SDalkoholic (2146) - 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 (2492) - 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 (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Pineapple juice, melon, bubble gum, peach syrup... man the hop odor is all sorts of unpleasant. It’s sweet too, seems under-attenuated, goopy and syrupy for under 5%. I think they mail it in with this one.
SpringsLicker (3152) - 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.
Hangover (1059) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color, with no lasting head. Very fresh and hoppy aroma with a nice whiff of oranges. More orange in the taste, as well as a few floral notes. Active carbonation on the tongue, with some maltiness towards the finish, along with the advertised vanilla, albeit barely discernable. Fantastic finish. Very clean, very nice. I would actually recommend seeking this out if you are a fan of pale ales... probably one fo the best session beers I have yet to drink. Incredibly quaffable.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good APA. Light amber color and almost no head. It has a good hop presence and quite a bit of malt sweetness as well. Somewhat boring palate/mouthfeel and the sweetness may be a bit much. Smooth and pretty well rounded. Extremely drinkable and better than I anticipated.