Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pour…brilliant copper body with a tough white lacy head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy…I can smell it at arms length away. Delicious flavor; piney hop bite, malty background, bitter finish; yum. A bit too light bodied, but otherwise a winner.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper color with a little bit of whitish head. Aroma is subdued citrus. Taste is nothing special. The hops are there, but very very subdued to the point that you can barely tatse them. Overall, I have to say I was pretty dissapointed with this one.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden in color with a pale white head. Aroma is citrusy, resiny, and fresh with some toasted, dry malt. Flavor is the same as the aroma (good) with just a touch of sweetness in the finish. Bitterness hits at mid-palate and holds into the long finish. My only criticism is that there is a slightly gummy, proteinaceous malt character in this beer. Otherwise it is perfect objectively.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. From Sampler. Pours with a frothy lasting head. Looks like this will be a good one. Good lacing with a clear amber color. Heavy grapefruit aroma with hints of leather, earth, and musty hops. Some toffee flavor with a medium body and creamy palate. Nice lively carbonation. Good lightly sweet malt with immediate floral hop bite that stays solidly and nicely even as it finishes. I like more citrus and pine in my hops with a pale ale, but this one is still good.
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large, off-white head which reduces slowly. Frothy on top. Light but persistent carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma with peaches and citrus. Something else that I can’t place. Color is a medium golden amber. Flavor is well balanced. Decent malt with a nice bit of hops. Little bit of bread also. Very soft mouthfeel. Very little bitterness for the hops. Finish is only slightly dry and bitter. A very good pale ale that will please most mass swill drinkers as well as those of us educated in the fine art of craft beer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - with thanks to slob for the trade! Pours clear amber with a thick white head that lasts and last while also leaving very nice lacing. Aroma is caramel sweet with good floral hops. Flavor is also a nice balance of the sweet and bitter interplay between the crystal malts and cascade hops. A slight metallic taste in the finish knocked a point off the score though. Light to medium body and gentle carbonation.
drkilmer (35) - Myersville, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I loved this pale ale! Unlike so many, the hops are strong and assertive, but are well ballanced by a very nice grainy undertone. So many pale ales are nothing but hops. This beer carries itself quite well.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color,small white head that had a short life but managed to leave a slight lace behind.The aroma was grapefruit,hops and a slight bitter tone in there as well.Nie grapefruit flavor with a slight bitter sweetness to it.The hops are nicely done on this one not to much or to little.The finish is mildly bitter with a nice hop grapefruit after taste.Very nice brew and easy to drink as well.Thanks go to Slob for sending this nice brew my way.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, mildly bitter, a well-balanced, smooth, and drinkable session Pale Ale.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange in color with an off white head. Smell is heavy in floral hops. Light floral and citric bitterness balanced well by a maltiness. Good pale ale.