Braudog (5465) - 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 (2522) - 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.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/19/02- On tap, Pelican Lounge, Honolulu HI, A clear amber color with a foamy head that clings to the sides of the glass like growth rings on a tree. Mild sweet malty aroma, well balanced. Initially sweet, nutty w/ wood and fruit tones. A crisp hoppy finish. Nicely carbonated, good mouthfeel. Quite tasty but still a touch behind the left coast offerings.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer - a touch over ’average’. Had this on tap. Deep golden honey color. Medium strength sweet malty nose. Decent flavors of sweet malt on the palate and dry bitter hops on the finish. Not very complex, but still a very decent a solid beer.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity nose with traces of hops. Orange-amber color and tight bubbles that make a nice head. Roasted malt and a slight orange taste. Ends nice and bitter with a good hop taste (Cascades?). Full bodied, but a little unbalanced. I enjoyed this - good brew (see my rating for Kona Longboard Lager).
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chlorofine, fruity and hoppy aroma. Nice amber. Flavor malty but unfortunately little bit watery. Very bitter aftertaste. It is just an ok beer.
joet (2043) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full of Cascade goodness with some welcome roasted molasses hues to the malt. Great with our Laker-viewing food of grilled vegetables and burgers.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Suprisingly good APA, because I’ve noticed that warmer climates usually result in lamer beer ( I call it the ’Foster’s Rule’). Nice hop bite, very drinkable.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rerate: Pretty definitive of an American pale ale. Good balance of caramel malts and citric hops. Recommendable