beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Color is a lighter copper of amberness with a inch high head of fluffy white head that slowly dwindles, leaves some drippy lace. Smell is a mild downed cirtusy hopness with a sweet creamy sense from caramel malt and a bit breadish, but a wee bit light and softer then most bitter pales. Taste is a shadowy reflection from the smell in the hops character, citrusy bite and bitterness thats fairly strong but paled in a sense that lends itself uneven from the caramel malts playing in a sweetness and doughy likeness that seems to hamper the flow of taste. Clean and drying finish with a medium body feel, leaving traces of hop bitterness. Pretty soft and easy this beer is and seems to want to be. Perhaps like a lost voyaguer without a compass, knows how to get places without a problem but still needs a starting point and a destination. dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a lighter yellow color with a very small white head. Aroma was biscuit malts. faint hops and pine. Flavor was thin. Some hop backbone to it, with a sweeter finish. Thin watery body. Not a lot to this one. JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
It a good pale ale. Balanced between the hops and the malt................. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Had this one bottled at the Stevens Point Brewery. Darker yellow pour than I’m used to, with a foamy tannish head, nose of hops and roses but really not as hoppy as I like. Decent. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Crisp, with nose notes of sweet malt (carmel) and grains. Amber-copper with lasting thick head. Notes of carmel, hops, and spices that contribute to a decent balance. Smooth with a mild bitter finish.
DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
This rating vanished a while back, so here I am... a rather lacklucter beer. pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
6-16-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to hopdog WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Clear orange amber with little lasting head. Smell is mostly malty with no big hops in there. Flavor is burnt hops - bitter yet almost metallic. Not very well balanced. Overall, hoppy = yes, balanced = no
A decent light copper color and small/medium slightly off white head start this one. Aroma is mostly malt and a little spicy. Flavor is, in my opinion, very thin and lacks any depth to make it a better pale. Fairly crisp with a very light hop accent, but there's a lot missing here. An average pale, at best. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
I thought this was a decent pale ale, and a good value ($0.99 a bottle at Murray’s). Still, in a world crowded with APAs, I can think of others I’d prefer.
Color is a copper red amber (darker than I expected) with lots of white head. Appearance is the highlight of this beer. Smell was fairly pleasant and lightly hoppy. Taste was a bit thin, but had some good hop bite to it. Mouthfeel a bit watery, but not bad. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours from the can with a slightly hazy copper/amber color, about an inch of cream-colored fizzy head. As fizzy as the head was, I expected it to disappear immediately, but it didn’t. Sure, it backed down considerably, but a film and ring of foam remains to provide some decent lacing throughout the glass. Slight malty aroma, nothing exceptional, but not too shabby.
Mild malty flavor with a good amount of spicy/peppery hops. Delicious. Body on the light side with very prominent carbonation. Finishes a little bit dry, with more spicy hops and bitterness.