RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this beer on 1/11/1998. Color is a medium golden brown, head and carbonation are light. Aroma is is a mild malt scent with very little hop fragrance. The taste is a little to sweet and hop flavor and bitterness is not the way it should be for a Pale Ale. It starts off with a sweet malt flavor, goes down smooth and finishes with a mild hop bitterness.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle-A slightly hazy amber with a nice off white head and an aroma of malt and hops. Taste of malt more than hops. Not impressed.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Brewfest, Athens
Amber with a slight chill haze, scant off-white head, slight carmel malt aroma with earthy floral hops, light malt flavor and body, light bitterncss in the finish, boring
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old notes. Very clean maltiness with a touch of dark fruit in the aroma. Creamy, solid medium body with lots of malt and dark fruit. Aroma also contains a graininess from the use of German malts. A plummy earthiness and a dried biscuit flavor also prevails with an underlying caramel/toffee taste. One of their best beers. I always thought of this one as an Alt beer gone crazy than an American pale.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely not what I expected. This one pours a light brown color with a very light creamy head. The aroma is complex and does not smell like a pale and I think this should really be labeled as something else. Flavor is balanced but only slightly, there is a battle going on for flavor dominance in this ale. Creamy and full in the mouthfeel, with a taste that is slightly musty and sweaty sort of like a california common. It is well worth a try though if you can find it. I happened to find this one while driving across Wyoming of all places.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 malty aroma. sun-like brown appearance, translucent. tastes really good, sweet malty with pretty (floral) hops and such. feels good, creamy, full, but a bit dry in the end. overall, very good, but nothing too great. reminded me of a maltier , sweeter anchor steam that seemed to be alot more full. well, that's strange.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden color. Malty aroma. Malts are ever present on the palate and in the aftertaste. Different from an American pale.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an red-tan body with a white head. Some lacing.
Lots of hops in the nose. Some sweetness in the nose too.
Nice balance between the malt and hop. The maltiness is a little more pronounced than the hops even. This beer really works just from the balance.
A bit fizzy on the mouth though.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
orange-red color. sour apple taste. not what i’m used to in an american pale ale. darker color than expected. no lacing noted.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep amber color with a skinny off white head. wooden/paper toasted malt aroma. Thin feel and tastes. Very metallic and "old tasting. Not alot to this one for redemption.