hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is lightly malty with notes of caramel and hay.
Sparkling clear copper hue. Small, fizzy, khaki-colored head. Quickly and fully diminishing. No lacing.
The flavor is a little on the thin side, but this is it’s only weakness. It’s malty with a small blast of caramel up front. Well-balanced with another full blast of caramel and butter on the backside.
Light-bodied with a buttery/silky mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Long, dry finish with another blast of caramel, butter and hay at the wee end. Very good beer. Pleasantly surprised.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty dark orange color, small head, and just the right amount of carbonation. The aroma is very malty with some earthy tones. The flavor was very malty, almost no hops bitterness to speak of, and a nice earthy, rich soil aftertaste. Crisp and clean, this is a well made beer.
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber to brown color. Malts and earth flavor with a hint of fruit. Not a lot of kick, but a mellow and easy to drink beer.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funky aroma. Very light in flavor which makes it very drinkable but I don’t think I would order this out at any bar.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper brew is clean and refreshing. I don’t want to sound like a macro beer ad though and want to add that it may be a little too light. It has a grainy flavor with low hoppiness that lends itself to being a good session beer that you will see you through a few rounds of asshole.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty standard stuff, nice balanced biting hops, a definite newfound session beer
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine hue of amber here from good ol’ Full Sail; one of the prettier pints you’re likely to see this side of Fuller’s London Pride. The beer itself is less stellar, but certainly a quaffable pint - boy does this go down easy. Certainly accomplishes the tast of the English Pale Ale - the ability to be chugged thoughtlessly for hours on end. A good starter ale.
deftrager99 (7) - Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good out of tap. bottle is just eh ok.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Draught: Red glow, creamily hoppy in cherry ways..remember those cherry cream lollipops with the creamy swirl...
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt, malt and malt is all i have to say about this one-its pretty good, something different from full sail than their usually hoppy products