goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper color with a big light tan head. Big hop aroma of grapefruit, pine, and oranges with a light alcohol nose. Flavor is mostly hops with citrus flavors and a good hop bitternes light malt helps keep it balanced. Medium bodied with a crisp bitter finish. This one sets the pale ale standard.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. thick creamy offwhite head, golden-orange in color, definitely has a hoppy taste followed by citrus and ends with a slight bitterness.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful by hop dominated aroma with fruits and some cookie. Hazy, amber/orange color, beige almost creamy head, very good lace. Light sweet start, very fruity (mainly orange), very hoppy, after swallowing bitter, long lasting bitterness. Maybe a bit on the thin side. Great example of the style, lots of hops but not exaggerated, very drinkable.
Pailhead (6377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is malty with grapefruit. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small white head that is gone quickly. Okay lacing. Flavor is rather malty. Nice big hops in the finish. Well balanced.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. amber pour with a light tan head. citrus aroma.very hoppy up front but not overdone. this was very strong to be just a pale ale.sweet mango like flavor underneath everything that came out late in the glass. has a hop and pepper finish, and a buttery mouthfeel. Thanks to Tchrome for this.
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops and malt, what more could you ask for. Aroma of apple blossoms, pine, furit and caramel. The aroma is full and carries throughout the glass. The flavor is of carmel, pine, pear and citrus. All and all a top example of an APA.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the best pales i have ever had. The bite is the finish is perfectly balanced by the bittersweet hops. Excellent beer. I would never pass on it.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a light tan head. Hoppy nose. Very floral hoppy taste with a dry mouthfeel.
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.