supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. Nice caramel aromas fill the glass. A nice crisp hop to it as well. There's some fruit flavor I get, but I still can't put my finger on it. Very well done!
beerguy101 (5338) - 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
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.
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really love this beer, it’s great from the tap and good from the bottle. Beautiful brown, smooth and very well balanced in regards to taste. Nice head from the bottle.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pours is wondrous copper with a fluffy head and lots of lacing. Caramel aroma with a bit of floral hops. Crisp hop flavor with a dollop of caramel malt sweetness. Nothing is overpowering, it's a nice light pale ale. Thanks to ecrvich!
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. BEAUTIFUL, deep copper pour (a Pale? Looks (and tastes) as Amber as they come to me!). Moderate, foamy, pale white/tan head, EXCELLENT activity! Instant rush of hops to the nose, pause and let it settle. Lacing all around, activity that won’t quit. Strong, bitter attack that continues over the middle, finishes strong, and lingers. Thin, sharp body, that doesn’t offend; a glamour model here for sure! Lace and activity that DOES NOT QUIT to the bottom of the glass. Quite hoppy for sure, but not offensively so. MIGHT BE a near perfect balance here, I’ll rerate later.
hopscotch (10077) - 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.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Nice malty taste with just enough hops. ood!
TAR (2518) - 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.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, 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.