Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Sent by a friend in Kansas. It’s an interesting pale ale, but the hops are a bit mild for my taste, but give it a nice grassiness. Not as rich a beer as I’d hoped for, but very drinkable. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Pours to a rich yellow golden body with a thick creamy frothy off-white head. Retains excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, citrusy. Strong, but not complex. The flavor is citrusy (lemon, lime, orange) with an off grainyness to it. I can’t put my finger on what the odd flavor is vinegar + grass hops? Palate is light to medium with a watery body and a light bitter finish. There’s a slight chalkiness to it. Overall, not bad, just not what I’d want to drink everyday. KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Suprisingly sweet beer for an ale, although had a sourness to its finish. I thought that it may have been a little bit too sweet even, but I am new to good beers and so still am accustomed to macros. Thought the head lasted a while although it was very thin. A nice amber/copper color. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Aroma is hoppy, with some herbal and citrus notes floating around. The appearance is very nice, a rich medium brown. Depending on your pour you can get a decent head, but it dissolves pretty quickly. The flavor of the beer is very nice, beginning with a balance of malt and hops, the hops gradually taking over with their citrusy tones, but not being as sharp or bitter as an IPA or Pilsner. The palate is quite nice, with a full mouthfeel and only moderate carbonation, which is great as I despise over-carbonated beers. In the end, this is a very nice beer worthy of your time, and is one of my favorite beers for under $1 from the grocer. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2005
Hazy amber, little white head. Very bitter nose, grassy, some sulphur. Thin, bitter flavor, some grapefruit, some cereal notes, but just too hoppy given the gravity.
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - APR 19, 2005
light orange brown pour. small ring of a white head. aroma is dead, almost undiscernable malt nose. taste is grainy and vinegar. finish is sour and not that pleasant, but not that bad, i managed to finish my half. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2005
Bottle. Semi-enjoyable under hopped APA. Slightly sour in a malt vinegar kind of way, but not too much so. Gmku (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2005
I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead. With the coming of Dean Moriarity began the part of my life I guess you could call my life on the road. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
Thanks to Duane. Poured a hazy amber with a fast fading white head. Aroma of yeast and slight citrus notes. Taste was dry and crisp, with a smooth finish, I am sure this would be very enjoyable as the weather heats up. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Not a bad brew. Pours a nice amber color with a pale head that dissipates, but leaves some lacing. Aroma is kind of weak, hops and a little grain come through. Taste is heavy with malt and hops, maybe some fruit... apples and citrus.
1-8-06 I had this again this past weekend and found that it was very different from my recollection. The hops flavoring has been amp-ed up quite a bit and gives a nice pine punch that I don’t recall and didn’t not in my first posting. I like it much better this way and am left wondering whether things have changed with the brew, the drinker or the supply chain... either way, I’m a happier camper.