smcd (366) - USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(08/2006. Draft). Too bad this beer isn’t bigger than 4% ... it deserves to reach a fuller potential. Aromas are very light, though there are definitely some hops back in there. Appearance is a murky orange-amber that makes you think twice about delving in (a lot o’ yeast in there, mother!). But the flavor is wonderful: full, malty, well-balanced with hints of citrus in there too. Overall, a much nicer quaff than one may have expected -- but then, as beer drinkers, we all know "don’t judge a book by its cover!" Too bad its comin’ in at 4% ... this would be GREAT at 5 or 5.5. But, at 4%, it is an easy drinker and a great session brew, showing again the UT brewers do a fine job with their restrictions.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear and bright amber body with a small, filmy beige head. Minimum hop aroma for a pale ale. Smells like caramel and dark bread crusts with significant toastiness. Flavor continues with the strong, toasted Munich malt qualities. Lightly oxidized, papery finish with substantial bitterness. Unfortunately, the character hops are dead here.
dwyerpg (4831) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells pretty good. So is the tate. Not much hops to start, but it becomes pretty dry and hoppy at the end. Quite nice for a low alcohol APA.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber orangish color. Aromas of mild malt and citrus hops. Nice hop flavor is balanced with a smooth malt taste. Good dry hop finish and aftertaste.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. 1 finger foam. More hoppy than average pale ale. Golden red in appearance with hints of brown. Hops fill the nose pleasantly. Sweet, sugary taste. Rich finish.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery....coppery amber pour, slight egg shell head. Light hop and malt aroma....to be expected. Decent pale ale flavor with a nice malt and citrus hop quality. This would be a nice session beer. Light bitterness in the end.
sausage86 (27) - USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of my favorite beers. light yet complex enough flavor. very smooth and refreshing. almost no bitter finish. excellent!
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy copper with an off-white head. Aroma is a mix of floral hops and something of a metallic quality. Flavor is pretty light overall- some caramel, a little grapefruit, some floral hops and metallic quality again. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not that great.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear amber color with a very minimal amount of lacing that lasts. the aroma is fruity and flowery with hints of caramel and slight malts. the aroma is much better than the flavor, which is seriously lacking in my opinion. As I drank more, I noticed a grassy aftertaste as well. It’s smooth, just not to tasty. Not bad, just not very good, doesn’t stand out at all!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells of caramel covered hop buds, must, and tangerine zest. amber color. Malt balanced hop flavors over a weak 4% body..but, I suppose it’s not their fault its 4%, its those stupid mormons who think its god’s intention to limit the arts in the name of ignorance. Damn, what a great god he must be...so intuitive and all. Anyway, for 4%, its packs some good flavor...just lacks body to make it enjoyable.