Frank (3533) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Dark amber. Tons of lace. Terrific amounts of hops in the nose. Loaded with grapefruit and pine notes. A bit on the thin side for a beer of such gravity and bitterness.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this maybe the best APA I have tasted yet! A very well balanced brew. Nice aroma and finish.
BeerMonkey (11) - Lansing, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed the appearance and flavor of Alpha going down, but the hop kick doesn't lend itself to smooth drinking for me.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome label art. sweet fruity nose, with sweet front and fruity hops finish. Much sweeter and less hopier than I was expecting, but still very good.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, hoppy, fruity, dark copper. This pale ale is awesome. I loved this brew and cant wait to buy more!!
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Reddish gold with a small light head. Nose of hops. Taste astingently, dryly refeshing. Hops and sweet malt, but less malt backbone than I would have expected. Different from Hop Devil, Different from Stone Ruination. Less pine and orange than the first, less grapefruit than the second, less malt than either. Great dry and bitter finish with sticky hoppy mouthfeel. A really enjoyable pale ale.
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber color with a small white head. Fruity hop aroma. Flavor is sweet, a little sour, bitter, hops. A really great beer
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Like the dreadnaught but toned down a little. Nice orange/copper color with a slight head and loaded with hops. Very welll balanced with malt.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice pale ale, yet another of the beer payments made to me for painting brock's basement. Lots of hops as would be assumed. Interesting malt flavors involving some fruits of the citrus kind.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full-bodied (especially for an APA) and hopped...definitely with a purpose. Fruity and dry but not overly so.