SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Okay, this was very good. I am actually surprised that this is not rated as high as I expected. Amber in colour with no head. The nose is hoppy but not overly. the taste is just about the same. Nothing really stands out with this but it is very mello and just very enjoyable. If I could get ahold of this readily this would replace SNPA as my regular out beer.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite floral for an APA. Rye bite is definitely present but balanced with bready malts. A good session beer.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the mellow mushroom. cloudy golden amber with thin creamy off-white head. slight hop & rye grain aroma. flavor is hoppy, rye malt. bitter in the middle. medium carbonation. a little citrusy/grapefruit. finsih is slightly bitter.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bronze with a small white head. Malty aroma with hop notes and oranges. Flavor is apple hop with citrus tones throughout. Crisp palate, mild.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Poured a nice amber color with an off white head. Pineapple nose and flavor. Palate was only decent. Alcohol flavor is a bit too much. Good bitter finish. Not all that impressed. RE-RATE: I know it has been a short time, but given that I find myself craving this brew, I needed to re-rate. It is quite unique and it has won me over.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Just a great beer. I love the use of rye, and scary grain to brew with. It rides the complex hop palate all the way through to a dry and crisp finish. The off-sweet malt leads into a citrusy and slightly spicy fresh flavor. Excellent balance, not to heavy, and not a hop-monster either. It’s nice to see someone get a style just right.
dfb78 (1) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent PA. Right under Stone IPA in my opinion. Full bodied taste, and a hint of sweet maltiness.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dull golden, quite hazy, mediocre white frothy head, lively carbonation, with nice lacing. Malty nose, Oats or Rye, with a soft hop note. Well balanced malt background, albeit rather light, with a good dose of hop juice. Not big, but light and quite sessionable. Body and mouthfeel are medium, but adequate for my tastes. Finishes smooth, slightly sweet maltiness, with lingering bitterness. Enjoyable. Thanks goes out to goldtwins for the trade!
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade from goldtwins. Poured a darker, cloudy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Nice hoppy aroma of flowers and oranges. Tastes are lighter than the aromas. Some rye in the taste. Lightly bitter. Overall a very drinkable pale ale.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour rye and bitter hops, yet not over the top. Clean, dry finish. Not sweet at all. Quite refreshing to have an pale ale that isn’t centered around grapefruit notes. Still, no more than a good, average, drinkable beer.