Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color medium white head. Complex aroma of sweet malt and hops. Flavor was very good and finish was strong with small bite. Good beer to use as my 100 beer rated on this page. Great service.
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap. Orange in appearance. Very hoppy flavor with a taste of orange. My friends can’t handle IPAs, so I ended up drinking theirs as well. Very good.
IslandHaole (1228) - 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 doesn’t like the aroma of Cascade hops, it’s so refreshing! Just as tasty as it smells. Has a nice malt flavor too, some crystal perhaps, it’s there but you have to find it. With several IPA’s I’ve 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 it’s 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.