TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 A grand ol pale ale. Very chewy, unpasteurized. Grapefruit, citrus. Great toasted malt finish. Heavily hopped, grassy, and pungently bitter. One of the betters APAs.
dougieD99 (4) - ashtabula, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2001 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
gonzimodo99 (26) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pale ale. Not overpowering, just filled with flavor. Good to the last drop!
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first time that I tried this pale ale was a few years ago (didnít even know what a pale ale was). I had no idea what to expect. I tasted the bitterness and thought, íWhat Is This?í (I had expected something like the usual Miller/Bud/Michelob taste. Now, a few years later, I can fully appreciate this great blend of bitter hops, lemony citrus flavor, and slight malty taste. This stuff is good! And the head is great too! (some batches r better than others though)
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent pale ale. My favorite of this style, which most of the time i really dont care for. Hops are just about perfect for my liking.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really good pale ale. It is one of the better ones iíve had. Solid body and a strong taste, this ones a winner.
Chubbard99 (1) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2001 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderfully hopped pale ale with a nice touch of malt in the finish to create the perfect ending.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 21, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great American pale Ale. slightly cloudy apearance(perhaps because it is unpasteurised). nice hoppy aroma. the first taste is very sharp floral hops, as you drink more it mellows but is still nice and bitter. some fruit-like aftertaste(perhaps green apples). One of the best regional breweries . enjoy
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel malt flavours balance wonderfully with the hops. Brilliant.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 This is definitely one of the better pale ales in the US, although I probably still slightly prefer Sierra Nevada to this one. I didnít find the hops as powerful and the flavor is much different...more diverse malt profile, with both creamy caramel and a distinctive piney citrus profile that lingers with a subtle hop note.