rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2005
An old standby that doesn’t wow me the way it used to. Tastes change. Gold body, creamy head. Strong bitterness is accompanied by biscuty malt. Certainly the best beer I can get just about anywhere but no longer something I’d search out. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
Bottle, Cafe Volo. Dark orange pour, small white head. Nice fruit hops in aroma. Medium bodies mouthfeel. Taste is decently bitter for the style, well balanced and rather sweet. This is a great example of not going overboard, just delivering a solid, drinkable pale. jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 smells of vegetation...poors nice golden with very little head..tastes of hops and sweet in the begining and nice bitterness in the end....my new everday beer @14.00 a 12-12 Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Dark golden color, little white head. Sweet, caramel, fruity, dry and bitter aroma, rich and nice one. Bitterness coming from hops. Medium bodied. Flavor starts with sweet tones, ends with very strong bitterness and drought. Nice brew, my first American Pale Ale, reminds me of some IPAs. Krausen (102) - USA - JAN 30, 2005
Its not "interesting" its not "complex" but it is definately bitter. My favorite beer of all time when I just want a "beer." Sure, I love my belgians, stouts and barleywines, but this beer just screams cascade, balance and simplicity.
TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2005
Bottle conditioned (BB 10/2005)n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Dark honey golden color with small off-white head. Nose has aromatic hops and honey sweetness. Carbonated soft palate with good chewy malts. Good hopping but not too bitter. Well-balanced pale ale.
Medium head, light brown color, slightly hazy. Decent aroma, not overpowering. Smooth taste initially, stronger hop taste in finish. I liked this one.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 I don’t know what happened in the course of one week, but I decided to try another of the ones I had left in the six. I really enjoyed it. Aroma was much cleaner. Rerate this much better. szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
I like this beer. Pours amber. Tastes of floral hops with little malt character. Easy drinking beer. flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
I think the cascade hops are just too overpowering but I seem to be in the minority. Starts off nice and then wham.