davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Fresh. Color is golden with slight orange tint. Clean and clear. Carbonation is medium with a thin white head. Flavor profile is quite good. Lots of hop flavor, some hop bitterness and just enough malt to keep things in control. The hops have a bit of complexity, showing citrus, earthy, piney and fruity notes. Finish is balanced, slightly hoppy. This is a pretty damned good beer!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: hazy orange in color, with a large, creamy head.
Aroma: citrusy, fruity: peach, apricot, pineapple, zesty, hoppy, and very uplifting, dazzling, enticing.
On the palate, lush, sweet, malty. Medium body. Great balance. Overall, full of consistently delivering flavor. Tasty, tasty, tasty! I was happy with this beer all the way down, every inch and ounce.
Quite unique in flavor, this one, and resoundingly delightful. I would happily enjoy these day after day, if they would just find a way across the border!
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear orange-coppy body, short-lived white head. Lots of grapefruit in the nose, has a good balance of citrus sweetness along with bitterness. The flavor is quite nice, features intense sweet and tart grapefruit citrus flavors along with a dry, crisp finish. The body and the malt backbone are pretty lightweight. Overall the beer isn't very complex but it tastes good so who cares!
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange, with lots of sediment and no head. Grapefruit scent. Not a very strong taste, but what is there is citrusy. Average at best.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice even head
Strong clean pleasant aroma
It's a light colored pale
This seems to be a well made bitter beer that doesn't fit my taste.. I liked everything about this beer except the way it tasted.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice APA. Was a little weak on taste and a bit watery would drink again. Not bad
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe I just got a bad bottle, but this seems to have a sour aftertaste which is not very becoming.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The smell of grapefruit was overcoming on this one. If you like the hops this one delivers.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange color with a soapy hop aroma. Slightly resinous but subdued hop taste.
ElGaucho (2306) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, sweet floral, hoppy bouquet. Small to average sized head, white. Excellent lace. Slow carbonation. Poured from a dark brown bottle, I expected a deep reddish, amber beer, but got a gold one instead. Hopefully this was not a decision made to appease the dark-beer-ophobes. Hoppier than your average pale ale. Could almost pass for an IPA. Has enough sweetness to balance the bitterness. Well done. Has some oak notes, which helps prevent it from being a run-of-the-mill pale ale. A little cloying in the aftertaste, but a very solid brew overall.