bigbish (533) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful oragne color with a nice balance between hops and malt. Would recommend to anyone.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: very little head, orange/amber color, clear. Aroma is slightly malty with a bit of sweetness. Flavor is a good balance between hops and malt for the better part, with a healthy bitterness making an appearance at the end. Overall a good brew.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange color, filled with speckles of yeast. Citrusy hop aroma, fruity and plenty of sweet malt. Very bitter body but the hops are rounded off beautifully by a firm sweet maltiness. Finishes long and balanced. This is a clinic on what pale ales should be.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice powerful cascade aroma greets you with this beer. The flavor is an excellent balance of malt and hops with caramel and maybe some munich notes. Finishes nice and crisp. One of my favorite Ohio brews.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer... haven’t had a pale ale in awhile, so this was a nice change of pace. Citrusy, flowery aroma and flavor, nice hop presence, nice dry finish. Good stuff
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright reddish-amber; big cascade nose; light pale maltiness, well-balanced citrus - wood, pale and amber malts. Very nicely balanced. Dry, pithy, citrusy finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A lovely pour, full of of foam and fury, nice big stable head, very fruity/flowery on the nose, full and strong (orangey), great balance. Top-notch, worth the long wait.
boto (1853) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fairly good amount of hop bite here. Not over the top, though. A very good effort.
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really fresh tasting pale. Superb session ale that has a nice citrusy hops burst and nice underlying malt presence. This would make a great six pack to take to the next neighborhood barbeque.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Clear orange, nice head. Great hop flavor but not overdone. Excellent.