jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 January 2007. Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy dark orange amber, small creamy beige head fades a bit but is revived with a swirl. Big hoppy aroma, lots of orange citrus and a bit of resin dominates the nose. Similar flavour with lots of resiny hop presence, moderate citrus (I remember there being more). Pleasant bitterness lingers in the finish. Average palate (3+?) Loses a step because it does not quite live up to my expectations but is nonetheless very good. 8/3+/7-8/3/16+ - 4.0<P>
Nov 200? - A bit maltier than the HopDevil I had the night before, maybe a tiny bit less hoppy? Nice bit of citrus notes. Notes pre-dating Ratebeer. 9/3/8/3/17 - 4.0
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUL 10, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful medium amber. Big hops AND malt right up front. Both take a long fade to a very dry pleasant aftertaste. As near to perfection as can be obtained for this style.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich orange-amber w/ lovely toffee head. Robust grapefruit aroma. Sticky, sweet feel. Intense, lively, fresh hop bitterness. Excellent, rich, toffee-ish malt background. Dry finish. Fantastic beer.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh green hop aroma. Aromatic, and organic. Good depth, well constructed. Front medium roasted malt with hopier end. Medium body, very refreshing. Recommended.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: I like almost any beer that smells like brewday and the raw hops of this one are very nice! A nice head atop a ruby colored brew. This one is almost a bit harsh if it is the first beer of your session, but it quickly sweetens and mellows. Very nice!
Norton (333) - 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 (3009) - 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 (3567) - 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 (2689) - 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 (334) - 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.