Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy notes, and initial flavor. Overwhelms a lot of the malt flavor, which seems unusual in a beer with a caramel hue.
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I could not get any head to speak of when poured. This beer's appearance is a somewhat off orange color with a very hoppy aroma, which carries over into the taste, like many pale ales. Kind of watered down thin palate, I wasn't too pleased with this one.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange coper color with light small head. Nice citrus aroma and flavor with a little hop character. has a little tingle from carbonation to the finish.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 04 06 04... Poured a copper color with no head and some lace. Caramelized hop aroma. Althought I noticed a watery esssence even though there was nice balance between caramel malt and hop bitterness. Served from a bottle in the lounge of my hotel, first Chicago beer!
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good social beer. It is light crisp and tasty. But best of all about this beer was light on the carbonation. I will get this one again.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is drinkible but I am not a huge fan of pale ale beers. While I can tell this is crafted from a mircro by it quality, it is not exceptional flavor wise. At least this pale did not make my mouth pucker, but too many hops overall. Got to give it credit though for it is a cut above your macro.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper with a foamy beige head. Some sweetness and fruit to the nose. Pleasant toffee taste that is very drinkable.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma. Fluffy head upon a coper/golden color. Tiny bubbles and little lacing. Shockingly interesting flavor, slightly yeasty/stale bread flavor with a fruity twang and minor bitterness. Interesting and drinkable but not outstanding.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 I really liked this one. Golden orange colour with little head. Hoppy fruity (orange) aroma. The flavour is also orangey and very smooth a typical pale ale taste. Very pleasant and moreish. It appears this is right up some peopleís street but not others. Iím a fan though. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.6
temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 Not bad. Tastes similar to Sam Adams. Some more hop flavor though. Smooth and drinkable.