GiddyBoy (117) - 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 (3418) - 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.