Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, I did not guess East Kent and Fuggles in this, at all. When too cold, this was too aggressive. The aroma was mild (slightly like parmesan cheese), but the first sip provides a zippy maltiness that makes you expect balance. Yet, that is a flash in the pan and after a split second a metallic zing of bitterness hits around a metallic, vegetal, grassy flavor. Then the maltiness disappears entirely for a long slog through the hops. As it warms, the long finish takes on a different character, more pronouced in its sweetness and more pleasant in its bite. I definitely see the "tea" references, but it is still distinguished from its English cousins (in which tea-flavors are common) by its more lively hopping. This ended up as an "o.k." beer in my books after a really rough start.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear copper color with thin white head. Aroma is biscuity malt, grassy hops, and wet pavement. Tatses of light malty caramel and toasted bread with an earthy accent. Dry and crisp.
jsquire (3437) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Penny copper color out of the bottle with quickly dissappearing white head. Apple fruity nose. Lightly fruity malts with apple and peach with a nice hop finish. A little watery, but very pleasant and I could keep this around as an everyday beer.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with an off-white head. Malty nose (caramel and chocolate malt). Very crisply carbonated up front; dryish and flavorful in the finish. Light beer with big, rounded malt flavors -- sweet, lightly toasted, toffee flavors. Earthy hops with a slight fruitiness. Good beer.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Ashland, OR. An interesting copper/red/amber color with nice light brown head. Hops and malts dominate the aroma as well as the flavor. Very good balance wtih no bad tastes of any kind. Smooth on the palate. A very nice pale ale.
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with beige head. Earthy malt nose. Light malt profile throughout. Smooth and clean, but bland, more of a transition beer
BillKismet (3335) - 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.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a brownish orange body with no head. The aroma is something like tomato and cabbage soup. The flavor is a odd "spicy"/"earthy" hop. The palate is middle of the road.
Terminus (3231) - 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
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber color. Aromas of caramel malts, a touch of fruit, and spicy hops. Flavors of crisp hops with a sweet malt taste. Nice finish.