Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice ale with a lot going on in the flavor. A very good Pale Ale, but just not my favorite style.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is about the best APA I have had. It might even edge out GL Burning River. Pretty copper color with a thick beige head and nice lacing. Strong hops and ginger aroma. The flavor was excellent as well. Citrus, ginger, brown sugar and hops were all dancing around in there. Hops did not diminish at all throughout the glass. This is a crisp, good tasting beer that will set the standard for APAs for me for the forseeable future.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very hoppy ale all most to the point of having a burnt coffee taste i’ll have to try it again I wasn’t impressed
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and thick as it poured out into a my glass, smell reminds me of Stone Ruination IPA. Taste is more like an IPA also.I like it, maybe I ought to have bought a six pack instead of just two.Very Hoppy, with citrus flavors, well balanced, bring on the barbecued Ribs.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snappy hops flavor, nice light coppery-amber color, aroma is not quite as strong when it comes from the bottle as on tap but on tap it smells quite strong. Great citrus-hop flavor, very crisp. Still a good balance and the toasty, malty side of the beer comes out stroger when it’s not as cold. Recommended for fans of beer with high hops content. I’m quite proud that something of such high quality comes from my home state of Indiana. Three cheers for Three Floyds!
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with a nice thick head and nice lace. It was a beautiful coppery orange color. The smell of hops and malt complemented each other nicely. The hops and malt also complemented each other nicely in the taste, with the hops winning out in the end. A very HOPPY finish to a GREAT drink! If you like hops, you’ll love this beer.
ElBastardo (13) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this at the Map Room in Chicago,it blew me away.Citrus city mixed with a massive malty body not your everyday American Pale!
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Pale Ale I’ve had. This has a slight citrus aroma/flavor without being sour. Strong hop presence but the finish is very well balanced which takes the edge off the hoppiness. Great summertime beer.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If there is a great god of hops, this (and Bell’s Two-Hearted) were created by his mandate. Beautiful bronze color and with playful bubbles dancing everywhere. If you put your nose to close to the glass, you get some tingles from hops and carbonation. Powerful hops character in every pull. Long lasting hop finish. A great beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Pours a glowing amber-copper color, nice thick head,decent lacing. Strong grapefruity cotten candy, hoppy aroma. Medium body, soft creamy palate, Strong citrus hoppy with some caremel flavor, good session brew, easy to down a few.