BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Tap (At a sports bar of all places): Golden hue with nice long lasting head and above average lace. The aroma is mildly hoppy with some pine leaf and grapefruit notes on top of a subdued roasted bready malts. Light apple and pear notes too. The taste is clean and simple, not complex but sure is enough there to satisfy. Smooth bitter finish kept me interested. The feel is lively, clean and crisp. What you would expect from an Pale Ale. A hybrid between an American and English styled Pale Ale. Yummy and refreshing. Now, what to do with that bottle already in my frig...drink it I guess. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 10, 2004
Honey colored body with abundant bubblage. Foam head builds to a massive stiff peak. Even when poured gently it still takes up 75% of the glass. Smell is powerfully strong, roasted/sweet hops. Taste is watery hops with butter, dough and roasted malts. Nowhere near as good as smell. Some tart acidic citric flavors, nothing else really. fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Floral aroma, pours to a carmel color with little head. Creamy mouthfeel, slightly hoppy. Not much finish. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Rerate-tap. i boosted the flavors here from a fresh tap version i had at the brewery. It has a good EKG hop note to it and the body is well rounded.
12 oz bottle-pours a nice copper hue with mild carbonation and little head retention. light floral, piney, caramel malt aroma. flavors are sugary with hops in the mid palate. short and tame finish, more like a mild ale/cask esb. slightly weak body. a sup-par beer from a very good brewer. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 This is a good beer!! Dark amber with a good thick head , to bad it didnt last.
Nice thick creamy sweet aroma and taste.
Very good,easy drinking beer, sweet, candy like.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Gold amber, small head. Slightly less familiar hop aroma. Nice medium body, good maltiness, sharp hops. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Clear amber appearance. Muted, resinous nose with an underlying aroma of grapefruit. Fairly well balanced taste with enough hops to tweek the tastebuds but not overwhelm. Malts added some sweetness along with a floral touch. Dry finish; average duration. shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Pour was just a golden pale with a hint of amber with a decent soapy head. One of the better pale ales I have enjoyed. I very much enjoy this english style pale ale over the over-hopped american style. Quite tastey and easy to drink. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Color: clear and amber-tinged, decent raft of milky foam floats on top.
Citrus in the nose, as well as hints of tropical fruits, nice hoppiness, fresh and lively, a little toasty, very English feeling.
Taste is more blase, finely balance, with plenty of backup in the body, quite sufficient malt, and a recurrent ringing in from the hops, but it’s not much ado, at all. Flavor is nice, but nothing special. Medium bodied, caramel taste butts in a bit before we’re through, and the finish is long and tasty.
An adequate ale all the way, something that fills in quite nicely as a standard sessioner...nothing wrong with that, nothing at all. Actually, despite that i prefer other types of ales, I like this better, for what it is, the more I drink. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
I wasn’t blown away by this stuff, but it does leave a pleasant image in my mind. Good session beer.