lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light and pungeant. Small hop bitter and bite coupled with a smooth finish. Decent but not spectacular. A good pale ale entry beer for the Budweiser crowd.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy APA, served on tap with minimal head. Hops dominate aroma and taste, fruity without being sweet. OK anber color and somewhat high carbonation. Clean finish. Nice, very drinkable.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not as hoppy as it might be, with nothing much special about it. Decent, but would spend my money elsewhere.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slighty hazed dark amber color with a fairly small head. Citric hops aroma with only a touch of malt. A medium body. Cascade dominates with undertones of caramel malt. A very typical american pale.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty damn good brew. Especially since I don’t really dig pale ale’s. Very hoppy and tasted a little citrus in it. Re Rate: Not nearly hoppy enough for my tastes now. A decent pale overall but there are so many more better ones out there
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible flavor for a pale ale. Full of personality and great with meals.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For anyone who thinks THIS beer was too hoppy (and there were a few), this AIN’T all that hoppy. It’s got a nice slight touch of sourness and mild hoppiness that’s relatively low for an APA. A little light on the malt, which is surely why it got penalized in the ratings, but I like its drinkability, though it’s not particularly representative of the APA style. It’s sort of a ’light APA’.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Golden in color, small white head that leaves quickly, light malty aroma, clean balanced malt hop flavor, watery and thin mouthfeel, really light, crisp clean finish, all in all a decent english pale ale.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber to brown in color with a slight tan head that willingly stays with the beer throughout. Sligh brown sugar aroma with a faint whiff of hops. Flaavors of chocolate, caramel and roasted coffee. The start is quite flavorful and the finish nicely bitter. The yeast pour creates a fuller body, denser head and slightly bready aroma.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - APR 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I found it too hoppy/bitter. Tastes exactly like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to me, another overrated overly hoppy pale ale.
Appearance & aroma wise it was good, it is quality, but I think hops and alcohol flavor are far too dominant.