Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2005
So sad Dogwood’s gone away...I’ve always enjoyed picking a sixer of this for 6 bucks when not in an adventurous mood or low on cash. Well-crafted pale ale -- copper-colored and nicely hopped, with citrus/floral flavors. regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - JAN 9, 2005
Hazy golden copper color.Poured a small head and had some small patchy lace.The smell was of mostly light floral hops.There was some light malt aroma also present.The taste was mostly hop dominant.Somewhat citrusy.I never did detect any malt in the taste.It had a medium palate and good carbonation.This was a good beer,even tho the expire date was 11/23/04.Very easy drinker.I hope Dogwood will make a recovery. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Misty copper, sticky head, large bubbles. Nose of biscuity malts & hops. Sweetness & some floral spices. Taste has a nice full body & lots of malts. Finishes smooth & balanced. Good! Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Bronze with a foamy white head and thick lacing. Aroma of soapy hops. Citrus floats up with some caramel and roast. Slighly unbalance towards the hops. The balance comes back with a nice blend of bitter hops and crystal malts. The citrus mixes in seemlessly making the beer smooth to drink, but not so great to smell. Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2004
For a pale ale, I actually like this one. little head, and a foggy orangy color to it. Aroma is not great, metallicy. But the taste is much better. A little on the bitter side. Nice, satisfying finish.
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fairly sweet (orange) and sweet. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and very sweet. Mild slightly bitter hops. Nicely balanced. Lots of orange and spice flavors. English style pale ale. Very smooth taste. Extremely nice smooth finish. Mouthfeel is full and round, Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. And once again…. DAMN IT ALL… they aren’t around anymore DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
(12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Mildly flavorful, straight forward, very easy to drink, nothing objectionable, just kind of plain and unexciting. This English pale ale is mildly fruity, with a soft, sweet maltiness and a very gentle hops contribution that keeps this beer balanced a bit toward the fruity, malty end. The flavor fades away rather quickly in the finish, leaving a pleasant, somwhat sweet breadiness behind. Soft and easy on the palate, barely creating a disturbance, allowing the mouth to slumber after the initial flavor wears off. Light amber in color, slightly hazy. Just not getting much out of the nose with this beer, perhaps a bit of lightly sweet candy, some maltiness later on, but hardly any hops at any point during the tasting session. Smallish off-white head quickly settles to a sheen, then to just a wide rim. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Murky amber brew.This brew is way past it’s time.No aroma at all and a barely noticable flavor that just is not good.I have liked this ccompany’s brews so this must be old. UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Bottled. A pretty standard pale. I was kind of upset over the lack of aggressive hops when I first drank it, thinking that it was an APA. But since I know now that it’s English, I’ve revised my numbers some. Decent hoppy mouthfeel and flavor with fruity flavors to balance it all out. I really hate this brewery went out of business - why can’t New South go out of business instead? DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2004
This beer was EASILY more than 3 years old, but somehow well aged. It poured with chunky massive sediment at the bottom of my glass, but this only added distinction to the beer. The appearance was a light amber, slight copper with a thin filmy head which dissipated quickly. The aroma is sweet with an aroma of aging, fruity esters, malt, and sugar cane. The flavor is very sweet with a slight hoppy (east coast hoppy) finish that last for a LONG time. I attribute this highly to good aging and bottle conditioning. Very sweet, some nectary undertones, and fruity esters. Hardly bitter, but just enough carbonation to create a NICE bite. This was aged nicely..its a shame this brewery went kaput!