hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Aroma is malty, fruity and just slightly pungent. I like it. Clear, amber color with a small, fully diminishing white head. Great, synergetic combination of flavors to thrill the tastebuds. Good n malty, but hopped for perfect balance. Slightly acidic and a tad earthy. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes crisp, clean and dry... just a hint of sourness. Really good beer.
dts2599 (21) - USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
orangy colour, thin head. lots of hops and lots of fruity, citrusy sweetness make this a very nicely balanced ipa. pleasing bitter finish.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber pour produces a white frothy head. Definitely can pick out the cascades and citrus, not as hopped as I prefer. Slightly bitter finish.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A glowing golden/orange color and a nose of peach and banana take part in making this an excellent ale. Very crisp, clean, hoppy, but not over-the-top. Perfect for this hot, mid-september Ohio night.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden-orange in color. As their description says: this brew is heavily hopped, but it is NOT overly hopped like some pales these days. Nice amount of malt balances this brew a bit. Finishes with a crisp hoppy kick. I always go for this brew around the 4th for obvious reasons.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 This one pours a cloudy orangish color with a medium sized lingering white head. It has a very attractive floral aroma of hops that is not over-whelming like some IPA's. The flavor is perfectly balanced between the malts and the hops. The malty sweetness is in the front, with a nice bitter, hoppy finish with still more malty sweetness in the background. The best from anchor and one of my all time favorite beers. Since the ruination of my palate, this one makes a fantastic session beer.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not being a big fan of Pales, I still have to say this one is good. Hoppy and clean tasting. Dry and crisp enough to not leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Appearance is light-orange with a slight head. If I want a Pale, I’ll buy this one.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very smooth easy drinking ale. Good session beer.
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 Rerate This may become my standby when there is nothing new to try - always satisfies. Nothing much to add, still attractive, smells nice, great balance of hops and malt. Also makes a good breakthrough beer for neo beer geeks Original 4.2 Really enjoyed this one. Citrusy aroma upon pouring - thick, cloudy appearance throughout. Good, tart flavor that perked up my taste buds after being drowned by Moosehead all day. I will be sure to purchase again. Stong finish as well.