haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 26, 2004
On tap at the Brew Pub. Deep amber color with a decent sized cream colored head. Nice hoppy aroma. Some earthy notes as well. Hint of caramel in the flavor with the main stint of hops. A nice Pale Ale but doesn’t live up to the New River. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2004
(Bottle) Amber with a small creamy white head. Floral, hoppy aroma with touches of toffee and butter. Nice! Flavour doesn’t live up to the aroma. Caramelly flavour with floral hops. Thin and empty palate. Medium bitter finish. JFGrind (2071) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
I was unsure what to expect from this Pale Ale. Cascade hops dominate the aroma,and blend well with the malitness of this APA. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Botttle @ Oliver Twist, StockholmSiddFinch (156) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Bottling date 04oct2002. Plus for label. Nice malty taste, well balanced. Surely complex. A worthy last of the session beer.
Not what I expected. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they mislabeled my bottle. Very malty (caramel and toffee) and dominated by the taste of passion fruit (I’m not even sure what this is but it describes it well in my head and that’s all that matters).
I found this to be a very different Pale Ale and although I didn’t enjoy it very much, I’d recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different. Its well done, just not to my liking.
OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
On tap at brewery: Medium amber clear colour under a pale yellow medium small lasting head. Medium intensity floral nectar watermellon and passion fruit like aroma. Medium crisp floral hoppy flavours. Smooth mellow light sweet malty and dry hoppy finish. I quite liked this one. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Pours a deep amber red with a thick, creamy off-white head. Has a ton of caramel/kilned malts in the nose with along with plenty of Casade.. Flavor has beautiful blast of toasted malt and caramel then gives way to notes of toffee, munich malt, cascade/euro hops. Moderately sweet with assertive (but not harsh) hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Although this beer has received good ratings, it kind of gets lost in the mix between the fantastic New River and Tuppers Hop Pocket Ale. Don’t pass on this one, it’s quite good. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(Draught) Pours and orange-amber body with a thin, white head. Nose and cascade flavour. Tart, dry finish. Above average. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Sweet redish pale ale. Nicely hopped but still a little weak. Didn't have the malty kick i was expecting. Good, but could be stronger. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Pours a nice deep clear copper color and is topped by a two inch thick light tan head that is made up of largish sized bubbles. The aroma is buttery and slightly spicy from the hops that are used. Up front it is fairly clean tasting, the finish is mostly dominated by a butteryness that is most likely form diacetyl. This beer is fairly mild in the hop department.
This would be a pretty nice drinking pale ale if not for the diacetyl that comes to dominate this beer. The butter flavor is not out of control but it is just a bit too much for my liking. Though it is drinkable, and has a certain spiciness to it, which seems to be part of the hop character.