bdmast (10) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy, similar to an IPA (which I've quickly tired of) due to bitterness. Complex aroma, great amber color. Just the right amount of carbonation. Very satisfying overall, but a little too bitter.
bigbish (582) - California, USA - APR 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer from a great brewery. I nice amber color, with a head that displays some staying power. A slightly sweet hoppy aroma with an explosive flavor of malt with an extra helping of hops. One of my favorites
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I found the taste a bit of a letdown. Something reminiscent of a fruit and ginger ale punch. Color, aroma, and appearance (if served at a proper temperature) are all very good.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong aroma of hops and flavor of hops. Although, I detect a faint similarity between this aroma and that of old martini olives. There is a serious bitterness to this beer. An excellent American Pale Ale
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy-citrus aroma comes from this copper colored brew. Great taste...sweet malt nose with a huge kick of hops for a smooth finish. Very nice Pale Ale.
jtw (1133) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
super-fresh hoppy aroma, with a hint of sweet malt. man, i like the smell of those american hops (definitely one of those ones that starts with "c"). ultra-smooth taste, great complex taste of malt and hops that finishes clean and hoppy. an awesome beer!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn nice beer out of the bottle. Full of hop aroma, full head that lasted indefinately. Nice body in the mouth, malt with a huge hopping at the end. Would have another and then another.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to joeybgood for this treat!
Grapefruit juice is one of my favorite flavours - so too is grapefruit hopped beer. This one smells like a Florida fresh grove beside a stand of pine trees. The rich copper colour and slightly off white frothy head are beyond my expectations for an American Pale - beautiful. Grapefruit and hops engage in a fresh sweet and bitter battle in your mouth - but only briefly as it is a very dry mouthfeel. Bitter puckering finish - very nice.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Great brew! Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with an off-white head. Has a vibrant, fresh, floral piney Pacific NW hop aroma. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel, toasted malt, hops, grapefruit, citrus and pine. This is like mainlining Centennial hops; and that’s not a problem with me. Plesantly sweet, plenty hoppy but non-harsh bitterness. Leaves a nice dry, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Highly recommended!
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma. Sweet and like honeydew melon almost. Green and fresh. Mild sweetness with very dry finish. Powdery. Nice! Thanks matta for sharing!