igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2004
medium golden, clear as a bell, paper thin white head. very light citrusy hops in the nose, but mostly dominated by an earthiness. Flavor is essentially the same. not bad..pretty average. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Nice hoppy (cascade) aroma hits you as you open the bottle. Orange hue, frothy white head. Nice citrusy bitterness from start to finish, caramel maltiness is very prevalent. Dry finish. I was very pleasantly suprised by this beer. Definitely Points best! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Appearance is clear, peachy/ golden, sufficient snow white foam stands above.
Aroma is big, fresh hoppiness, pure Cascades, apricots, peaches, sweet, floral, just a teenchy touch bitter, but not much. Aaaah, ...that’s nice!
Taste is niceness again, very smooth on the palate, little bitterness, sweet, caramel-y at times. Starts as an American IPA, finishes English, really. Body is medium at best, finish dries up quick at the end.
This won’t put Sierra Nevada out of business, but if it’s a nice, inexpensive, tasty-enough, locally brewed pale ale you want, by all means look here.
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2004
2004 GTM. No aroma. No flavor. Gold body, white head. A disappointing brew made by a respectable Central Wisconsin brewer. Jedsbrew (464) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Rich golden orange color with a small head and fair lacing. Delightful dry hoppy cascade aroma-smells like an APA ok so far. Medium bodied with a dryish malty profile and a fine citrusy bitterness all the way through. This one was just bottled and really had that "greeness" to it. Tasty for sure.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2004
12 oz. bottle: Light amber, slight haze. Patchy off white cream. Orangey, citrus aroma with sweet honey, fresh pine and dough. Good bitterness throughout with solid piney finish. Sticky/gritty palate that does have a slight sourness somewhere in the after-taste...A huge surprise after some of their other offering, Nice. awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Great treat to see as I was at the Brewers-Cubs game at Wrigley North (Miller Park). Nice beer with a small hop bouquet. Nice crisp finish.
By the way Cubs win in the 11th and everything is cool. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Light all around pale ale with a decent hop profile... cascade!!! Light bodied, sort of bland with a punch of hops at the finish. Available at Brewers games at Miller Park for the price of a six pack! TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2004 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, ?Da Man? wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. Any POnt beer is a friend of mine. This is the stuff I grew up on, and even though the new brewmaster has occured my wrath on occasion, this beer is not bad. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Small white creamy head, nice gold body. Nice fresh cascadey aroma along with some malt. Cascade disappears with the flavor. There is some light grapefruit in there with a touch of lemon and a balancing but normal sweetness. Its ok for a summer fun drink. I also just knocked off an aroma point because it faded for some reason.