mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very drinkable beer. There was nothing outstanding about it, but it went down really easy with a sweet finish and the desire to take another drink. This would make a great session beer as the description states. From reading the other reviews, it’s hard to believe we were drinking the same beer, but I would buy this again as a session beer.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
dull, dull and dull. light and inconsequential, disturbing fluoro yellow tinge, dishwashing detergent aroma and flavour
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Based on the other beers from North Coast I expected more from this APA. Watery, little carbonation or aroma. If they were going for a session beer maybe it should of been an English Pale Ale and not an APA.
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 (2353) - 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 (3051) - 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, it’s 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