Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great pale ale, deep amber color. hoppy citrusy aroma. great taste similar to the aroma. 22 oz bomber went great on a nice mild weathered labor day. count this as one of my new tops.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The true king of beers. On tap at the Maproom, Chicago. Hoppy and I love the dry bitter finish these types of beers leave. Oily and blood orange body. All hail the king.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a deep ruby and amber color...and wow were the hops and caramel sweetnesses flowing in this one. The aroma is all over the place hops and caramel malt...very fresh stuff here! This had a nice white sheathing head which died off very quickly. The flavor is slightly acetic with a wonderful malty finish and bitter hoppy front. Some orange and nectar with hints of syrup. This would be an awesome sticky staple for the summer. Dry, but not horribly dry finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Nice drink for a hop-head. A nice amber/orange color with an off-white head that lasts whether coming from tap or bottle. Great citric hop aroma witha bitter, cirticy flavor to match. A great pale ale. I’m glad Chicago is near Munster.
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DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brilliant copper orange color, medium white head with a fair amount of lace. Beautiful hop aroma, with grapefruits exploding out of the glass firing pine needle shrapnel. Impeccably balanced, bittersweet, dry earthy finish, smooth and soft carbonation. After a few seconds this beer kicks in with a massive caramel and pine flavor burst. Nearly flawless. An outstanding pale ale, and I actually considered moving to Indiana for a minute.
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
brown/gold in color with a strong hoppy smell with a bit of pine. Nice citrus flavor, but did not get the "quick, dry" finish in the commercial description
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber gold, with fine white head, very rich color. Pine, flowers, carmel(light), peach, and other fruits. Full bodied, with lingering finish, and a dry bitter finish. Flesh fruit, pine, resin, faint malt flavors, while the malt so expertly supports the immense hops. Peach and citrus too make an entrance on the finish. Wow, thanks Brewso!
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - AUG 25, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best pale ale I’ve ever had.
Very well balanced pale as well.
Hops are explosive and citrisy.
If you have not had this ale you are missing out,because it’s all the hype you’ve read about.
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There is nothing bad to say about this beer. Big malty taste with cascade hops fairly gushing across the mouth followed by a nice dry finish and a very slightly chewy aftertaste. A truly great beer.
rajendra82 (982) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body is hazy amber with a 1 ½ inch thick creamy white head with medium carbonation. The aroma is citric with the fragrance of grapefruits and orange rinds. The taste is crisp and refreshing grapefruit juice with a nice hop bite to it. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than an IPA, but is right on the money for an APA. Nice sessionable beer with no noticeable faults as long as you can tolerate hops. Very nice bonus in a box of trades, thanks to eyedrinkale.