brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great seesion Pale Ale. It has a very crisp crystal flavor, kind of like Goose Island IPA, along with some breadiness I like in Pale Ales.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a crystal clear gold with a snow white head that retains fairly well. Aroma is strong of pale malts with a slight burnt grass aroma also. Body is clean and crisp with even carbonation. Flavor is very nice with malts shining through and hops adding just the right amount of bitterness. Crisp, refreshing and flavorful is always a winner. Thanks Bert!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear amber color, big, creamy tapioca-like head.
Aroma: soft, but bright and fruity, good hops, sweet malt.
Once on the tongue and down the throat, it’s smooth sailing. Perfect balance & integration. Medium-bodied, with a tasty, long finish. An excellent session brew, a nice pale ale, indeed.
So far, I’ve yet to meet a beer from Troeg’s I didn’t like!
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper, quite clear, with a thin veneer of a head. Aroma is sharp grapefruit and some biscuit malts. Quite sweet to my surprise, bit of a bite on the grapefruit hop finish. Not bad, but didn't do much for me.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Yard tasting event in Wayne, PA. Amber colored, huge aroma of hops, citrus, and slight yeast. Tastes extremely hoppy, but well balanced. Finishes very hoppy, but with a final burst of malt, slight sweetness and crispness. A world class pale ale. (It's getting to the point where there are so many really good pale ales, IPAs, and double IPAs that I don't know which ones to drink (and buy) first)). I guess i shouldn't be complaining!!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hop and sweet malt in the aroma. Copper bodied, generous head and "webby" lacing. Fruity caramel and bread malts and a nice dose of orange peel bitterness along with pepper and old brown shoe. Very enjoyable!
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good assertive hop aroma with some caramel malt in the background. Poured with a good cream colored head that lasted about normal time. Clear light amber colored beer. Good classic american type cascade flavor with a crisp clean bitterness. Not much caramel malt flavor as it should be in an american pale. A veer good rendition of the style.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish yeller in color, this ber has an ample white head. Aroma is a mixture of sweet malts and floral hops. Easily drinkable, this brew is smooth on the palate, somewhat grassy up front, with a good hop bite on the back. Finishes drily. Good example of the style.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Relatively clear orange color body. Sweet floral hop nose. Quick orangy hop taste at first that quickly smooths itself out for a good finish. Great example of an American Pale.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Slight biscuit aroma out of the bottle, mildy floral aroma. Clear copper color. Mildly snappy hop taste with more of a citric aftertaste than flavor. Decently drinkable, but not outstanding.