grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Copper hazy and rich. Head is sticky and froths over. Slowly dies a very painful death. Nose is exqusitely balanced. The floral element and the sticky malty backbone blend together and create something wonderfully aromatic. Sweet, piney and honeylike. Flavors are excellent as well. Subtle. The hops lay down next to the malt, neither truly bids for dominance. Very balanced. Well crafted. Slightly oxidized. Not near as much as the stout but a slight bright copper pierces through in the after palate. Hops are slightly stale but not to the beer’s detriment, this simply accentuates the malt sweetness that lingers after every sip.
G-rat mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2004
I thought that this was pretty good. It has a nice, full flavor and drank rather easily. Funny it’s retired, because I tried it in a small town SC bar that had just started stocking it! temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Well, that explains it. It’s an English Pale. I didn’t know that. Malts over-ride the hops in the flavor and aroma. Unusual for a pale. The more I drank, the better it tasted, but I can’t say I got to the point where I really enjoyed this brew. That’s too bad. I rather enjoyed their bock. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Orange colored, semi-hazy body, off-white, thick head.
Aroma is hoppy/malty. Flavor is dry , hoppy, with a light
tasting palate. TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Cloudy copper colored beer with a rapidly dissipating head. The aroma is similar to an ESB, restrained hops with some malt balance. Flavor follows aroma, though the balance is tilted in favor of the malt, which is nice and bready. Good beer.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2004
EPA, #3 for night. Courtesy of Ross. He definitely knows what I like. Dogwood Summerbrew was very very good. I’m sure this won’t disappoint. I like the English Pale Ales and am eager to sample this one. Huge billoughy head out of bottle. Light Amber color. Smells of quality. Not as bitter as I expected. Smooth, very drinkable. Nice hop/malt presense. Not a typical southern Pale Ale. Very good. Not outstanding but very good. Ross you do one hell of a job selecting brews. Again very good brew. Dogwood lives up to its reputation. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 Pours a filtered cloudy orange color with nice head that quickly turns to a thin, white sheet. Aroma is slightly fruity. Taste is a bit thin bodied with a little bit of yeast but more citrus than anything. Drinkable but wouldn’t drink it again if I didn’t have to. Re-rate 12/13/04. Nicer appearance that the last time I had this. Taste has malted out a bit and isn’t as sour/acidic as I remember. Actually, it’s quite balanced now. Not a bad beer at all. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Cloudy dark yellow with a bit of white head. Nice malty aroma. Has a nice refreshing flavor that hints of fruit. Also has some shit in the bottom so don't jossle the bottle too much. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2004
dark orange color, white head. hoppy and malty smell. not bad, good hoppy and malty flavor with a nice fruity flavor. this is good, not great, but drinkable. no where near thier stout or ipa. Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Beer has a slight red appearance. Slight lacing. Taste is lacking due to a definte hoppy taste but not any other flavors. Overall impression isnt good due to it is bland for a pale ale.