mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight above average beer.
Medium amber in color.
Aroma of yeast (bread), citrus, some hops.
Head: Extremely fine-bubbled,thick, lacy, receding, low-to-medium effervescence. Ends flocculent, with some floating yeast in the glass.
Thin, flattish mouthfeel, citric hoppy bite (not extreme or unpleasant).
Appropriate level of bitterness. Very little overt malt flavor. This is the beer's cardinal sin, IMO.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in golden hazy, nice hoppy flavor. Nice malty aroma which balances the hops just right.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Don't let the faint hop nose fool you. They aren' indicative of the flavor. Lot more hops in the taste then in the nose, balanced with the right amount of malt.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium golden color with a white laced head. Floral hop and malt aroma with a hint of citrus. A smooth, light, and a little sweet.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent beer. didn’t care for the finish but defintely a good beer to start a night with.
ElGaucho (2211) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint hop aroma. Thin, orange body with off-white head that is mostly lasting and creamy in appearance. Nice lace. Very light hops; an afront in that respect to the true American Pale Ale style. Moderate malt and floral notes that are annoying because they are not accompanied by enough bitterness. Overall too malty and below average for an American Pale Ale.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice bready aroma with just a hint of hops bitterness. The flavor was a little bland...some breadiness, a little hops bitterness, but quite watery. This is a fine Pale Ale...not great...and, so far, my least favorite from this brewery.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked the yesty-bread aroma, along with the chewy mouthfeel. Pretty well-balanced, although it is a little bit sour as the cascades mix in toward the finish. But still, bartender, I’ll have another!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Cascades (?) really kick you in the ass with this brew. These guys eased up on the aroma hops, it would seem, but dumped in lots of bittering hops. Oh well. Can’t have it all. A nice effort.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
delicate piney hop nose, glowing amber color. good bitterness.