igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2002
fairly malty ale with somewhat of a nutty flavor...walnut comes to mind. not a pronounced hop flavor...pretty enjoyable beer. stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
A pretty standard pale ale. Some bottles are clearly better than others and when fresh on draft, this beer is great. Citrusy and crisp. Could use a little more hops and malt. Hit or miss - sometimes tastes liek iced tea. khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2002
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nice.............................................. kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Has nice red tint color, Not overpowering on the hops,I sure it would be better on tap. Was expceting a little more hop to come out.
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Nothing really stands out. No real aroma to speak of, little head. Dark reddish amber. My first sips tasted good; slightly fruity, refreshing. First beer of the night. After those first few sips it got boring. The further down the pint I got, the thinner and more tired I became of it. Very mild in all aspects, I guess a stepping stone beer. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2002
This was my personal session ale before Three Floyds Alpha King came to town! On tap it is a different, cleaner, hoppier ale. The bottle just gives a slight sour taste instead of the fresher bitter bite given by it's tapped version.. On tap, the balance of sweet malts and Citrusy hops is so much more evident. Still, I like their special brewpub cask conditioned stuff and seasonals over the honkers. sduggan99 (6) - USA - OCT 9, 2002 does not count
The first time I had this I thought it had nice body. The second time it lacked hop bite and flavor. A decent beer, but could use more IBU. badgerben (5316) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Not overly impressed, but far from the worst on the planet. It's cold and drinkable, that's about it. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Medium brown color, small head. Roasted, nutty malts, floral hops with very little hop bitterness. Nice balance. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is malty, no bitterness. The malts shine through on this beer.