entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It does bear quite a resemblance to an orange in aroma and taste, of course there is less sweetness and a sharp bitter finish. This beer pours a lovely amber color with a thick head. An extremely enjoyable Pale Ale without the malt heaviness of some.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like a sweet ffesh orange. A little cloudy. Initial taste is sweet with a very citrus finish, like chewing on an orange peel.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber, with a white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Lots of hops in the flavor, more citrus, especially grapefruit, with some malt sweetness. Finish is dry, long and bitter. I’m not much of a hop head, but this was good.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light brown with a small white head. Aroma is hops and malt blended nicely. Taste is similar to sierra nevada but better hoped. Alpha King has some earthy tones to it. Great stuff.
Dorwart (2413) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Abundant head with light carbonation. Head lasts for a while frothy and rocky on top. Color is a clear dark amber. Juicy hops aroma. Plenty of citrus and spruce. An absolute joy to inhale. Plentiful hops in the flavor. More citrus and grapefruit. Crisp and dry with plenty of bitterness. Little malt for balance. Finish is long and bitter. A top quality pale ale with plenty of hops for the hop-heads out there.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Bought this when I turned 21 and wasn’t disappointed. Like the other reviews have said, this is a very hoppy beer which was new to me. Bitter flavor dominates this beer but it is suprisingly smooth as well. Overall I was impressed. Hopefully I can make it to their brewery sometime since I am in Indiana
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Orange color with an ever so slight haze and a fairly moderate off white head. Has a wonderfully refreshing scent of mixed citrus fruits including, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines. Strong bitter flavor up front from the agressive hopping that quickly disapates to a nice a dry crisp finish. A great pale ale; one of my favorites. Hops...it’s all about the hops......
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Original Rating, February 23, 2005. Dark gold color with a thin head. Apple and hoppy aroma. Good crikey... I think they might have added some hops to this one. Heavy hops and pine flavor with some more of that apple and citrus blend. Good malt backup. Damn fine tasty pale.
Re-rating, January 20, 2010: Copper color with a medium head. Big orange and tangerine aroma. Moderately bitter flavor. Light grass, orange and caramel malts. Really lovely.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Extremely hoppy aroma, what else to expect? Very hoppy taste without any hint of malt, what else to expect? Dry and long hoppy aftertaste, what else to expect?
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Props to Duane. Poured amber, with a HUGE off white fluffy head. Wonderful aroma. I detect, something sweet, under the barrage of pine sap hops. Flavor is hops of course, but there is a small amount of malt sweetness to help balance this. I am NOT a hop head, but I enjoyed this.