hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2002
Good strong spicey, piney hops dominate the opening and settle into the back of the mouth. The nose and the body are characterized more by a substantial. slightly fruity malt that fades as you go. Pretty classic APA. As Tourette says, Mad Hatter is better - this one might be trying to do too much and ends up subsiding into just good beer. Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
This beer was a light golden color and formed an nice white head and left some lace. An aroma of hops and spices. Also the flavor was of hops and spices. It had a light body.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2003
Aroma is big on hops with just some malt there. Pours a light copper with frothy white head. Light almost stale grainy flavor with moderate bitterness. Decent pale ale, finishes crisp and dry. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Good balance between yeast and hop flavors. Noticable orange peel flavors -- dry and citric. Taste the cascade hops. Lively mouthfeel. ClarkVV (6644) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 2003 bottle. Has a sour yeasty smell with a little bit of dry malt and some sharper citrus aroma. Fairly deep orange, mostly clear, good white head and moderate lacing. Begins with some sharp citrus tones, but quickly some of those german tasting yeasts come into the picture, not real excited about that. Finishes with some sharp but light grapefruit flavors. Overall, a bit muddled, good attempt to bring something new to the APA table (german sour yeast), but in the end it is just a decent beer, nothing incredible.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2004
I hadn’t expected too much out of this one, but was very happy in the end. I think it was the dancing bears that made me buy it. Decent body with a nice amout of hops. Very good purchse. raymow (1602) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2004
I had this a few weeks ago and don’t remember too much about it other than that I enjoyed it. drywallman (362) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Tasted in the same sitting at New Holland’s pub with the Sundog. This guy had the expected good head, slightly citrus hops, and a little fruit flavor. Not a lot of malt distinction. I could still find it interesting. hotstuff (5145) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draft at NHBC. Poured a small off-white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, fair lacing, transparent, minimal carbonation, and a yellow gold hue. Malty, hoppy nose and ditto for the flavor. Palate was tingly and hoppy. sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
A nice, straightforward American Pale. Well balanced malt and hop in the aroma and the flavour, a little light, a little bit of depth. My batch was metallic at first until aging mellowed it a bit, otherwise I might rate it higher.