Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2002
Large lasting head.Hazy gold with citrus hop nose.
Refreshing but slightly underflavored DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Golden-yellow w/ a big head...SUPERB mango-like aroma...GUESS WHAT?? mango flavor continues throughout the flavor...Sweet/hoppy/smooth & refreshing sweet aftertaste..IMO a sweet mango pale ale, Exceptional jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Nice pale color with bad head retention. Citrussy smell that is actually quite disgusting, and has a scent of slight urine. However, the taste redeems the beer. It is smooth and somewhat malty. The hops here are pretty unexistent at least on my taste buds. All in all a pretty good beer. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Light gold color, medium head, and hoppy nose. Medium hopped, dry malts. A good balance between malts and hops. Slight citrus taste. Nice flavor. Finish is mild, slightly bitter. Very drinkable. BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Healthy gold hue with a moderate foam head--this ber had the fresh hoppiness desired of an APA with the malt sweetness appearing after warming. However, the body is stale hopped and bland like a blonde ale with sweet malting apparent after some time. This ale is smooth, easy to drink and uncomplex on the palate--it should have mass appeal to american standard drinkers as it is definitely of much better quality. It finishes rateer dry and even has somewhat of a cardboard/metallic mouthfeel. An APA in smell, but a well balanced blonde in flavor.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Re-rate- My girlfriend really liked this brew, so I rated it a little too high the first time This is actually a poo brew as is thier ESB. Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
A very fine blonde. Well balanced and smooth. Easy drinking but not boring. Nice clean palate. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2002
very much how the description describes it. Really sweet, slightly citrusy, and slightly bitter, is how I would describe it, but all around quite tasty. KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Almost no aroma, but that which emerged was slightly floral/fruity. This is a fine peach/gold color--good pocked head too. This is maltier than most blondes, and although the basic character of this class of brew is lighter than I prefer, this has some body and balance that many lack. Nice mild fruity quality to the malt. Hops come through mostly in the finish, lightly dusting the back of the palate. Alaskan put some care into this light, refreshing brew. Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
After reading some of the reviews I have to assume I have a bad six pack.
Opening a bottle and smelling the vapor I noticed rusty cap smell, smoked hickory and sweet onions. The taste is very similar with no hops. A bummer of a sixer and just plain grrrrrr. Now, what the heck am I going to do with the other four?