tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Wood-like note to the aroma with an underlying light caramel malt sweetness. Tan-orange coloured body with thin white head that diminishes to lasting cover with marginal lacing. Cereal/toasted malt flavour with bitter-woody notes and floral/herbal hop flavour. Smooth medium body and low carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with friends to celebrate Solstice. Frank (4196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Very orange with almost no head and a bit of haze. Nose is hoppy with a definite emphasis on pine and a note of lightly caramelized sugar. Light to medium bodied with very fine and gentle carbonation. There’s a slight soapy and lingering element to the bitterness in the finish that keeps this from being a top notch pale. Still a good drinker though. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Dark Yellow, big sloppy white head that fades quickly. Spicy, toasty aroma. Nicely hopped, with notes of pine and a hint of grapefruit. There is something that reminds me of gin in there, as well. Clean crisp finish that says "please drink more" Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
cloudy pale amber colour. rocky light brown head. malty nose with slight fruit undertones. blended concoction of flavours starting with mild malt to fruity middle and finishes with distinct hoppy taste beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
650ml bottle. rocky head, ginger ale like carbonation. floral aroma and flavour. acidic finish. i really enjoyed this one.
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Another Rogue pale ale with nothing distinctive to report. Hazy straw-colored body, thin/medium light cream head. Standard Rogue aroma of earthy, musty hops and caramely/biscuity malts. Caramely, toasty body with plenty of herbal hops. Pacman yeast is ever-present, but I don’t pick up any indication of juniper berries. kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - DEC 9, 2004
This is another ho-hum ale on the market. Nothing too memorable about this one but has decent flavor Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2004
Tried the same night as the disappointing Dogfish Raison D’Etre...
Difference here is that the flavoring - juniper berries - doesn’t overpower the hops and malt.
Really liked this ale - mouth watering aroma, hint of juniper, creamy, smooth and full bodied. Great flavour lingers in the mouth.
A winner, plain and simple. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
hmm... that typical... slightly musty, ya know... is it cheese? no it’s that malt, yeast, hop... thing, damn it. but i pour: golden straw into a hazy golden yellow body with tight, frothy, and soapy white head. it tastes more interesting than most APAs, and this is for sure. there’s juniper berries? shiii* ... hmm. whatev’ it’s tasty, simplified shiii* ... yeah, i need to rate it again. yes, it’s fair enough and quaffy enough. meh--it’s yellow snow because it’s APA! screw this style! 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle pours orangish golden, hazy, large foamy white head, sticky lacing, with mild carbonation. Mild hop aroma, slightly bready/yeasty as well. Smooth hop bitterness up front, with a mild malt background. Fairly well balanced. Goes down easy. Very light spices on the back end, Juniper berries perhaps? Medium to full bodied, with a medium or less mouthfeel. This is a mild, yet fairly tasty American Pale Ale!