IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear copper colored brew with a creamy thick tan head. WOW, another wondeful hop explosion. Man, who doesnít like the aroma of Cascade hops, itís so refreshing! Just as tasty as it smells. Has a nice malt flavor too, some crystal perhaps, itís there but you have to find it. With several IPAís Iíve aquired in trade, you guys are turning me into a real hop head! No complaints, keep them coming!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a well balanced beer! Nothing dominates over the other, malt, hops, great flavor, A-1 American beer, 3floyds should be proud! Balanced!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good pale ale. Pours amber with dense medium head. Aroma is of FRESH hops but just enough malt to balance. Flavor is hoppy with a smooth dry finish. My girlfriend had this beer shipped to me all the way from Chicago. Makes the beer even better. What a damn fine woman.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured light orange. Nice fine bubbled head that really lasts and gives great lacing. Orange color in a shaker glass. Perfect amount of citusy hop aroma. Supercarbonated. Nice slightly malty, citrusy flavor with a bitter punch at the end that is not overpowering and fades to a pleasant aftertaste. A pretty flawless pale ale, but on the flipside, no particularly interesting notes to give this one distinction. Nonetheless, this is one of the best american pale ales I have tried.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bery nice amber hue. Think white lace of a head. Very hoppy armoma. The taste backs it up with the first sip. The finish is crisp and dry leaving you thirsty for more.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper with a beige lasting head. Mild toffee, citrus and pine aroma. Sweet malts balanced with orange, grapefruit and lychee. Top stuff, medium bodied. Would be a brilliant session beer.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great from the look to the feel. A good head tops off this hoppy brew. Truly one of the best beers.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors a medium copper copper colr with a very nice, thick and creamy head and excellent lacing. Strong and seductive hop nose. Taste is initially bitter, with a pronounced dry hop flavor. Great aftertaste. A bit maltier than i had expected and hoped for. Almost reminds me of a combination of a barleywine and a IPA. I disagree with those who claim thiis is more of a IPA, as itís clearly much more malty than the majority of IPAs. This is a very good beer. I wonder, however, whether this deserves the distinction and rating it has.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poura a cliudy amber/orarange hue with a smal small white head with decent lacing. Aromas of hops, a little yeastiness....somehow.....A little herby, wit ha hint of celery. MOuthfeel is medium bodied with a nice smooth finish, Flavors of caramle, a slight hop bitterness, roasted nuts with a finish that begs for more. Citrusr flavors with a grapefruit finish without veing an IPA, yet with a decent hop finish. WOW......This is te pinnacle, session ale.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper orange with a big rocky beige head. Aroma was mostly citrus hops with some malt detectable. Flavor was very well balanced, with an all hop finish and lingering aftertaste. Very well done.