richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale golden body with a thin white layer of head that faded very quickly, aroma is a sweet citrus mixed with floral and grassy hops. the hops in the taste are counterbalanced very nicely by the malt sweetness, and that sweetness carries into the tail, not the bitterness of the hops, so at the end, the lingering taste is actually nice instead of harsh and bitter. nice smooth body and crisp clean mouthfeel. very enjoyable, cant wait to try the rye2. i believe thanks to goldtwins are in order for this, its been a while so i’m not positive.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was awesome. I had the rye squared before I tried this and I wish I could have had them side by side in a comparison. Had this on tap at Mellow Mushroom Marietta. I loved the hoppy flavors coming through on this, orange and lemon flavors peeking through as well. Great orange color with nice white head. Good full body and nice awesome clean finish. I could enjoy this any time. Was surprised, yet way pumped, to find such a hoppy Pale Ale on the East side of the US
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was pretty bad ass, did not remind me of a pale ale, this was a straight up IPA. Nice, thick, bright cloudy sunset orange color. Big time hops in the aroma, lots of wet citrus tones. Very nice body to it, big time hops, very smooth. This had the stuff to hang with any of the beers in cali, hell ya, go terrapin.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Barley’s. The most impressive Pale Ale I’ve tried in a while. Gorgeous hoppy aroma. Deep orange-gold color with a pale head. Very nice citrus fruity hops.
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 (11965) - Escondido, 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.