drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2003 This is very good in terms of malt presence. I happen to be a malt fanatic so this settled well with me, but the bitter side of this beer is not as appealing. The bitterness has an initial flavor that is rather good - flowery and hoppy - but this kind of turns into an unappealing metalic zing that sits on the back of your tongue. I remember the first bottle I drank being better than the one I am currently drinking, but final impressions are lasting impressions.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty but pretty much non-descript aroma. Very English pale ale in looks and taste. Some mellow tropical fruitiness. Seems to castrate a little in the finish leaving the throat dry and wanting.
knickerbocker (13) - USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one of those few ales that come very close to tasteing like lager. For a lager it would have a high sustain, but Ale? not much. I would stick with there IPa or Amber.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate 10/19/02: Pours a clear deep amber to brown color, the head decent, the lace adequate, both evaporate way to fast for my liking. Nose malt, hints of caramel, sweet. Front is sweet, the top flimsy, the finish judiciously hopped, liberally acidic, conservatively dry, and a passable beer, but nothing to get excited about. Ranks #922 on my current 1000 beer master list.
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted White in the bottle and ripcurl in on the tap. Both were another good beer from Full Sail. Nice Amber color, with just enough hops to make it happen.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkish amber; earthy malt & hop aroma; sweetish, light chocolate & foresty hops.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a lot of flavor to it, a full spectrum of bitterness. It cost less for a 12 of this than it did for natty light, so it kinda have to wonder why it was so damn good.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted in bottle as White Cap. Tasted on tap as Rip Curl. Tap version a little maltier.
Medium copper color, medium head. Medium malts and spicy hoppy. Full flavor with a very smooth taste. Good balance of malts and hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and malty sweet
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty aroma, nice head. Good presence of barley. Slightly watery in the finish. Mild hop character. A smooth brew, enjoyable.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper color. Fairly bitter. Harsh underlying ale. Fizzy.