Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2000
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
orange colour, nice head, few hop aroma, lack of character
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"a better aroma than their english pale attempt. a little better but still not the one i’d pick off the shelf. for their good stuff, go for the IIPA or the reserve Porter
PorterPounder (5757) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent Pale Ale. Sweet citrusy aroma upon pouring. Smooth finish - doesn’t leave a lingering taste in the mouth like some pales tend to do. Just the right amount of hoppiness.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color, medium head. Medium malty, hoppy ale. Crisp malt flavor, good hop balance. Some subtle fruity overtones. Finish is clean, Aftertaste is delicately bitter. Very nice.
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid west coast pale ale. Orange brew, good label. Citrus gel, west coast hops, sweet and bitter flavors. C02 sting. Some nutty tones when you lick yer moustache. Fast finish on a satisfying light palate.
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice cloudy golden straw color with no head. Slight hop aroma with some grass, floral..... Taste was citrus with floral and a mild hops finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2000
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top rate beer. Very flavorful, hoppy with strong malt nose. The Burton Union system has been revived for a great beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite hoppy...I would classify it as an APA not an English PA, but that’s probably just me. Not balanced enough, has too thin a body. These brewers are clearly craftsmen; this one is just one-dimensional. It’s pretty good.
legion242 (2286) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head- thick, medium retention, no lace.
Aroma- orangey? sweet?
Heavy hop finish but thin in front.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seems like Firestone likes to take on English influnces. Nose shows shortbread beneath a typically Californian citric aroma. Palate is smooth, lightly carbonated. Flavor has a biscuity malt that’s just a little dry and too light but is pleasing anyway. There’s some peppery spice towards the end and a good lemony citrus finish.