jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Cloudy amber-gold with a pleasing white dense head. Aroma is quite hoppy with very little malt presence. Quite quaffable and could hold its own against some of the giants of this style.
argo0 (12114) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/grapefruit, caramel. Light-medium body.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 This version of the "Point of Rocks Pale Ale" is an American Pale Ale variety and man, is it solid - very sierra nevada-esque. Pours a darker shade of gold with a white head. Plesant floral cascade hop aroma with a touch of simcoe/amarillo-like tropical fruit character. Flavor has notes of light caramel, grapefruit, pine, peach, mango, clean American ale yeast, light bread and a touch of wood. Plenty of satisfying APA bitterness in here too. Not harsh and very very drinkable. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and medium carbonation. Excellent, excellent American Pale Ale.
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this one! A very west coast IPA-esque EPA. From what I understand they tweaked the reciepie on this one. Maybe that why I felt like it wasn’t nearly as balanced as the other raters. Definitely some serious hops!