DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber body. Nutty caramel malt aroma. More caramel sweetness in the flavor with nutty components taking a back seat. Leafy hops are present. Meh.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange in color with a thin head. The nose is full of hops and grapefruit. Pretty solid. The taste is just about the same. some copper and fruit skins. Pretty solid APA.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp nose with lots of hops. Great hoppy flavor, as far as American Pales go, this oneís towards the better side of the spectrum.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on draught in Lake Barrington, Illinois. Slightly cloudy and dark yellow, very interesting look for a pale. Nice nose of roses and hops, plenty of bitterness with notes of molasses and apple. A nice APA.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orangish-copper in color with a few bubbly circles along the rim. Best aroma of any of their beers - dry hopping goes a long way. Other aroma accents include crisp lemon grass, pine needles and Mike & Ike candies. Fizzy at first hit and then prominent bitters play their part. Some malt support but itís a little lacking. Feels like Iím swallowing a lot of air with all of this carbonation. Some earthy flowers bloom mid-quaff for an herbal accent. Decent overall.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 On draught at the pub: A handsome orange body with a pillowy head that does some solid lacing as you drink. This is a nice balance in smell and taste between a caramel malt backbone and some liberal grapefruit and piney hops. Worth repeating.
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steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy golden yellow body nearly too thick to allow its hilights to shine through brightly. lemon pepper and full; spicy pepper with lemon citrus twang. thin, prickly. nothing wanting me to want more. stales as it warms.
drywallman (325) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber color with a minimal white head. Just a touch of malt, with the bold citrusy hops. Not real impressive, but something you could drink on a hot day (at the brewpub).
ElGaucho (2161) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2003
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fresh floral hop aroma with notes of peaches and pears. Nice murky amber color, not much head, white. Flavor not quite right. A little plain. Overly carbonated.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful orange with a big off white head. Looks identical to the Rogue I2PA next to it, but lacks 80% of itís nose. Much is lacking from the taste as well. Nicely balanced, though. Very drinkable, but very light in the taste department!