TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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.
BrotherBeer (13) - Colfax, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, tiny head, yeasty smell, acid aftertaste. This would be better as a summer ale, drinking it ice cold.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark tan color; head was exciting at first and then faded to a wisp; inviting bready nose; very smoth with the hops- only the barest hint of a bite on the tongue. Very English in style to me. A nice session beer, I could have many of these in a sitting.