kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thick head with a ton of lace through the glass. Hops are evident but restrained. I don’t quite get the citrus that other raters got. Sharp on the tongue for a nice palete.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish gold in color, very carbonated head. Medium-bodied and medium hops. Flavor seems a little shallow and does not linger for long. In fairness, my sample was nine months old at the time. Not one of the better pale ales available from U.S. microbreweries. UPDATE: I had a fresh sample and what a difference. My original rating was five, but I’ve upgraded to a 16. Good flavor, lots of hops, probably Cascades. Delicious. What a difference a fresher sample makes!!
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 Nice citrusy notes with some pine and good doseage of toasted maltiness to balance. Decent.
inthebuff99 (11) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very complex Pale Ale. Has the right amount of bitterness and has very interesting aftertastes with hints of this and that. Liked this one! The Brewery is cool too.
Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot-colored with white, frothy head and steadfast lace patterns. Nice aroma. Crisp, assertive, sharp, a little hoppy, and bursting with bitterness (which I liked). I also enjoyed how the bitterness lingered, enjoyably on the back of the tongue. Fruity-tartness, reminiscent of grapefruit, adds a little tang. Nice beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Adequate beer, weak in the hops and malts and a little on the watery side? Still good for the non-beer drinkers.