elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brownish gold color, decent head. Smells sweet, agree with the apple tinge. Flavor is sweet with little character, body is thin and watery. An unremarkable APA.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
What in the hell is up with honey in beers these days??? Bees....Bees make honey....and man makes beer...leave the damn bees be and make the damn beer good!!!!! Aroma is of grapefruit with a wheaty/honey smell which just dominates whatever else is going on here. It poures a slightly cloudy yellow, ever ever so slight golden, wheat like appearance, with a very thin lacing of a head sitting on top, more foamy than anything. The carbonation appears in check until the tasting where it begins to get out of control. Very little of the hops can be picked up as the honey, and citric fruits predominate. Then the aftertaste hits and all goes to hell in a handbag. I just had a EuerkOOOOO Honey Wheat and sure enough im tasting a very very VERY slight floral honeyness in the aftertaste. Not very pleasant. Watery texture with a honey, robitussin medicine mix. I cant quite figure it out, but id rather spend my time thinking about the girl next door.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boring! Way too tart and not even hoppy enough for my tastes. A very light pale, slight bitter apple hues throughout, with a less than satisfying finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color with a nice white head. Floral aroma. The flavor was a bit weak, with an unimpressive finish. Sweet apple character to the flavor. Average APA.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a very nice floral, citric hoppy (though not at all bitter) pub Bitter. The palate was full (not unlike Left Hand Pale), the taste clean. Bright and lively when drunk fresh.
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Rerate Solid, session worthy APA, just the right amount of bitterness and sweetness. Nice orange, amber hue, decent head and sprucey aroma. Clean mouthfeel Original 4.1 Excellent - North Coast impresses me again. Clean, fruity aroma. Tart, but not overly hoppy flavor and a thick long lasting head. Finishes strong - looking forward to the IPA next.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a nice drink, but i felt it was seriously lacking some hops as a pale ale. probably the least hoppy pale I have had.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Good malty flavor with understated hops. Smooth and silky on the palate. A good beer but nothing to make it interesting.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 smells like granny smith apples, has a nice light amber color, very apple like flavor and very light on the hops for a pale ale, extremely smooth and refreshing..Good stuff
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dam good ale i like the orangency. reminds me of loony toons.