beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice ale with strong hop overtone. Rich color and flavor with good balance of malt and hop.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The first one I drank was O.K. It looked almost flat with little to no head. Strange taste of hops covered up with a very sugary malt flavor. Might have been the bottle?, tried one the next day 90% better. Good balanced malt flavor with a kick of hops at the end.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on cask recently. It was very good. Nice and hoppy with a balanced malt character. Orangy color. Enjoyable to drink. I liked it.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper, off-white head with good lacing (as far as I could tell in the plastic cups at the Capital City Brewing Festival). Light hop aroma with balanced malt character. Moderate Bitterness from the front to back. A little thin bodied.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flowery aroma with pale golden body and slight bubbly head. A bit weak on the hops, given the name of the beer. This is like a less potent, less flavorful verson of their pale ale.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light butterscotch color with a few hints of cranberry. Lots of bubbles on sides and bottom of glass, though grayish, beige head is not very large. Smells of an APA (think ¾ strength Sierra Nevada smell). Taste is grapefruit and vegetable hops: sweet, tart, spicy all at once. Aftertaste is bitter and slightly roasted. This is an above average APA with a wonderful assortment of flavors, each fully developed and tasty in their own right. I’m really starting to like this brewery and lucky for me I have 2 more of their brands to try in my fridge. Sampled from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine and Beverage in McLean, VA.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color, offwhite head. Aroma and flavor of fresh hops. Some malt. I like it.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
flowery hops aroma with a hoppy fruity flavor. It had a good feel to it.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sure looks like an amber, but this tastes more like a pale ale. Whatever it is, it is a great drink. Just enough caramel in the malt to keep this ale balanced. Very refreshing both in nose and taste.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto, purchased from Cairo in DC. Deep amber colour, white light head. Intense hoppy scent, very very bitter with a slight floral and spicy nose. Flavour is more balanced, with a light spicy taste and bitter finish.