Cobra (1100) - - AUG 8, 2003
12 oz. squat brown Anchor bottle. Poured out a deep copper color, with a massive, white head. It slowly faded to reveal a really wonderful beer. Malt aromas galore, along with plenty of Cascade hop aromas, and flavors. Slightly subdued, however. Not over the top like so many other American IPA's. Rich mouthfeel to it, along with some great tasting malts. Spicy, grapefruit like hops bite to it, along with the classic aftertaste of Cascade hops. Easy drinking, and pleasing to the eyes. A classic American IPA in my book. Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Classic APA (or IPA depending on how you interpret the specs). Lots of complex flavors and aromas without hitting you over the head like some of the current craftbrewed APA-IPAs (not a bad thing but sometimes my palate craves something less...big). In other words, relatively drinker friendly but with enough complexity to satisfy a discriminating palate. johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2003
A wonderful hoppy smell seduces you as you open the bottle.Lovely, lingering hoppy flavours tantalise your taste buds.To my mind a great beer not only has flavour and a great apperance -it is also unique and easily identified.This beer has all those attributes. MaBeer1972 (2036) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Ok, even though there's some dispute whether all the Paul Revere stuff was made-up, this beer certainly is REAL for ME! Smells really nice, looks on the pale side, but the taste is right there! Not TOO hoppy to be sticky. A great drinking brew! sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Smells great! Sweet honey and NW hops. Straw colored, high carbonation. Tastes very sharp and hoppy, great bitterness. I wonder what the IBU count on this is like? A very nice APA.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2003
Dark gold colour, and a big frothy head. very nice sweet aroma and yeast. Great hoppy flavour, some fruit citrus too.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2003 Reminds my of anchor steam, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. As far as I'm concerned, Anchor Brewing Co. can't come out with a bad beer. Malty nose, slight citrus notes. You can taste the hops in this beer but it isn't out of control. Nice subtle hoppy finish. This is an awesome session ale. Dorwart (2583) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Nice thick head which lasts for a while. Excellent carbonation. Wonderful aroma dominated by hops with a light citrus/apricot overtone. Second time around a slight aroma of cat pee in there also but somehow does not really detract form the aroma. Slightly herbal also. Color is a somewhat thin golden orange. Flavor is zesty with plenty of hops to go around. Again somewhat herbal. Finish is crisp and bitter with a nice bitter aftertaste. A very good pale ale that will be enjoyed by a wide range of people. Another quality product from Anchor Brewing. EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 The grandfather of the highly Cascade hopped American Pale ale style. A classic American beer with zesty citrus, malt and hop bitterness and great aroma hops (especially if you like Cascades). Some of the newer APAs have surpassed the hop levels, but this is the pioneer and, although it is not the leader it once was, is still a very well crafted and delicious beer. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Mildly carbonated, clear dull-orange body and a cottony, dusty white head. Floral aroma of honeysuckle, tropical fruit, biscuity malt, and a note of butternut. Understated, but nice hoppy flavor. Bitter finish is clean and pleasing. A well-rounded, elegant and satisfying ale. A classic and always a good choice for casual BYOB.