KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked the aroma--but was so light it was hardly detectable...Color a clear orange-gold with a light lacey head. Tastes of peaches and light tangy hops, but in very light measure. These elements are more prominent in the fine finish, which tickles the back of the palate. Body is adequate for a pale. Overall, I like the ingredients, but the flavors are too watery to supply total satisfaction...just not quite enough ’stuff’ here.
GiddyBoy (120) - USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good quality beer. I prefer the Amber, but this is really good for a pale.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 Flowery aroma. Light golden color. Mild sweet malt flavor with a slight hint of grassy hop bitteness. Mild and mellow, but tasty.
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a very nice beer, goes down smoothly without a bad after tast. The smell does not represent the tast of the beer.
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 (3605) - 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.