KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/11/02: Had this as White Cap on tap...The light, tangy/malty aroma and rich amber hue crowned by a creamy crest picqued my interest in this brew immediately. The first sip, however, contained hops...I think...(the flavor came and disappeared faster than a snake-oil salesman)...the malt didn’t live up to its aromatic promise either, but did provide some nice body...the lemony tang raced along the sides of the mouth, settling in the back reaches. The only trace of hops was in the medium-dry finish, again accompanied by that citrusy tang. This is a refreshing offering, but fell short of the critical threshold of flavor required to make this a top-flight pale...it has interesting qualities, but is ultimately a near-miss. Re-Rate 8/10/02: Perhaps I got a fresher keg today...Flavors seemed better-balanced this time around--hops still subtle but contributed balance to fruity body, which was again quite full for a ’summer’ brew. Finish also had nicer balance of hop-dryness and fruit-tang...’Summer’ brews not my favorite style, but this is better than most...Glad I gave this stuff a second chance.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fine session ale, but I might have prefered a bit more complexity.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
foamy head, decent carbonation, amber color, malty nose and fruity flavor
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The tast is excellent, it goes dowm smoother with a sweet little taste. But the smell is lacking a bit.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The smell and appearance are a little below average, but the taste more than makes up for it. Smooth, sweet, and just a little kick.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Amber bodied with a pearl cap, this celebratory ale does not impress with its slight malt aroma. However, this is an easy to drink beer with a smooth malt flavor. A solid amber, albeit one that does not distinguish itself from the ruck.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was surprised by how good this was. I really liked the sweet taste and the smoothness. I also celebrate thier 15 years of brewing, by drinking this clutch beer!
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Curious, while drinking I noticed a strong coriander-like spiciness and rating it would have guessed that this was an amber take on the belgian wit style. Regardless a tasty brew. Nice malt flavor and texture, with a crisp yeasty character that make this quite enjoyable.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful looking amber beer, mine had a nice head that lasted for a few minutes, a malty nose but a fairly mild flavor. Highly drinkable, even in quantity
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This defines the color of ’amber.’ Very effervescent. Nose is malty, toasty, and fruity. Kind of reminds me of Sea Dog IPA. Flavors include raspberries, fruit punch?, slightly hop bitter and a soild malt foundation alongside the dry finish. This is about as good as an EPA can get. This beer is commemorative of Full Sail’s 15th Anniv. I know if I were celebrating my 15th anniv. I wouldn’t brew an Englsih pale ale. I guess that’s what you get when you have an employee owned brewery. No complaints there though.