hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling clear, dark golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Ink-blot lacing. Overripe apple and banana in the nose. Lesser notes of lemon rind, bubble gum and very light cinnamon. Tasty, but a bit thin and a little on the bitter side... pleasantly so. Also, some malty caramel and hoppy grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, dry finish.
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer with balance. Good initial malt followed by better hoppy finish. Matched well with the Pub’s food. But then again its all about the beer.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden amber clear with thin head. Light hops aroma, somewhat malty. Taste is fruity and hoppy, not overly bitter. Decent finish and after, though rather watery.
zach8270 (3777) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - Church Brew Works - Lawrenceville, PA] Poured a light and clear orange color with a thin white head and little carbonation throughout. Light aroma, mainly sweet malts with a tiny touch of hops underneath. Light and balanced malt and hop flavor with a stronger hop finish than a balanced finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewery. I like Pale ales so this one intrigued me. It poured a light orange color with a small tan head. Rather pretty actually. The aroma was really faint but did have some hops to it. The flavor was sharp, hoppy and bitter. The hops linger on the aftertaste. Really not much balance for an English style pale. The hops while definitely there were not a great flavor. Pretty disappointing. However I have tried this one on cask condition as well and it is far far better that way.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Original: 6/6/04. A golden bronze with a good head. There’s very low hopping and a slightly watery finish. It improved as it warmed as a nice fruitiness came out. 5, 4, 6, 2, 11
Rerate: 2/26/13. Bottled version. Picked up at RBWG. Crystal clear amber. Nice glow. Nice orange fruity hops. Clean, solid pale malt. Definite improvement.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was bizarre. Don’t go in expecting a pale ale and you’ll be okay. The palate was slightly creamy, the aroma had strong orange notes with a bit of wood. The taste was malts and oranges, finish was fruity. I would take oranges over grapefruits any day. I dunno what exactly this was trying to be, but for me it ended up orangey. And orangey is alright by me.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On cask: Pours a golden straw. Very little dry hop aroma. This is made to offend noone and it offends me. Very oxidized. An inexcusable sin for a brewpub to let their cask sit too long. This was really weak on all fronts.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, light touch of hops throughout, lacing on the glass. Has a light bitterness that lingers. Good session ale.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A medium amber colored beer, it is not as pale as many pale ales. Served with virtually no head. The aroma was hard to discern. The taste was overly bitter from the start, with an unpleasant finsh. A little malt made itself known on the taste, but the overall flavor was bitterness, and not the good type you get with an IPA.