johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful hoppy smell seduces you as you open the bottle.Lovely, lingering hoppy flavours tantalise your taste buds.To my mind a great beer not only has flavour and a great apperance -it is also unique and easily identified.This beer has all those attributes.
MaBeer1972 (1243) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, even though there's some dispute whether all the Paul Revere stuff was made-up, this beer certainly is REAL for ME! Smells really nice, looks on the pale side, but the taste is right there! Not TOO hoppy to be sticky. A great drinking brew!
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells great! Sweet honey and NW hops. Straw colored, high carbonation. Tastes very sharp and hoppy, great bitterness. I wonder what the IBU count on this is like? A very nice APA.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold colour, and a big frothy head. very nice sweet aroma and yeast. Great hoppy flavour, some fruit citrus too.
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2003 Reminds my of anchor steam, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. As far as I'm concerned, Anchor Brewing Co. can't come out with a bad beer. Malty nose, slight citrus notes. You can taste the hops in this beer but it isn't out of control. Nice subtle hoppy finish. This is an awesome session ale.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Nice thick head which lasts for a while. Excellent carbonation. Wonderful aroma dominated by hops with a light citrus/apricot overtone. Second time around a slight aroma of cat pee in there also but somehow does not really detract form the aroma. Slightly herbal also. Color is a somewhat thin golden orange. Flavor is zesty with plenty of hops to go around. Again somewhat herbal. Finish is crisp and bitter with a nice bitter aftertaste. A very good pale ale that will be enjoyed by a wide range of people. Another quality product from Anchor Brewing.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 The grandfather of the highly Cascade hopped American Pale ale style. A classic American beer with zesty citrus, malt and hop bitterness and great aroma hops (especially if you like Cascades). Some of the newer APAs have surpassed the hop levels, but this is the pioneer and, although it is not the leader it once was, is still a very well crafted and delicious beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Mildly carbonated, clear dull-orange body and a cottony, dusty white head. Floral aroma of honeysuckle, tropical fruit, biscuity malt, and a note of butternut. Understated, but nice hoppy flavor. Bitter finish is clean and pleasing. A well-rounded, elegant and satisfying ale. A classic and always a good choice for casual BYOB.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden amber , with a big creamy, somewhat frothy head, that created a nice lacing throughout. I like the bitterness of this, nicely balanced, hoppy and fruit flavored.
I would drink it again.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a medium sized white creamy head with fine-small sized bubbles that was long lasting.The body was cloudy and there was no carbonation observed.The lacing was very good on the sides of my glass.The nose was hoppy and also fruity. The mouthfeel was bitter and smooth.The flavor of this beer was bitter from start to finish.