Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong hop aroma, citrus, herbs and tobacco, very good! Pours orange to amber body with a medium airy white head. Very nice hop flavor, very refreshing, but a bot too watery. Wish i had this beer as my everyday beer!
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Orange golden coloured. Light brown medium head. Well lasting. Flowers, herbs and hops in the nose. Goood. Is very well hopped in the flavour. Citric and flowery. Is a little thin in the body, but ends on a very nice long lasting sweet bitterness. Quite refreshing. Good one.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 An excellent american pale ale. Truly fabulous. Could be drunk in volumes. Tobbacco, copper. Treacly, sticky grey green, dull brown head. Notes of subtle apricot, brandy and an abundance of hops. Amariillos methinks. Voluminously subtle and yet breathtakingly aromatic all at once. All of these flavors translate into the palate. However they are not paled over by some rudely cantankerous tyrant malt, or hop or yeast. Much rather they lie down sweetly with one another and are committing indecent acts on my strongest muscle. These flavors come first. Next an ample hop punch cuts my cheeks in twain. Overwhelmingly bitter. However it retains an element of subtlety in that the malt is aromatic and sweet enough to carve the bitterness into perfection. This is one masterful brew.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent. Very hoppy. Smooth and clear. Very tasty. One of the best pale ales I have ever had.
sdcourtney (58) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful citrus aroma - lemon/orange. Creamy and rocky long-lasting head, with bubbles still on sides of glass after I’m finished. Citrus hop flavor is again lemon/orange - crisp and clean with nice bitterness. Medium body with palate starting off creamy, then a blossom of bitterness, followed by a slow bitterness fade that is still there long afterwards.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper Coloring Witih Good Head. Aroma of Citrus and Hops. As is the Flavor. Fruity and Very Hoppy, Yet Not Extremely Over Powering. A little Dry, but Not Enough Where You’re Looking for Another Beer Right Away. Very Charactable Pale Ale.
hershiser2 (2181) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally, after a long wait, I get to sample my first offering from Three Floyds. Deep copper/amber, with a small head. Lotsa bubbly. Smells are exquisite! Pine. grapefruit... citrus- lovely. taste is that of a lovely IPA, with the citrusy pines and undertones of soapy bitterness. Very nice!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dirty cedar with a white head that quickly fell.
Smells wonderfully hoppy. Citrus scents and loads of leather.
Tastes mainly of grapefruit hops with other tropical flavors. Well balanced and well hopped. The finish is full of lemons.
Excellent Pale Ale.
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.