Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured remarkably clear amber with a luscious creamy white head. A biscuity/malty aroma that was just plain yummy. Way up front malty flavor that was well rounded and followed by just the right bitter finish, without much hop flavor. The yeast lends quite a bit of flavor, quite similar to a newcastle, and a good bit of those buttery diacetyl notes. Pour me another one. Gott-damn, pour me another five!
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned at The Queen Mary, Poole. Pale amber beer with healthy head. Badged for pub, Light fragrant pale with rounded malt and hop notes. Sweet finish with delicate flavour.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well made and true to type Enlish Pale ale. Too many times this is confused with others like SNPA, it's not
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It surprises me that this beer does not have a higher average score. I found it to be very smooth, satisfyingly complex in flavor, with a sweet balance to the hops that may for an enjoyable drink. Now if only it could hold a head!
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 Pours an amber color with a small head tht dissipates quickly. The odor is sweet and not very strong. Flavor is a bit weak and the finish slightly bitter. Not much hops here. I'm a little disappointed
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a copper color with a nice head that left ample lacing on the glass. Not much in the way of aroma, maybe a little caramel/malt aroma. The first sip has this real cloying sweetness which was kind of surprising and not real pleasant. Subsequent tastes however weren't as sweet. I would have liked a little more hops in this pale ale. Overall it was good, but it was too expensive ($10.99 + tax per six pack).
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay all around, but nothing overly special. Color was a bit better than a typical PA, and the hops provided a good crisp finish that lingers.
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured beautifully ... orange/copper with solid head. There's a real sweet aroma that perplexed me ... the flavor ... extremely sweet and caramel-based, with a bitter edge. This is different than you might expect in the US, but quite good.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Bottled. Golden with a little head. Sweet honey'd aroma. Doesn't taste like it smells though. It wasn't sweet but instead had a dirty bitter finish. Only just.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good, somewhat bitter, the bottle is identical to the London Pride but says 'pale ale' small towards the bottom.