Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maineís original craft brew, right here. I suppose its flavor reflects the time in which it was created, the mid 1980s. This is a flavorful brew that does not depart drastically from what people were used to at the time - the malt and hops flavor is subdued while still solidly present. I like it alright, but its not a favorite.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a light yellow color and not much of a smell. Taste lightly malted and finishes with slight bitterness. Overall this is not a bad beer, but nothing special.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bad bottle - I hope. Metallic, stale floral hop flavor. Finished sour. Not enjoyable.
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber hue. Yeast and light citrus aromas. Clinging whitish head. Light bodied, light malts first, crisp quenching faint hopped finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep Golden color with amber undertones and a medium thick head. the aroma is slightly sour and bitter with a nutty hop aroma lingering beneath. the flavor is slightly sweet and hoppy with a dry bitter hoppy finish.
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and sharp, yet very easy to drink and enjoyable. Great with food or by itself.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent english style pale ale. Smooth, easy to drink with just the right hop presence. Great beer with bbq.
jsquire (3695) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pale copper color out of the bottle with a nice white head that left good lace. The aroma made me think of buttered burnt toast. I tasted the "slightly sour finish" but didnít really understand it. It was well balanced, but there was just something about this beer I didnít get. Iím going to have to try it again.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with the slightest chill haze. Small, foamy white head. Light carbonation. Aroma of citrus, Ringwood yeast and mild hints of spicy German hops. Mellow, oily and rich. Hoppy aftertaste with notes of citrus and florally spicy hops. Medium body. Solid balance of pale malts. Dry. Deft interplay of gentle yeasty fruitiness. Finishes fuller with more of an herbal/citrus mix. Very nice, although I question the freshness of this sample.