Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a dirty cedar with a white head that quickly fell.
Smells wonderfully hoppy. Citrus scents and loads of leather.
Tastes mainly of grapefruit hops with other tropical flavors. Well balanced and well hopped. The finish is full of lemons.
Excellent Pale Ale. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Pours copper color with a big light tan head. Big hop aroma of grapefruit, pine, and oranges with a light alcohol nose. Flavor is mostly hops with citrus flavors and a good hop bitternes light malt helps keep it balanced. Medium bodied with a crisp bitter finish. This one sets the pale ale standard. qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 29, 2004
bottle. thick creamy offwhite head, golden-orange in color, definitely has a hoppy taste followed by citrus and ends with a slight bitterness. jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2004
Beautiful by hop dominated aroma with fruits and some cookie. Hazy, amber/orange color, beige almost creamy head, very good lace. Light sweet start, very fruity (mainly orange), very hoppy, after swallowing bitter, long lasting bitterness. Maybe a bit on the thin side. Great example of the style, lots of hops but not exaggerated, very drinkable. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is malty with grapefruit. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small white head that is gone quickly. Okay lacing. Flavor is rather malty. Nice big hops in the finish. Well balanced.
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - SEP 23, 2004
bottle. amber pour with a light tan head. citrus aroma.very hoppy up front but not overdone. this was very strong to be just a pale ale.sweet mango like flavor underneath everything that came out late in the glass. has a hop and pepper finish, and a buttery mouthfeel. Thanks to Tchrome for this. brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Hops and malt, what more could you ask for. Aroma of apple blossoms, pine, furit and caramel. The aroma is full and carries throughout the glass. The flavor is of carmel, pine, pear and citrus. All and all a top example of an APA. DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
This is one of the best pales i have ever had. The bite is the finish is perfectly balanced by the bittersweet hops. Excellent beer. I would never pass on it. Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Pours copper with a light tan head. Hoppy nose. Very floral hoppy taste with a dry mouthfeel. Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
great pale ale, deep amber color. hoppy citrusy aroma. great taste similar to the aroma. 22 oz bomber went great on a nice mild weathered labor day. count this as one of my new tops.