whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey colored body and minimal carbonation. Aroma of buttery diacetyl and a hint of citrus. Flavor is better with some prominent malts and spicy hops. Medium body. Very standard and unexceptional overall.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrusy hops, lightly toasted malths, slightly grassy. Flavor is watery, toasted malt and grapefruit. Flavor is a bit of a disappointment after aroma - too passive
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Some hops in the nose, light amber color, flavor is light, watery, some citrus, some sweetness, overall kind of bland.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with an average head. Aroma is lightly malty and floral. Flavour is watered down and a bit sweet. Not a good example of a California Pale Ale.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap: Pours a med. amber with a white thick head. Descent but mild aroma of cascade and crystal malt. WAY TOO MUCH DIACETYL. This is anything but smooth. I expected more from this brewer. This even has a watery cardboard body. Just a really poor Pale Ale.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery...weak ale, watery, very little flavor and a big let down from a style I usually enjoy. Session indeed...
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Generic pale ale that features a mild and somewhat sweet maltiness with a bit of corn flavor, but a pretty weak hops bitterness; Consistently bland and boring from start to finish, but the finish is rather weak and flavorless; Aromas of, well, not much, itís kinda sweet with maybe a little maltiness; Pale golden color with a slight cloudiness; Large, off white head has average retention, fading to a thin layer, but the head has trouble grabbing the glass
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty much your typical pale ale, with some nice prominent hops in the finish, but not enough solid malt to make it stand out. Some grittiness as it warmed brought the mediocre ratings down a bit.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap@North Coast. Pretty bland pale ale, grainy, malty and tinny, some lemony hops in the finish, but hard to write too much about it.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with a foamy white head and some nice lacing. Light citrus and hops in the nose. Some malts, not much though. Very mellow flavors. The malts come through. Some crystal. The hops are faintly citrusy. A little floral. Itís hard to tell really. Everything seems to blend so well that it hides each flavor. Very smooth and refreshing.