BillKismet (3823) - 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 (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
piney aroma. pale orange with a bubbly head disapearing quickly. Nicely balanced, easy to drink. very mild hop flavor with a pleasant finish. Overall a delicous beer without much complexity or stand out taste. Very drinkable
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A real treat, a little more bitter than most pales, but still a great beer.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first sniff, it has a good sharp smell to it and the beer itself is bitter, even for a pale ale.
joet (2534) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great presentation -- a dense snow white mousse over a bright gold. Light fruit and pine/herbal nose, yes reminescent of grapefruit. Acidic and sharp on the tongue that complements the citric element. What’s unique about this one is that you get alot of hop goodness at the *start* of the taste with a dry, clean and easy finish.