DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2005
So I wasn’t so impressed with Steam Beer, but this is one fine drop! Gently hazy pale copper with a tightish off-white head. Very appealing! An aroma of light biscuits and sweet caramel greets you then in the mouth it is medium but with a fat juicy quenching quality. A light spritzy effervesence plays across the tongue. The taste is sweet-edged biscuity malt and a lovely citrus tang midway through. Well balanced bitterness underpins it all quickly and it lasts pleasantly to remind you you’re drinking an APA. This is a super beer with great balance of quaffable proportions and enuff bitterness to let you know who’s boss. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Cascade hop aroma. Cloudy pale orange/amber color. Nice malt profile with a light to medium hop presence that finished with some toned down citrus rind flavors. jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
One of my favorites for years. Thick,lacy head, perfumy,floral/citrus Cascade character, from bittering to flavor to aroma. Fairly pale for style, light maltiness up front, yet contributes to overall rich impression. Great, hoppy ale. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2005
What a great APA. It has it all: Rich creamy texture. Light malt base that carries the resinous/piney/grapefruity Cascade hops hit in perfect balance. This is a really well made beer! MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Not bad. Not bad at all. Good palate. Medium body. Very drinkable pale ale.
OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2012 From the bottle.
b7j0c (10) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
Pours a light golden amber with an limited head. The aroma is all cascade hops - floral, slightly dusty hops with notes of pine; some cracker malt comes through as well. The flavor is very dry, none of the sweetness in many IPAs, just cascade hops with a slightly sour twist, yeasty tones, and enough backup from light cracker malts to keep a good semblance of balance. The finish is pure hops of modest intensity but fine bitterness. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery with abundant, almost stinging, carbonation that I would prefer to see toned down somewhat.
This is a reasonable APA, but not as aromatically hoppy as I remember.
Six years old (2006 bottle in 2012). Yuck. Tons of sediment, off flavors. Drainpour. This was an experiment that didn’t work. Not worth aging, at least not for this sort of duration.
hoppy and refreshing, one of my favorite overall beers. great color and palate. another bay area great. harrisoni (18570) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle from Cask and Glass, Tonbridge, Kent. Reddish brown ale with beige head. Good tasty fruity malt with extremely fragrant hops that come and kick you in the finish. Nice beer. jb (3248) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Great copper color. Fruity and flowery nose. Unbelievably nice palate for a Pale. Blends the tastes together well with a creamy mouth feel. Nice hops taste but not overpowering. I love Anchor products. telepork (84) - USA - AUG 20, 2005
Thin white head, gorgeous rich canary color. Strong citrusy hop aroma and faint cedar. Head like Ivory soap. Palate is awesome and weighty. Slight foamy lacing.