goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour - thick creamy white head atop a hazy golden brew. Aroma is malty, with a hint of flowery hops in the back. Flavor starts sweet, malty, small fruitiness, follows with a good mild hop ending which brings it all together.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color, perhaps a shade or two darker than most micro pales. This had and an admirable initial balance between the hop bitterness and malts, but in the end the hops came out on top. Not bad.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium Brown color, medium head. A medium bodied pale ale. Slightly roasted malts, slightly nutty with a touch of chocolate. Nice hop bitterness. Good balance, nice mix of flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. After taste is fairly bitter. A little hoppy for a an American Pale Ale, but a nice beer.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit darker then expected of a pale. Malt sweetness in the nose, with a malt and raisen mouthfeel. Mellow hop bitterness and a fairly chewy consistancy. Nice flavorful version of a european pale ale. Was a bit sharp even being from a cask.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewed in California for Boston Beer Works?????? This was acidic at first, the hops was present but didn’t seem fresh or quenching. The nice malt that was more prevailant saved this from being poured into the sink.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More like a brown ale than a pale ale. Typical American ale. Nothing special, but not bad either. This would have been awesome in 1985.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice hopping for being a malt oriented ale.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark ruby red, the head is generous and biege, the lace decent. The nose is malt with hints of caramel. Front is malt sweet, the top is light, the finish has a nice hop bite, somewhat acidic and dry, a decent drinking beer. Ranks #782 on my master beer list.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head with a dark, reddish-brown body. Earthy-hoppy nose with a bit of maple syrup smell as well. Has a tree-bark and coffee flavor to it. Slightly spicy. Very interesting flavor and color for a pale ale.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy, bitter pale ale. Nice after a Red Sox game (even though they suck, go Yanks)