notalush (4747) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 It looks and smells like a mighty fine IPA (even if it isn't), which set me up with certain expectations. The flavor isn't as hoppy as an IPA, there seems to be this ongoing battle in the flavor between hops and a strong, citrus taste. There is also a subtle malt presence in it, but not quite enough for my taste. It lacks some body, but it is a decent drink. Re-Rate [originally 3.6] I was excessively unfair to this beer in my original rating. This is citrusy, malty, hoppy, sweet..a highly original and outstanding pale ale.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
As fine a Pale Ale as is made east of the Pacific Coast. Nice hoppy flavor that pleases tremendously, but does not overwhelm. Currently, this is my "house" beer.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 Nose is rather dissapointing, it just gives the tell tale smell of an IPA. However, the hops make up for any other shortcommings. Definately one of my favorite APA's. Nice malt flavor is not overpowered by the hops, but definatley a great drinkable beer.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the best APA I have tried. Copper colored with a small, lasting head. Strong pine hop aroma, Flavors are also hoppy with a solid backbone of malt, finishes abrupt and powerful. For anyone looking for a beer with raw power this one is for you.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Hoppier than Sierra Nevada with a fantastic grapefruit aroma. Some toasty malt flavors still make it to the tongue, but this is all about the hops.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very citrusy, in the aroma, the flavor and the aftertaste. not very hoppy, yet tasty, although i have to say that i found the citrus a little overpowering and could have dealt with less of that.
Bearboy (5) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahh, hops. Citrus, mostly grapefruit greets you as you raise the glass. Quite nice.
cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 In Bottle: Nice amber pour, good head with small bubbles fair retention. Hoppy nose, with rich malt aroma. Hops carry well in the taste, and the bittersweetness of the hops makes it taste like an IPA. Comparable to Sierra Nevada, but Sierra is still seems hoppier.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 I've had this in bottles and I've wondered what all the excitement was about. Had it on tap, and found out for myself. Very hoppy, I wouldn't call it a pale ale seems more like an IPA. Strangely enough 3 Floyds doesn't make what they call an IPA currently.
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine pale ale. Big taste. Citrusy - a grapefruit in every bottle - but a nice ripe one. Not too bitter for a hop-filled beer.