haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep copper color with a good foamy head. When I read edden's comment, I did taste some tea in it. Some malt in the taste too. Wish it had just a tad more hops. But a very nice taste. Good beer.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tea and malt aromas. light brown-tan-red body with some lacing. tea and hops for taste. pretty well balanced.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear dark copper colored body. A thin white to tan head. Some lacing.
Smells malty with a hint of hops. There is also a pleasent fruity character in the aroma too. Almost a mild malt aroma.
Fruity, hoppy flavor with only a hint of malt. Nice and mild. A bit hoppier than I would have expected. Nice lingering flavor. Malty sweetness does start to shine through more as the flavor lingers in the mouth.
Smooth and full mouth feel.
Good session beer.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head, and very thin lacing. Aroma of caramel and malt. A bit on the carbonated side. Pretty average.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium head and beatiful color. The color is in between a brown ale and a pale ale. Slightly malty un taste with a delightful caramel finish. The fact that this beer was brewed in oak barrels is traslated into the aroma. I'd recomend it.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2003 Smells not like an EPA to me but I guess I still have a few thigs to learn?Pours out a wonderess amber,3/4 inch head>Lace was intense.This beer didn't hit me right at first(too reminiscent of a wild goose amber)All in all tonight this beer is significantly better than the previous mentioned product.Has a great balance between malt and subtle hop (bite)on the tougue.Honestly would have rather got a 12 pack of wild goose for 1.50 more(8.39 a 6!) but glad I tried this one to see how much better an AMBER beer could get in a subtle way.Nice dry finish w/ actual teases of oak if ya don't smoke.You do have to concentrate on woodiness to get it if you ask me.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker than your typical pale ale. Aroma of a multi grain bread. Malts dominate the taste, although there is still a good hop presence, especially in the finish. Nice, medium-bodied beer from a brewer we don't see too much of on the east coast.
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange Copper, with a beige head. Hardly any aroma. Caramel and toffee, and maybe a little alcohol heat. Has a sandy, dusty finish.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish brown color w/ a medium foamy head, nicely balanced between hoppiness & sweetness, this is a very enjoyable, drinkable beer. If this is a good example of an English Pale Ale, I'll have a few more.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-red color, decent foam. Nose is sweet malt with spicy hop hints. Balanced on the sweet side, with some toasty caramel and citrus, finishing with a slight hop bitter. Overall a drinkable brew that seems true to the EPA style.