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)
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly red and bitter for a pale ale. Lingering hoppy finish, but starts out nice and sweet.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I agree with others, kinda bitter for a pale. Nice light palate. Overall not bad beer.
Davhgbrew (731) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp and refreshing with a dry bitter aftertaste. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get this, but nontheless very drinkable brew.