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 (786) - 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.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow, I must be missing something...I tasted this, then tasted it again and could not pull much from it...tasted mostly of seltzer water to me.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perhaps it was the tap I had this one, but man was this watery. This would be an esquisite beer, matching step for step the Sierra Harvest if it weren’t so watery. I feel gyped. Good malt profile and well hopped. An APA lovers dream
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small light tan head, short lived, no lacing. Clear light copper color. Gentle, piney, citrusy hop nosewith the rye spiceyness showing up also. Med/light body. Mild hop flavors backed up with the dry, rye notes, lightly bready as well. Finish is dry, tangy. Nice APA. Thanks BC2
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to goldtwins for this bonus beer. Pours clear amber with a solid head that fades. Aroma is of caramel, rye, and hops poking through. Flavor is Hoppy (floral, with a little bit of citrus) with a nice slight caramel maltiness, and a dry rye. Nice slight twist on the standard APA.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Freddie’s in the Perimeter area (?) of Atlanta (dunno exactly since the hotel shuttle brought me and some co-workers). Light golden color with a wonderful malty aroma. Nice smooth hoppy flavor that isn’t "in your face". a really good one (actually I ended up having six that night).
skaughty (642) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Re-rate 12 oz. bottle. Hoppier, more crisp out of the bottle. There is just a nice sequence of crisp, then creamy, then smooth. The dry-hop tongue that usually goes with pale ales is not present here. THe bottle version is SINIFICANTLY better than draught.<P>
On tap. Light orange color with a frothy and lacing white head. Aromatic, with grapefuit and spring florals. Upon the first sip, I was impressed with the maltiness - good backbone for the hops. There are some aspects of a witbier in the taste, with a little lemon drop. Finish is crisp. More refreshing than its brethren in style.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In my recent trip to Atlanta I tried this and loved it. This is the kind of APA’s I would like to see more of. It has style