OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange color, with a floral nose. Wonderful balance to this delicious brew. An excellent session beer
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of mild citrus and floral hops. It tastes just like it smells.Average good american pale ale.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Bells stouts are definitely their forte'. This pale is all right but I have certainly had better. Pours an orangey/yellow color with a thin and foamy white head. Floral, citrus and hoppy aroma, with a decent crisp finish.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a bright golden color with a super creamy head and a bunch of lace. This beer looks great if you remember that it is bottle conditioned. The aroma is fruity and piney. The flavor has a real hop show to it and finishes slowly. The palate feels right for an APA. This one is OK.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale is a good description of this beer. I got a little bit of grape in the aroma, but it faded quickly. The taste was way too bitter for me.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At best quite unenjoyable. Very hazy light gold. Nose has banana but smells medicinal, a bit off. Taste is bitter and slightly tart, but finishes harsh and off-bitter. Perhaps I got a bad one, but this simply wasn't good.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: Very musky yellow looking. Something about this beer seemed very "off." Hard to describe, but not hard to taste.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden yellow with a good sized beige head that lasted. Flowery malty aroma. Hoppy and malty flavour. Nice mild bitters and slight citrus and tang. Creamy palate quite decent and enjoyable.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellow/golden with littel chucks of what I assume are yeasties. Not very attractive in such a lite colored beer. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of aroma going on, almost smells like a commerical macro.
Body is good though with a nice tingy mouthfeel. Slightly hoppy flavor, some spice and hints of citrus. I expected a little more boldness.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden hue with large fluffy head and good lace. Fruity (apple, orange, and banana) aroma with a hint of biscuit, twangy yeast, and wheatfield. Sharp bitter taste with a coating of mild malt and twang. Somewhat short on the finish but not fully clean either, some spice detected. The body is a bit heavier than many pale. Fizzy with a metallic feel. Overall, a better than average pale ale, very quaffable and I liked the character.