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The Pale Ale boasts a fragrant aroma and assertive, crisp bitterness. This ale has a deep golden color and slightly sweet malt finish, which nicely balances its hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Dark golden color, quickly-fading head. Mild carbonation. Smooth flavor, fairly hoppy, but a somewhat unpleasant, sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Nice orange tint to the golden colour, sour fruity smell. Good pale ale taste with some distinctive fruity notes. Some hops go towards the aftertaste, but an all-arond decent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 This pale has been upgraded since my last rating. I heard that they were hopping this brew up, and it delivers. Nicely hopped and well balanced. A good effort and one worth seeking out in and around the area. This is an average beer at best. Little in the way of maltiness and a sharpness without good hop flavor. The nut brown and flower power are much better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Very nice hoppy American pale. Golden pour is nice to look at. Good companion to spicy foods. Malt was there, but in the background as a pale ale should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Nice orange color; Frothy white head. Nice crispness on the tongue, with pleasent citrus notes. Hops created a slight burn on the tongue.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jayb0 (1005) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2002
bottled - all the pieces are there but didn’t gel quite right for me. nice head and color but aroma and flavor have a hop bitterness without the spice and floral chracteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2002
aroma of canned peaches. Sweet citrus taste with a mild hop finish, good, but Ive had much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 This beer is strange. its got that meaty german kraus appeal like venom said,that i dont like. shouldnt be in a APA. tries too hard and just comes out unbalanced. What hops are they using??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 2, 2002
First time I tried it, there was an instantanious metallic flavor that I hated. That was two years ago. I was in Ithaca and a bar tender at the Chapter house ( If you are ever in Ithaca stop there, it’s a great bar. 40 beers on tap and all dank!) told me that they had completely changed there equipment. So I tried it again and wasn’t impressed but it certainly had lost the metallic taste. Slightly hoppy, slightly malty,... slightly good.

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