MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured yellow/orange with a thick white head. I smelled this one right away. Big fruity notes of orange and grapefruit. Nicely hopped and great flavor. Very good.
Braudog (6550) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured medium yellow-orange with a big malty head. There's just a vague sweet aroma, but the flavor is a zesty wonderful blend of fruity hops and malt. Excellent.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright copper color with a white, frothy head. Smells of citrus and the shredded wood used for hamster bedding.(not a bad thing). Easy drinking Americn pale with grapefruity hop flavor and decent fruity malt flavor well balanced. A little sweeter and easier quaffing than bottled SNPA. Dry finish with a little sourness. A decent and fairly priced APA.
JK (6020) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great fruit and floral aroma with cherries. Standard pale ale appearance. Flavors of hops and fruit. This is what a pale ale should be.
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with a medium-sized white head. Citric hop aroma with a touch of carrot. Flavor is more citric, grapefruit-y hops. Very dry, sour finish. Hello, malt? Where are you? Why didn't you come to this party? A very raw pale ale.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of my very first batch of homebrew; a SNPA clone, only this is quite a bit better.
Pours a cloudy amber with a decent head and some lacing.
The scent is what first caught me with this beer. Nicely hopped! Some citrus notes, but they're very subtle.
Taste is of hops, a little yeasty, though, but well balanced with the malt. It's better than average but nothing special.
Mouthfeel is very creamy; nicely done. It's not as crisp as SNPA but it's smoother. Overall this is pretty good considering it didn't come from the PNW... < smirk >
Complements of MJR. Thanks, Mark!
Suttree (6264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coppery red, Big head. Dusty, sawdust aroma. Earthy haybale, grassy flavors, followed by a crispy, dry bitter finish. Very easy to drink.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of the best pale ales I've ever had. I would for sure get this again. Smooth and tasty.
chuckt (6) - aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer to order when you are in KC at either Houstons or The Plaza Three, goes great with a Prime Rib. Very light does not fill you up before you eat. You can definatly taste the hops.
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color of a penny, small but lasting head. Good flavor but a little on the thin side for the style. Overall a better than average APA