jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2005
A cloudy, orangish color. Spicy and citrusy aroma. Nice malty, full bodied texture. Very hoppy and very nice. altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
One of my favorite ales. Nice hop-malt balance. A little on the strong side, just don’t drink too much. awebster (166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Delicious. A good summer beer, due to its refreshing hops factor. I’d love to sip this beer on the beach. Just the right amount of body lets this beer go down smooth. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Medium amber with a light haze and a creamy head that lasted and laced. Weak & grainy aroma with a touch of rye. Sweetly malted with honey moving to a decidedly bitter and lemony finish. Mouthfeel was creamy yet a little sugary, but that felt better here than if it were too thin.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2005
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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 (1140) - 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.