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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A light-bodied, aromatic, Irish-style specialty ale. Double-hopped with PAcific Northwest Cascade hops for the flavor and smoothness of a traditional ale without bitterness of heaviness.


1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2003
(bottle) I had a Henry Weinhard's Pale Ale. Since no other Pale Ale is listed under Henry Weinhard, I'm guessing this is the same. Anyways, this is a slight step up from the Budweisers of the world, but not by much. I'll give it a nice rating for aroma though.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6259) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, metallic. Plenty of DMS and an unclean flavor, letting you know this has been micturated upon by an evil giant.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Not too bad for a macro brew. Nice head that hung around longer than some, but dissappeared in a short time. Adquate Carbonation. Aroma wasn't bad, color was nice and had at least some taste. I wouldn't seek this out, but it's not bad at all; good thirst quencher. Got this from a beer trading buddy at work, so I don't know if it's worth the price or not. If it's cheap; I'd say it is worth a try at least.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Very clear and pale yellow ... headless. Corny nose. Thin and watery texture. Malts were reminiscent of wet bread with honey and a little DMS on top. Ripe apple notes were nice, albeit subdued. No head, but rather carbonated mouthfeel ... a little chewy, too. Finish was dry and relatively lifeless. A few seconds later, in the aftertaste, some bitterness (with a hint of toast) surfaced. Not quite enough to balance things out, though. Yawn.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
I did not like it the first time I tried it, but after the 2nd and 3rd time it is not bad stuff and it is cheap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmydoug (32) - Operation Joint Forge, USA - JAN 6, 2003
OK, I"m a goober because I like it! It is one of the very best cheap beers out there. We keep a 12 pack in the fridge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deftrager99 (7) - Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
pretty good stuff but the private reserve is better and its cheap so eh whatever

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2002
not bad was a little skeptical at first but it wasnt bad for a cheaper beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2217) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Sweet malt aroma. Dark gold with thin, fine bubble head. Nice flavor, but not nearly hoppy enough for a Pale. Nevertheless, makes for an exceedingly good session beer. As a stand alone, a little thin, but for volume, at least keeps your taste buds interested.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Medium gold color, small head. A medium bodied ale. Advertised as a “traditional Irish” ale. Malty and slightly hoppy. Smooth taste, perhaps a bit too carbonated? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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