rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned? Amber bronze, good lasting head and moderate condition with very little yeast apparent in the bottle. Bready aromas with hints of caramel and some assertive American hops. Plenty of hop flavour but with a slight soapiness, and a soft finish with a delicate hop bitterness tickling the tongue. I walked into one of my local stores expecting a shelf full of already rated beers and was surprised to find this along with the IPA. Can we have some more American beers in the UK please.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Donít think mine travelled well.Hazy amber brown,lasting head. Sour hop nose.Bitter flavor with long finish. Lacking in malt?no balance
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good pale ale, although other brews offered (which I forget already) were more adventuresome. Easy brewpub to find even if youíre not local.
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad beer, but they make a few better ones at their brewery. It has a better nose than taste, but itís nose is pretty good.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice session beer. Somewhat of a fruity aroma and flavor makes it pleasant to drink, and the decent hoppiness reminds you that it is indeed beer. Excellent for a family gathering.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium body,somewhat malty, bitter, an average Pale Ale
fraternie (888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something about this beer just isnít right. Bad aftertaste and totally different flavor from what I like in an ale. Nothing compared to the Hex Nut Ale.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color, slightly cloudy. Nice fruity aroma. Mellow flavor, mildly sweet with a little hoppiness. Hint of citrus? Pretty good overall, but somethingís missing here that would make it top notch.... I donít know what. For $5 a 6 pack? Hell yeah!
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 rerate-ya know, this beer is nothing special, but makes a good session ale when at chicago bars with this on tap-this has a very unique finish, something that i cant describe-more english than american PA.
rerate again-i have altered and messed with this rating so many times. all in all, this beer is a pretty decent session ale. the beer pours light amber with a soapy off-white head. toasty/carmel/malty aroma with a touch of citrus and light yeast. the flavors here are pretty good-decent malts, but not much of a hop presence. the beer suffers from a tea-like palate, but i didnt bring the palate score down due to easy drinking abilities.
SlamminScott (40) - USA - NOV 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good pale ale. The first few tastes are quite citrusy, and then it levels off and the beer acquires more of a malty flavor. A very good experience overall! Up there with Sierra Nevada, but I would not go so far as to say it is just as good or better.