buzzard (3) - Smithton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Bottle. Pours orange to light amber. Hazy with light suspended particles. Small creamy white head mostly diminishes but a spare one holds throughout. Good lacing. Smells of citus and hops with hint of pine. Medium body with a nice silky, slick mouthfeel. Slightly sweet at the start with a moderately bitter finish as the hops come through and a nutty flavor coming out late. Good everyday beer Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Good citrus, hop and light floral taste. I just like the fact of the well balance and strong hopness of it. DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Decent Pale, pours amber with a light white head. Smells kind of bad though, like a hop head gone bad, I think the citrus and hop smell in this one doesn’t work out as well as it does in other pales. Kind of a rotten hop taste to it as time goes on but still I’m being a little harsh its a fine beer. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
I remember the first time one of my friends got a fake ID. I gave him money to buy me something "good" and he came back with this. Lot of nostalgia associated with this one. It’s still a good beer. Had one today on draught. Light amber color with a thick head. Good crisp flavor and a smooth mouthfeel. Nice hoppy flavor with a hint of citrus. Always consistent and easy to find. MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle. Light amber color, white head, nice lacing, lots of bubbles visible. Aroma is kind of hoppy, not that strong, but good floral character. Malt flavor, balanced by a crisp hoppy and spicy taste that is accentuated in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, maybe a little weak in terms of body. I drink this all the time and finally got around to rating it, this is one of those great dependable beers and the first one that comes to mind when a pale ale is mentioned, an absolute classic.
ABUSEDGOAT (2967) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2006 The standard for an American Pale Ale. Lotsa hops, balanced well and has some complexity. Cascaded with some caramel malts made a very nice APA. Great stuff. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Pours bright copper with a moderate amount of white head. Aromas of clean citrus and a bit of fresh-cut lawn. Nice bready/rising-dough notes. Grainy toasted malt backbone, with piney, citrusy/grapefruit-rind bitterness. Palate is soft and clean. Mouthfilling, but very bright and refreshing. A rare classic that still lives up to its reputation. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
Clear amber w/ frothy pale tan head. Fresh, hoppy aroma of grapefruit & pine w/ caramel & a light spiciness in the background. Medium, somewhat resiny feel. Restrained, well-balanced, very quaffable flavour w/ a long, hoppy, bitter finish. can8ianben (1614) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Poured from the bottle. Very drinkable, I have a soft spot for this beer because it was one of the first pale ales I ever tasted. Enjoyable hoppy flavour though not the most intense you will find. madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Bottle. Orange color with a white head that diminishes. Citrus aroma. Hoppy but well balanced. This is one of my everyday beers.