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 (2228) - 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.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color. Light honey, strong lavander nose. Lavander and pine palate. Flavor reminds me of flowers of PNW forests? A fair, light rendition of a lavendar pale.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice taste. I really enjoyed this one not too hoppy but yet bitter enough to balance the malt. good
sallyclub99 (54) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very nice pale ale
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well made Pale ale - Lots of up-front fruity hop nose. Good malt and bitter balnace. Just a good all-round Pale-Ale - very indicative of the PNW pale ale style