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) - Medford, 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.
jezmez68 (401) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2008 Compared to the best pale ale in existance, Bass, this one is a good impression.
Aubrey (3452) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Golden hue with a slight haze. Malts were slightly bready, with a small pinch of yeasty bread dough. Hops were citrusy (mostly grapefruit). Not overtly charismatic, but easily quaffable, making a nice session beer. Kind of refreshing, too.
tybee199 (13) - USA - OCT 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great workhorse beer, my choice for a session brew whenever I’m out and about in the Kansas City area. Nice aroma, flavor on the bitter side though slightly lacking in malt balance, and perhaps a bit thin in mouthfeel, but when I need throw back a few I’ll never turn this one down. Like a Stratocaster or a Buick -- nothing fancy, but it does what it does very well. Kudos to the folks on Southwest Boulevard, K.C
PhillyBeer2112 (2544) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hoppy - somewhat citric. Medium body - fairly lacking in malt balance, but not overly bitter. Nice abundance of hop flavor. A good drinking pale ale.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent Pale Ale. Nice Kick for the taste buds.
bishop99 (11) - USA - SEP 14, 2001
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
a rather mediocre pale ale. Not that I even usually like pale ales...
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 I had this on tap at Classic Sports in Hot Springs, AR. I had a great time and the beer was good too. A fine example of the style. Not quite as good as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but still good.