Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was hoping this would be a better beer, but was slighlty disappointed. The aroma was nice, slight citrus; but flavor was nothing special---sorry, but I have had Leinies that tasted better. Maybe the batch was old...? Seemed to taste alittle ’medicine-y’?
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, minimum head, but stays well. Smells of lemon, floral, with a little spice. A bitter, smooth clean taste. A very good beer.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 5, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hazy bronze color with a dense bubbly head. floral aroma. the taste is all hop. it starts out on a mild note with a malt /hop balance but the finish is pure hop. hasa zesty citrus grapefruit tang to it.
thesmooth dry palate only adds to a great beer
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 This beer rocks.
Bottle... hazy, amber ale with lots of yeast in the bottle. A citrusy, piney aroma with lots of caramel. Moderately bitter, citrusy flavor that’s loaded with grapefruit. Medium-bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Bitter, grassy finish. World class brew! A joy to drink!
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer that varies slightly throughout the year. Good malt flavor with strong hop presence. Bold but easy drinking for hopheads. Good dark orange color with small head.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer had a nice dark amber orange color to it. It formed a nice light tan head that left some nice lace. A slight hop and malt aroma to it. The flavor had hops and malt with a sweet, but not too sweet, citrus and caramel taste. It has a medium body and finish. Not as dry of a finish as their Pride and Joy, but a good beer.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Had it in Cincinnati. Found it at Jungle Jim's (see Jim's web site). WoW, ZaP, ZiNg, PoW...the orangy/grapefruit hop bitter slaps you right in the taste buds and wakes them right up. Almost like a light IPA. A really good beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice maly, hop aroma. Bitterness is balanced well by the malt perfectly. A refreshing pale ale.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Nice copper hue with a frothy head. Weighty yet crisp on the tongue. Snappy hop flavors right off the bat. Resiny, piney and citrusy. Healthy amount of hoppy goodness to complement the big malt flavors. Re-Rate 6/28/02: Just tried this on tap and I was blown away; seemed better than the bottled version. The hops were amazingly pronounced... piney, zingy, and citrusy - wonderful beer! Surprising amount of malts to complement. Excellent beer.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sharp hop flavor with a nice smooth malty texture to it. Very smooth to drink, even when warm. An excellent beer.