HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a murky copper hue with good head and lacing. Nice "Stiff upper lip." bitterness with a soft herbal flavor. Earthy notes with a nice maltiness at the finish. Very smooth and balanced. Good EPA.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. A bit hazy, bright orange. Ahh, the English pale...for some reason this style has always been a bit difficult for me to rate. Very crisp and a bit effervescent in spite of the thin head. Hoppiness in the beginning, mostly for flavor over bitterness. Some mint, subtle hints of peach/nectarine, as well as a bit of citrus. Malts come out in the end.