Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm not a big pale ale kid of guy. This is a good one though. I'll probably never have it again, but I'd imagine if you like pale ales, you'll like this tasty one.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is large and frothy dissolving to a rim of lace. Colour is golden and cloudy. Nose is floral and citrus hops with a buttery and sugary malt character. Flavour is buttery and citrus with good bitterness and dry finish.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 One of the best pale ale out there. Yellowish orange, slightly cloudy. Aroma is a tamed down(hops any way) version of Two Hearted, more malt less hops, lemony, slightly piney, balance well with malt, hops I think are a variety but Centennial sticks out with me. Balanced finish. Great Beer.
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The wise elderly man at the beer store said "son, you can't go wrong with any Bells Beer." He was right on the money. This beer is a nice cloudy, blonde with a thin head. It is hoppy and spicy and flowerey (if that's a word). But it all boils down to the fact that you can't go wrong with a Bells Beer.
Ernest (6258) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty
(cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers, lemon), with
a note of butter/diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic,
lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately
bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Hey, now this
I like...beautiful malt nose, with attractive gentle hops (EKG? Fuggles? Styrians?), and excellent flavor balance.
steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 UPDATE 2/3/05: tiny flakes float in a hazy yellow blonde body with golden highlight. slightly airy white head forms nicely when this beer is poured vigorously. random spots of lace are left behind, and a nice frothy white ring around the glass eventually remains. cremey and sweet at first, then almost immediately a nearly prickly and spicy punch arrives, only to leave a dry aftertaste so you have to lift up the glass and sip some more. primarily banana, grapefruit or pine, vanilla pastry, and floral. nice, and quite good.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy bright golden yellow with a thick frothy white head. Floral/fruity aroma with notes of citrus, honey and light toasted bread. Light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing. This would make a great session beer. Light flavor of honey, citrus, and bread with hints of pepper and pine. Very good.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light looking,almost yellow. Excellent creamy head,leaves lots of lace. Aroma is malty(pale malt),and lots of hops(perfumey,spicy). Spritzy,medium bodied. Quite creamy. Great malty flavors-lots of pale malt,bread. Spicy hops in the finish with biscuit. Very drinkable,and quite tasty.
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark yellow, with a thin white head. There is sediment of some sort present throughout the body of the beer. There is a sweet floral, almost sugary aroma to this brew. The taste is rather mellow, and well balanced for this type of beer. The carbonation is just right, though the body is rather watery. The taste could definitely be described as a sweet bitter floral. The aftertaste is pleasant, albeit slightly bitter.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, hazy yellow with sudsy white head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma. Mild flavor with some floral tones. Nothing special.