microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was malty and moderately hoppy. I really don’t enjoy pale ales...but for a pale ale it was not bad.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
horrible beer. rates right around sierra nevada with the bottom of the micro barrel.
Ernest (5905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, flowers), with a light note of peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic, lightly sweet. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Pink glowing from frosty brown...sugar-cookie malty nose...head sat laced in the middle of the glass and formed a new 'ink-blot' picture with each sip...Bitter start with spurts of grapefruit rinds...the spurts turn to full blown grapefruit goodness in the finish
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i hope it tastes better in hawaii because in san diego it didnt taste too good. it was not very well balanced, the hops were too dry for me. lots of citrus, normally i like that but it just didnt work in this beer for me.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good brew but I would much rather have a sierra nevada pale ale. anyway I will give this brew a: B-
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 Has a nice amber color and a fruity smell. Taste is malted, but a bit soapy. Overall it is not very good to me...
Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with little head, but maintains an invitingly beautiful copper color. The initial aroma hints of its citrusy hoppiness. Although pretty it has a light texture, the taste is wonderfully tart. Excellent.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. An orange-yellow color with no head. A dry, citrus, mildly hopped, and malty falvor.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 7/7/02 Crisp, clean taste with a touch of citrus in the aftertaste. A quite drinkable pale ale.
2/13/08 12 oz bottle from MCAS Miramar Marine Mart:: Golden amber color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet amd malty. Flavor starts caramel sweet followed by some tangy hop bitterness and a light dry finish. Medium body is crisp wiht lively carbonation.