ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange from the bottle. The big white head is dense, tight, and creamy with stellar lacing. The light nose is citrus, spruce, flowers, and earth. The hoppy flavor is pleasing and balanced with a nice long finish. The meduim dry body has lively carbonation and a very clean feel to the finish. Very well done.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting pale ale. It had tons of flavor, a bit nutty at times. Mouch more flavorful than any plae ale i have had. Almost a bit heavy for a pale. Itís tough to drink more than 2 or 3.
TChrome (1423) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ale. Good head that
stays throughout the experience.
Nice color. Dominant hop flavor that
goes down nicely. Buy again.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not finding anything special here - nice flower of hops, but that is simply expected. Maybe a touch tame.
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice bitter flavor..not as fruity as some others....good beer..but not great
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 (2250) - 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 donít 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 Iíve upgraded to a 16. Good flavor, lots of hops, probably Cascades. Delicious. What a difference a fresher sample makes!!
TAR (2517) - 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.