beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color, large head. Hoppy aroma. A smooth and hoppy pale ale. Full flavor, full smooth mouthfeel. Nice floral hoppyness. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very clear honey-golden color with a large creamy head that stays with you to the end and leaves a lovely lace on the glass. Sweet and biting hop notes to the nose that makes it smell like a potential hop-monster; though, it really isn’t. Fairly mellow and well balanced up front with some pepperyness toward the middle. Toward the end there is a ton of hop bitterness. The beer seems a bit light and watery in the mouth.
PorterPounder (5446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean, citrusy aroma. Full bodied tart pale ale with a smooth finish. Very enjoyable.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy and toasty aroma. White head, not very big but it lasts, golden colored. Hoppy flavor, a little thin, then some fruitiness in the finish. I drank some Red Seal right before this, so it feels a little thin on my palate. Overall an enjoyable beer, but not as good as their IPA or their double IPA.
hopscotch (9038) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks.
This hazy, golden ale smells great... very spicey and a bit acrid. The beer is perfectly balanced and is extremely fizzy & dry in the mouth. WAY CARBONATED. A great summer beer.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours good and clear and has a nice amber color with a frothy head that smells like raisons and pears. The taste is pretty light and balanced with a small hoppy floral finish. If you like Pale Ale, this is a nice one.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I must have got a bad batch of this stuff, it was pretty horrible. But i would be willing to try it again.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Incredible head that began as soon as the cap was removed, and didn’t stop. The head is a root-beer-head color and the aroma is an interesting mild, sweet/sharp. The color is that of unfiltered honey. The flavor is interesting, but finishes really antiseptic -- like Pine Sol. It has a a very interesting quality, but overall really doesn’t do it for me.
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer jumped out of the bottle -- took me 15 minutes to pour it because of the foaminess. At the end, though, I had a nice looking cloudy, light amber beer. The aroma is pine anitseptic -- can anyone say Pine Sol (thanks Kathy for pointing that out)? But assuming one can get past that, the flavor is much more solid -- the pine hoppiness is strong, but is balanced well with the malts. A very schizophrenic beer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the best APA I have had outside of SN. The cascade hops came out in the aroma and in the taste. It sort of reminded me of a RedHook IPA. What saved it from becoming a RedHook IPA was the notes of malt which jumped out in the end to balance this bad boy out. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Great gateway pale ale.