cracker nose. Dry, bitter, mild. Just mostly a dry, fairly flavorless, bubbly beer.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good pale. Poured a nice gold with a moderate white head and a good bit of carbonation. Great hoppy aroma that reminded me specifically of Sierra Nevada’s classic Pale, with a citrus, grassy aroma faintly reminiscent of an IPA. The flavor wasn’t quite as great; nice and crisp but lacking the hoppy punch that I was expecting. Good mouthfeel, and overall, a really well-balanced and easy-to-drink beer.
Gachupines (1074) - USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, refreshing pale ale. Rather crisp and a bit of citrus flavor. Fairly unique version of an APA. Look forward to trying this again.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am continually amazed at home many beers are contract brewed by Frederick Brewing. The bottled version of htis beer falls into just tha category. Clear amber with a fairly dense white foamy head. The aroma is very pale ale, a bit of sweet bready malt a bit of citurs hops. The flavor is not bad at all, more complex than the aroma. Good firm maltiness that is balanced by a moderate amount of citurs hops. It must be the rye, but time and time again I have beers that contain rye that continue to exceed my expectations. Thanks GoldTwins.