beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark yellow with a amber-brownish tone in its color, finger high head of off-white creamy froth, faded fast, leaves some stringy lace. Smell is mostly sweet caramel malts with a small hint of floral hops and honey sweetness. Taste is a near perfect reflection of the smell with lots of sweet lightly sugary caramel malts with a touch of soft floral hops and honey. Damn good and scrumptious, but where's the hops if this is a pale? This is a nearly all malt pleasure. Feel is medium body, buttery smooth, very small twinge located near the finish. Super drinkable, I already crave another, but as a pale/bitter, if that is indeed its intent, it needs more hops and bitterness, but man, its still very yummy. Session material for sure.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
i read some of the number on the other reviews. And Iím shocked - This beer is an excellent example of an english pale ale. Itís smooth and sweet - and malty not overly hoppy. If you like seirraís pale ale youíll HATE this.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very enjoyable, cholcolate, roasted flavor. nice dark color. it doesnt seem to measure up to sierra nevada, but it is still a great beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a cloudy amber with a small, dense, white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is of fresh pine and sweet caramel-- maybe some berries. On the palate, itís smooth, fizzy, and medium-light. Itís well bittered. The tart tenor malt and fruity yeast blend well with the bitterness. Itís a bit heavy to be a session ale.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very fruity, similar to sierra nevadaís product. lots of fruit flavor in the finish...apricot or peach, i couldnt tell. good beer
williamherbert (1167) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a clear and bright orange. Lots of carbonation. Unstable puffy head. Clear but doesnít appear watery.
Nice smell of a slightly pale pub ale. Sweet bready malt with a hint of paleness. Mild, slightly sweet hop. Very mild and balanced.
Taste is an understated pale malt with pleasant mild hops. Quite good. Not bitter at all. The pale malt is a tad chlorine-ish, but also flowery. Pretty good metallic aftertaste.
Itís thicker than expected. Dry on the tongue. Dances a bit. Champagne feel to some degree. Overall itís a nicely balanced pale ale. Not too bitter, not too pale. Pretty darn good.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked. Big head, fruity maltiness in nose and flavor. I didnít think that this was like most pales, it didnít have the standard cascade hoppiness that Iím growing weary of. Hints of chocolate with some very slight mintiness in the finish. Not too bad, but it could have been labeled as a íred aleí and but for the color, I wouldnít have known the difference.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty and nice. It seems the guys at Rockies Brewing like to make an underhopped, heavily malted brew. Which is exactly the type I like to drink most of the time. Very nice.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a sort of fruity/grainy/cereal aroma with mild caramel accents. The body is a bright copper color and the head is fluffy, white as the other white meat and fairly lasting. Fore is low key with a steeped hop/malt feel to it, but with a concentrated melange of caramel malt, fruit compote and lightly citric hops. Sort of a carbonated summer fruit salad, but quite tasty really and fun to drink. This isnít a style I drink much of, but to me itís better than most English Pale Ales from England as it is estery without being clying or syrupy and it has some hop balance. I should have tried this a long time ago. No one element is that amazing, but the combined effect is pretty damn pleasing.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with gold edges and nice quarter inch head. The aroma has a very inviting malty character of roasted malts and toffee along with some citrus and floral hops. The taste is no surprise since it is much like the nose with initial spice hops, citrus hops and carbonation bite that becomes increasingly more floral. Midway the mild roasty malts and toffee malts well up and ride into the after taste with a building malt sweetness. Excellent Pale