Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrusy aroma, as promised. Golden color. The taste has a bit of hops, although not anywhere near as much as their Alpha King. Kind of tastes like a liquified honey-mustard sauce. Its got that same sort of tangy feel. Lemony aftertaste, just slightly bitter. Not as good as the King, but a very easy drinker.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2003 Clear bright light copper color, small white head, sweet light malt aroma, kind of nutty. Light balanced malt and hop flavors, some hops noticeable in the finish, clean. This pale ale is very light in body and on the tongue, a little watery, otherwise has some good flavor, a good session beer.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2003 The commercial description is accurate. This is a very nice, light, Summer brew. FFFs is the best thing to happen to Indiana since the Munsters! Wow, what a terrible pun.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The kinder, gentler alpha king? This one maintains a decent hop presence, but itís a quiet strength. It is just a gentle pale, a tad sweet for my taste.
jazz88 (2465) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A light golden look. A very mild beer with a slight hop bite which ends quickly. A nice citric floral aroma. A little too clean and plain for my tastes.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A less hoppy version of Alpha king. Very enjoyable beer. This one is very refreshing on a warm day.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, hoppy, citrus notes. Might make a nice session ale.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, clear golden color, with a huge head that faded quickly. Floral hops in the nose. Big hops in the taste, with some wit-esque spiciness. Finish is a mite lemony with sort of a hearty, charcoal-grilled hint to it. Creamy and a mite undercarbonated. Improves dramatically with spicy food; rating reflects that.
Terminus (2891) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its alpha king, toned down about 2 nothces-same style bitter hops, very similar finish-just a little more pale in appearance. check it out!
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2003 a lighter version of Alpha King? Medium malts, a little lighter hopped. nice 'clean' smooth taste. a good session ale.