NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2004
Tap @ GLBC: Orangey color with soft carbonation. Hoppy aroma tha is more flowery than citrusy. Mild maltiness with equally balanced hops that have a citrusy tang. Balanced and plesant, but not quite as aggresive as I remember. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
Moderate hoppy aroma with citrus undertone. Amber appearance with white frothy head that lasted to the finish.Flavor and palate was a light bitter. HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2004
Dark orange in color with a lively carbonation. Floral and citrusy aroma. Very bitter for an pale ale. A slightly sweet background. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Smells minty but floral, and a little spicy. Refreshing. Almost no head. I drank it before I could see the color. Flavor was floral, a little spicy, bitter, though a bit subdued. Dry finish. Easy drink. Overall, pretty good APA. Could be more floral. Nice bitterness. Not “slightly fruity.” 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Clear orange with a white head. Smells of strong honey and spiced peaches and cinnamon. Semi-sour flavor of honey, oats, sweet peaches and oranges, and an old, grainy flavor in the finish.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Wasn't entirely happy with this one. Aroma is citrusy, sweet, hoppy. Appearance is samber and slightly cloudy. Flavor is sweet at first with a frutiy lightly hopped finish. Not spectacular by any means but a good drink. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Draft. Nice pale ale - clear amber with a small white head that left good lacing. Aroma is piney hops predominantly. Flavor has a malty presence, quickly overwhelmed by pine and grapefruit hops with a hint of honey. Medium body and smooth carbonation. jonas (7573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2004
Nice hop nose.
Hazy red amber, low head.
Honey sweet berries with plenty of
perfumed hops on top.
Medium body, round mouthfeel and a
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2004 Cleveland Rocks! Finally something from this city that's worth something. Copper color with puffy off white head. Obvious pine, citrus and malt right up front and in your face. Long, bitter finish. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Nice clean and clear soft copper color with a gargantuan soft yet crusty whitish top that sits a good while before fading down to a haze and coated the glass decorously with thin whispy curtains.
Aroma is soft as well, everything is soft in this beer, but in a good way, a very good way! Pleasant toasty malts that are breadish in tone and the hops are slightly floral and dry with some favorable dulled citrus and wood. Very nice nose...I believe this has some Hood hops abounding.
Taste is soft and well rounded, yet solid in body and feel to keep that charge of character going strong. And this is characterized in a gratifying presence of both a super nice toasty warm malt profile and pleasantly soft and milding hop balance that brings in refined and subtle layers of wood and dulled floral citrus; quite yummy...scratch that, very yummy! Feel is dead on for a pale, clean, soft, full, well rounded, yielding toasty malt warmth, smooth bite of bitterness and quaffable to the fullest. One hell of a pale!