jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful clear amber with an off white head. Aroma is malty and lightly floral. Taste is of caramel malt, butterscotch, citrus and toastiness with a nice touch of hop bitterness. Can use more malty sweetness IMO. Mouthfeel is full and round. Lively carbonation. Overall, not bad by any means but kind of boring.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
A nice looking pale ale. But its lacks a good hop falvor and is a little watery. More like an american standard.
drkilmer (35) - Myersville, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. A golden amber beer with a small but persistent head. Aroma was nice with elements of citrus but very little grain. I was disappointed in the taste. Too light and crips. A nice beer to quaff while eating a hamburger, but not a standout Pale Ale.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber out of the bottle with a foamy egg-shell white head. Light, malty aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Citrus rind hop presence. Seems a little light in body and watery, but the basic flavors are all there.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2006 Having tried the Raspberry, McHenry and Gold ale from Clipper City I grabbed the Pale Ale with a definite note of trepidation. But as I rather like pale ales in general I thought that here at least was an opportunity for redemption for the brewery. It came again in a 12 oz brown bottle. It poured a nice dark golden color with a medium sized tan head. Ok so far, but now for the nose. The aroma was by no means overwhelming, but it did contain a reasonably strong scent of grapefruit. Hmmm, ok this should be my type of pale. The flavor revealed a light, flowery grapefruit element that gave some justice to my hopes. There was a hint of malt balance, but really this beer is for the hophead, or should I say the person who will eventually be a hop head. A good intro IPA for those not yet corrupted to the cult of the hops, but for those of us who have sold our souls to the liquid glory that is alcoholic grapefruit juice, this beer can do nothing but make one long for a beer with a "Real" hop dominance. But still, I can not complain. This is a decent if slightly mild pale ale and as such does redeem the brewery some in my eyes.
Parrothead (287) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Long-lasting head, beautiful caramel color. Just enough hops in the nose, to let you know this is a real American pale ale. Goes down smooth, without biting your head off like some over-hopped pale ales. My favorite in this style, I only wish it was available locally on tap.
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish gold with a fizzy head that laced very thinly. Nothing notable about the aroma. Crisp and refreshing flavor with just the slightest hint of hop bitterness. Not nearly hoppy enough for my taste, but it beats a macro any day of the week. A good session beer on a hot summer day, perhaps?
hopscotch (8393) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, amber/deep golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head.
The nose is of honey, citrus fruit peels and juniper. Well-balanced flavor... malty, but perfectly hopped. Notes of caramel and English toffee. Lengthy, astringent finish.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and hoppy pale ale. I like how this brewery uses the hops (especially fresh). Coppery pour with nice floral notes, clover. Decent malt and nice crisp hop finish. A good beer.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized offwhite head, good hang time. Clear amber color. Slight, malt, fruity nose. Medium body. Good malt flavor, crystal malt sweetness with a light bitterness. finish is dry. Good intro APA.