Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 A very nice and easy going pale ale. Affordable too. Aroma is decieving; the beer tastes better than it smells. ReRate as Full Sail VSP: Hops and sweet body meld well together, the finish is quite earthy and pleasent.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2002
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good pale ale, however, it doesn’t have the hoppiness that I love. It smells sort of like piss, which is surprising, because it is a pretty good beer. It has a little to much fizziness for me, and is a little light. However, this is a pretty good beer.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good one. Nothing to write home about, but you can buy this and feel good about doing it. And that’s all that matters.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice pale a little strong but not too bad.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amberish appearance with a foam head and emitting a floral hop smelling aroma desired of an APA. This ale’s hop flavor rides the hop wave without crashing. Quite better than the aroma initially indicates, have a finely balance hoppiness. A great tasting pale ale that seems quite close to an ipa.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good pale ale overall. A basic pale ale flavor with a more watery aftertaste than expected. Great color and head.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first experience with anything from Full Sail, and all I can do now is wonder if everything else is as good as this one. The initial aroma is that of grapefruit, bitter even to the smell, but a good bitter, much like that of the real fruit. Intended or not, the fruity smell and taste were there, big time. Quite light in color and taste as I expected, with a bitter and slightly hoppy finish that really suited this beer. One of my absolute favorites in this style.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 good pale ale, but the amber is better. Very easy to drink and a very subtle hop finish. Full sail is my fav beer company!!!!
ReRate-bottle-9 an excellent pale ale-strong piney hops going on with a good malt backbone-very well done and this will be a staple here for me in New Mexico.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’d heard great things about this brewery and my first impressions were very appealing. Bright golden amber look with striking clarity, very much in the mould of the trend towards EXTRA pale ales. Strong caramel almost toffeish notes hide behind a fragrant hoppy nose with a nose tingling peppery spice. Pretty lifht on the palate and less carboantion than I expected, the tatse starts out well with a slightly toasted caramel malt. Howver the flavor turned a little sour mid-palate, and although the beer abides by the brewers promise of ’a crisp dry finish’ it’s not particularly bitter while a honey lemon aftertaste just comes through a little too sweet and sticky. A decent beer for sure, but not the top rate brew I was expecting.
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like Pale beer, but I think FullSail’s Amber, ESB and IPA are better, but for this beer isn’t bad.