SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, with a slight head. Dry hoppy aroma with some citrus aspects lingering. Very dry mouthfeel, bordering on dusty. In fact, it just crossed that border, very dusty. Like I said in a previous rating, I’m not a big fan of APAs, and this one seems rather run of the mill. smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 I’ll take mine more like a Sierra Nevada than this one. Can’t put my finger on it - perhaps it’s the sweetness. It’s thin and acidy and I don’t like the way Anchor beers carbonation work. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Very well balanced ale; but w/ a malty sweetness. Enjoyable & thirst quenching. Finishes more smooth w/ less hops...eazy. Need to pick up a 6pack more often. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
Pint poured at Toronado in San Francisco, amber in colour with no head. A slightly fruity aroma, maybe apricots? Flavour was a little sour and a little acidic in the mouth. OK, but I was expecting more as had heard the hype. fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2005
A great session beer like few others. Nice deep amber color bordering light brown. Thin white head with hints of light brown encourage my lips to sip the ale beneath. Steally noble hop aroma with a well balanced malt character. Agressive bitterness for an overall very impressive finish.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Clear deep amber, moderate bubbly head. Immediate hop nose which continues into a floral hop flavor and finish. Perhaps the first true modern American pale ale, and still one of the best. timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
one of the best pale ales i have had......nice and hopppy....i should drink this beer more often............. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle. Nice light taste. Not too much else, pretty much like any other pale ale. SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 me thinks this is just a more people friendly ipa, but yaya...pours a light copper, golden tan colour..impressive lacing some nice head, nothing crazy now..pleasing bitterness,i think i like it...seems to be a hemo beer, a beer trying to find its identity!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
rerate, no clue what i was talking about in the original rating .. . Pours a robust gold, good lacing .. . Medium bitterness.. light salt, dry pine, and cedar in the mouth .. . that sign says ’no solicating’ come back here again and i’ll blow your head off!
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Light amber colour with a nice head. Very nice hoppy aroma. Also great taste of hops and dryness. The beer ends up very smooth and tasteful.