drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a strongly hopped aroma that is harldy captured in the flavor - although every ounce of yeast in the nose came through just fine, along with a whopping honey malt flavor. This is a wonderfully complex pale, rather interesting contrast to all of the NW pales around here.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with beige head. Light but rich in flavor. Aroma is unremarkable but the flavor is smooth and appealing with a slight touch of honey. Very satisfying drink.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Beautiful amber pale ale color. Smells malty with a delicious Engish hop presence. Incredibly smooth drinking, well balanced ale. Kind of like a lighter version of their ESB(still their best bitter). Would be an excellent session brew. Wish I could find it in a six pack. Buying single pints gets ridiculous. If iI could drink it from the cask, I would drain that mutha.(Please save my stool, I'll be back.)
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden/amber big frothy head good lacing on glass. Hoppy w some citrus mostly hops tho. Bitter with hops but a strange kind of (cherry?) maybe taste? Kind of metalic. Overall, average but that strange taste just kept rubbing me wrong.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells like toast. nice frothy head. very thin on the palate. tastes like toasted bread crumbs, malt, nutty hop flavors with a bit of a dry alcohol finish. tis ok. very smooth. i just wish the flavors were more pronounced and it was a bit less flat.
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled: light bitter and slightly malty aroma. clear golden color with a short-lived fizzy head. first taste hits you with a strong bitterness but that quickly fades into an overall malty mildness. medium body, and pretty smooth. it's good, but i prefer their ESB.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Bottle says Outstanding Pale Ale. You know what? Its pretty good. Smooth and tasty this is a very good beer. Style is Bitter? Bottle says Pale Ale. Tastes like a Pale Ale. Looks like a Pale Ale. I think this is in the wrong category. Nice head out of bottle some lacing. This is good stuff underrated in my opinion. Deep Amber color. What can I say? I think its great. Not particularly bitter either. Try one you'll see what I mean.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with small, disappating white head. Bready malt aroma. Nice malt flavor without too much sweetness. A balanced hop finish with a lingering aftertaste. Very good flavor. A little weak in the mouthfeel, but overall a great beer.
jutuahol (189) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, sparkling, nice beige head, some lace. Sweet, caramel-like malt, flowery nose. Medium body, bit sweet. Moderate bitter, caramel-like malt, bit dry, notes of peanuts. Bitter, dry, malty and long finish.
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice example of the style. Very "bread-y" flavor, not much head. Milder flavor than I expected with malt flavor more evident than the hops, but over all a good session beer. I would drink again, although I've come to the conclusion that I prefer their ESB.