billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 12 oz. Cloudy orange/amber w some dark flakes. Very small head that fell quick, min lace. Aroma is iced tea & malt w a touch of oak & grapefruit w some hops. Flavor is lt/med roasted MALTY w moderate hops & bitterness. A bit sweet, a tad thin on the mouthfeel but into the med bodied range. Lightly smoked oak flavor. Nice balance between creamy malt & hop flavor and bitterness. Odd iced tea nose is noticed every time I take a dip.... Interesting.
skaughty (627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh and young floral aroma, with parts oranges and hops (almost like many of the Avery beers). Flavor is clean and all citrus. Finish is thoroughly quenching. Quaffable by the gallon.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flat yellow color with a head that is foamy at first but quickly breaks up. Smells hoppy and a little skunky like a pilsner. Don’t plan on buying Firestone’s pale ale again but will try out the other beers they make.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like every other APA oout ont he market right now, this one does not stand out from the crowd in anyway at all. The aroma is full of hops, but mostly has an overperfumed taste. The flavor has a kind of newspaper taste to it, kind of a burnt paper malt taste, with some astringent hop flavors thrown in as well. Very, very dry.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a yellow color with a hint of amber. Crisp, floral, hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor, little bit of sweetness. Pretty tasty up front but not much of a finish.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good decent pale ale, drink this time to time, golden hue, w/small head. good crispy hoppy taste, wasn’t disappointed...drinkable.
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bitter taste to this beer, light head, golden color, pretty decent Pale Ale, I would buy this again.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Pours a light lyellow/amber with a small white head. Aromas of light hops and malt. Very wel balanced, yet nothing overly impressive.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium yellow, very sweet nose of centenial, bubble-gum nose, very fresh hop grittyness, but with a thin body. Chewing hop pellets is what this is like... light body and fresh overall.
SpringsLicker (2942) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This produced an average sized head topping a light amber beer. Nice aroma of cookie dough and orange. Starts with a light malt flavor that ends with a mild bitterness and dry finish. Good APA.