hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, deep golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is all about juicy, pink grapefruit sliced rolled in pine needles. Nicely balanced flavor with juniper and grapefruit. Light-bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes mildly bitter, dry and grassy. I really like this one. Terrific session beer.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright gold with a huge rocky and creamy looking ivory head. Fizzy. Sheets of lace. Smells of sweet peach.
Taste is more tart than the smell which is nice. It’s sweet but balanced a bit with a tartness, not quite sour but close. Mouth is creamy and slightly sticky. Tasty and straightforward. Does the job
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange amber color. Small white head. Muted Amarillo hop aroma with some sweet malt tones. Sweet malt combines with floral hop character. Pantina of husky astringency from the rye. Mouthfeel is medium light, fairly quenching.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a slight head and lacing. The head is quixkly diminishing with a nose of flowers and dried orange. The pale taste is pleasing and it has absolutly no aftertaste. A truly wonderful beer which isnt comming from a Homer as in the last couple of ratings ;-).
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a little dark for a PA, minimal head. Smells of grapefruit and spice. The taste is an explosion of hops, leaves you with a hint of malt. I like this one a lot.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good APA, nice and spicy from the rye with a little bit of slickness in the mouthfeel. One of my standard pours.
Cybercat (2911) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just about the darned best beer I have ever let past my lips! I recommend it to every beer connoisseur I meet.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this pale ale not the same as all other pale ales. A fruity aroma nice light golden color. A nice distinct after taste, one of my favorite pale ales.
darkcarrington (31) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Distinct rye flavor, obviously look at the name, gives it a kind of bready flavor. Not my favorite APA but still good and definitely worth a try.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clouded medium gold with a small white cap of firmly placed froth.
Fades out quickly to a thin skim and collar. Lace is big and blotchy stringed.
Aroma of is of a citric lime and orange combo, gracing some peach and tangerine. Pungently sweetened, crisp, and a mild rye, cracked wheat undertow.
Taste is mild but flavorful enough for a pale. Clean, tamely citric with slight smears of tangerine and peach. Fluffy wheat-like texture and smooth on the down side with a partial rye quality making a nice breadish tone. Hops have a light leafy addition to its character and rounds out into the finish with a spicy lime mint tea heat and bitterness.
Light to medium body with a quick texture of hop leafyness and mild on the tongue with a fun fluffyness. A bit empty at first but there’s a small surge near the finish of citric bitterness helping to carry it through, but it tends to favor more of a light fluffed, bready-like malt for the overall. Thankfully, and modestly, the hops do add a nice twist to the body and flavor.
A decent enough pale ale. Quick and quaffable with a slight warming spicy heat. Very easy going stuff.