MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Great aroma, smells kind of fruity. Has a thick white head. Great taste that goes down real smooth. I really enjoyed this. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2004
The first migration of this midwestern beer from Ohio to Central Illinois, this is a much anticipated brew. The color is quite nice and the head fluffy, big, and off white. Nose is decent, but is the weak point for an otherwise remarkable brew. Flavor and palate are very good, with a lot of hop bitterness. Very good, overall. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2004
Golden amber. Light head. Scent of grapefruit, wet wood and soap. Nice body. Soft flavour. Malt and hops. SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2004
good, bitter, fruity. a decent midwestern brew, however perhaps this is just a tad overrated. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Fruity, hoppy aroma. Nice head that dies down, but doesn’t go away. Hoppy up front, with an excellent earthy, roasty flavor. Finish is citrus hops. Nice beer.
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
A fine American pale ale, this one poured a tall white headof foam over an amber body with a rich yeasty smell. The taste was nicely hoppy, with some complex grainy adjuncts. dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2004
I really enjoyed this one, got this from a buddy... first of the great lakes that i have had and could taste the citrus and pine taste for sure NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Interesting and original. Very fruity and malty. Definitely tasted the 65 IBUs. Some citrus, some berry tastes coming through? Darker color, brownish yellow, not red like some APAs. Still, proved to be a decent enough beer. Not my favorite, though. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Very smokey tatse. Felt like i was at a barbeque. Very winter friendly beer although i had it in the summer. Very much reminded me of Schells fire brick ale, if youve had that one. Great lakes has some better beers. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Orange gold color, slightly cloudy. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops, fruit and caramel. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Orange peel and citrus. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Hoppy without being overly bitter. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.