Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Draft. Punchy sprucey/citrusy aroma. Slightly cloudy, pale gold; smallish white head. Strong hop presence works well with jackhammering citrus tongue. I usually shy away from pale ales, but this is damn good.
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Big nose for a pale ale. Citrus & pine. Nice clean brownish orange color. Good mix of bitter grapefruit and a little of a toasty carmel malt. Strong bitter finish that coats the tounge. A great pale ale. Better than alot of other brewers IPA's.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite the tasty one here. Aroma is full on hops, grapefruit and pine in your face. Appearance is nice, with a faint head lingering around the edges of the glass. Smooth palate. The flavor is again dominated by hops, but starts a bit earthy with some malt in the middle. Ends with the hop explosion of grapefruit, and fades into a pleasant bitterness that lasts and lasts. Exceptionally well done.
sloth (2600) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grayish/white head, some nice laceing. Clear, copper color. Piney, citrusy hop nose, love it! Medium body. Slightly resiny, oily palate.Plenty of hop flavors up front. Finishes fairly dry with a decent hop bite and the malt coming through at the end. Pretty big for an APA, i,d say. Yum.
1more4dessert (332) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
best APA I have ever tasted. hint of sweetness, apple, not overly dry
I find the balance very true to style.
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is somewhat unbalanced by the hops. It has good oroma and a nice full mouthfeel, but the hops overwhelm a bit in the finish. A little too much citrus there too.
TheBeerGod (5462) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Had this at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA on 6-7-03. Draft version. Nice amber body with a wonderful citrusy and hoppy nose. Pleasant mouthfeel and soothing on the tongue with citrus fruit and floral hoppiness standing out but also adding a hint of sweetness. Dry but smooth finish made this a nice buy this evening.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the brewery . A fabulous concoction. Citrus hits you immediatesly with a nice brown/amber beer and fine brussels lace to accompany a great beer. This beer is a staple among my diet with a fine balance of hops and malt. Fantastic!!!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge hoppy nose, with some citrus, amber, medium custard head. Hoppy, grapefruit flavour, a riot of bitterness here, robust, with a dry finish. Extremely hoppy for the style!
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 I hold in my hand a great glass of hop nectar.Smells like just that to me w/ great malty balance.This is great...the last time I got this beer I knew it had to be old or somthin(black ring at the bottom of bottle)Still decent,but in its true form it is all out hop/malt perfection.Very smooth drinkin',quick finish w/ lingering citris hoppiness subdued.I must say wow.I just got a truly fresh 6-pk of this and all I can say is Perfect.(if it's brewed in munster,stay away from that new ulm,mn stuff)