Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2004
A great pale ale beer that has a good british style taste and aroma. It tasted a bit filtered in a good way. I'm not all too crazy about thick stout beers which this is not. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Draft at Schlafly - This beer was served way too cold and had little if any carbonation. There are some good flavors in the beer (much better than their Pale Ale), but the way they served it, it was hard to pull much from it. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Very nice Pale Ale. Just as the description says, Medium bodied with a little bitter finish. Nice foamy white head. A little bit of lacing. Nice and smooth. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This sample was cask conditioned at the brewery. It poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized off-white bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent amber colored body. It had a medium strength malt hop aroma to it and a smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was hoppy with a mild hop bite to it and some noticable malt. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Cask conditioned at brewery: Dark copper hue with big lasting frothy head and very good lacing. Piney and grapefruity aroma,very nice. Also had hints of roasted sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, smoke, and earthy yeast esters. The taste was that of smooth hops and butterscotch malts. Spicy undertone and a very woody and dry finish, lingering bitterness. Very good APA which both hop head and non-hop heads will enjoy. Very recommended.
igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2003
cask conditioned..woohoo!!!! extremely crisp, loads of grapefruit with a little orange in the aroma...plenty of malts to balance this sucker out...just rockin'! ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Very nice aroma: strong, yet subtle hops. Hazy deep gold, almost amber color. Good carbonation. Good lace. Head disappates almost fully. Very robust hoppy flavor. Bittering hops very evident. This one rivals 3 Floyds' Alpha King and falls only just short. I would drink this any day. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Draft at Schlafly: Deep,clear,amber.White,white,head.Mainly just a big hoppy,aroma.Super-soft,full,mouthfeel.Suprising with little malt noticeable.Decent malt flavor,though not content,with big grapefruit/citrus finish.Pretty good,will surely cure a hop craving. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Tap: Strong amber colour. . . Very nice grapefruit nose that mixes well with some white grapes. Great mouth feel - good orange rind and grapefruit flavours (just enough of both to be light and have a good amount of flavour.) Perfect amount of hops, but the great ESB malts aren't pronounced enough - and the hop flavour becomes a bit too one sided as I reach the bottom of the glass. . . very enjoyable with the schnitzel. . . sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 on tap at brewery: Much like the pale, only much hoppier with a nice dry finish. Better than their standard pale ale.
Bottled: Pours a good golden amber, with a decnt foamy head on top. Aroma is citrusy, sweet malts, and a bit of pepper. Flavor is tangy and zesty. First comes the hoppy bitterness, then the citrus, then malts, and lastly, a dry grassy finish. Does everything a good APA does, and then some
2007: Dry hopping takes this beer over-the-top, massive hop aroma, pine needles and warm cereal nose, big hop flavor, with an excellent balance of malts following. Sweet, but the hops balance it exteremely well. This could very well be my all-time favorite session beer, as it is an incredible example of exactly how hops can balance malty sweetness perfectly. Fantastic.