Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this one pretty much disgusted me, it was like drinking a bottle of perfume that looks like budweiser, whatever award this beer won they must’ve bribed the judges
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
im not a big fan of pale ales but this one i can handle. it didnt have an over powering hop flavor and the finish wasnt as bitter as i was exspecting slight after taste
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A hazy amber color with a diminishing white head. A cool floral and slightly sweet hop aroma. More bitter and malty than hop fueled. A good balance - easy to drink.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange Gold color, medium head. Floral hop nose. Malty, slightly sweet, nice hop balance. Full taste. Good flavor. Full taste. A medium bodied pale ale. Mouthfeel is full. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer
ElGaucho (2140) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, hoppy aroma. Thick, fine bubble head with an attractive, mahogany color. Light to medium hop flavor, but with no bite. Medium to heavy malt. A smooth, pleasing beer, but not enough bite from either the alcohol nor the hops. A slightly above average Pale.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Floral/earthy aroma with a tad of fruit. Suddely sweet with a lingering bitter finish. A bold pale.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden/amber in color. Aroma is fruit and floral hops. Palate is light, crisp. Pleasant bitterness on the palate. Pretty darn tasty.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light in color, medium in body. surprisingly bitter for a pale - almost IPA like. little bit of malt flavor. not bad - but fails to excite me.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden-red color with a thin quickly disappearing head. Smells relatively malty for a pale. Mmmmmm...nice blend of hops and the malt. Very refreshing with a really nice hoppy bitterness. Decent finish but lacks a bit in aftertaste - doesn’t really sit on the palate long before it kind of mutates into a very different taste. I think this is pretty damn good, just nothing to write home about.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer has a visually appealing red-tinted amber body, but with a head that is a bit too bountiful. Pleasant floral hop aroma present, however; the body is merely a steep dose of biting bitterness with a slight sour note. The bitterness eventually paints the palate mettalic in mouthfeel. While this may be a great find for a true bitter beer lover, there is not much going on as a far as taste complexity.