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)
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2003 Poured orange, with an off white head. Citrusy hop aroma, as well as a bitter hop flavor, with some grape taste as well. Nice malt backbone. Can be drank more frequently than the Dreadnaught.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As soon as I opened the bottle, my nose was overwhelmed with the aroma of hops. As I began to drink it, sure enough, my mouth was filled with the wonderful flavor of hops. Boiling, aroma, and finishing hops are very apparent in this brew. I really enjoyed it. As for any other flavors, there was a little bit of citrus in it. The color was an orange with an off-white head. I really enjoyed this one.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking orange/amber body with a small white head. Smell is of pure hops leaves. Big hoppy and fruity taste, an excellent pale ale.
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer.It has a very clear orange color.Excellent fruity smell.Kind of bitter on first drink.Great mix of hops and citrus taste.I recommend it!
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmm, mmmm. Great brew here. Citrusy aroma, with hops as well. Fluffy white head that persisted through most of the drinking. Redder color than I expected, but I thought it looked great. Crisp taste, and bitter as well. A bit of citrus, and hops too. Very good, glad I picked up a sixer.
haukur (1741) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this to be very strange. The aroma reminded me of oatmeal and was very heavy. Taste was special, alot of hops, slightly bitter and some taste that I cant describe.. not bad
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
That was a surprice. Alot of hops and weird malt and spices. Smelled a bit like smelly feet, and some other smell i cant describe, weird though. Ther taste is fairly nice, alot of hops again, bittersweet and rich full body.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had the beer that were brewed in MN. It was a great hoppy, malty Pale Ale. Excellent crisp flavor. Rivals the Victory, but not quite as hoppy. Citrus aroma and sweet flavor.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting pale ale. Tends more toward the malt end of the flavor spectrum than do most pales. This is not bad however, as the malt is quite tasty. Nutty aroma, pours up nice off white fluffy head. Beer is chesnut colored. Nice flavor with initial roasted malt taste followed by a very short burst of hop bitterness. Definitely a quick finish as there is no follow through on the flavors at all. This is good beer.