vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a amber color a malt smell. Taste is of malt and finishes with slight bitterness, but is a little watery for my taste. Overall it was pretty good, but a bit watery.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little darker than I expected from a pale ale. Nice ruddy color, decent head. Aroma of flowery hops but not like a big IPA. Taste is slightly fruity with a balance of hops. Kind of reminded me a a lighter, more bitter Fuller Vintage. And that says alot!
Frank (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a dark bar it appears a nice amber brown. Mostly diminishing head. Fruity, citrusy aroma. Light bodied. A touch of hops in the finish. Light on flavor but well-balanced and refreshing.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Truly an authentic English PA. Wow, those Maris Otter have that unmistakeable tang, even for a lowbrow palate like mine. I completely love that stuff. Same as in Swale’s Indian Summer Pale Ale, I believe. Yum. Hopped just right. In my opinion, with a beer like this it’s not...sweetish malt component plus (piney/citrus/fruity/earthy) hop component, the entire deal is unified. Delicious.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper to bronze color with a thick, creamy head that eventually dissipated. Beautiful. Nice blend of earthy and citric hops in the nose with the earthy Fuggles dominating slightly. Bready malts also evident in the nose. Nice, thick, bready malt flavors balance earthy hop tones very well. Quite chunky for an APA. Finish is pretty clean, with only a mild hop bitterness balancing the malts. I enjoyed this beer greatly.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. My first Brooklyn and I can only hope that this is just the beginning. Nice head, mellow flavor, and a fairly smooth finish. Only complaint is that it may be too smooth on the flavor.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Everything was pretty much average for the most part with this beer. it is very drinkable with a nice malt start and a clean crisp finish. It could use a little bit more hop in the finish, but is still something that any beer drinker could enjoy.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper colored with a generous head. Slightly hoppy aroma, but little hop flavor in the body. The finish is dry and crisp, but the complexity of the body is lacking. It’s tough to compete with some of the more hoppy pale ales on the market.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color with little head or lace. Sweet fruity malt aroma with a hint of hops. Slightly sweet malty flavor with a sweet hoppy finish. the palate is medium bodied yet smooth with a dry finish.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20