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 (2272) - 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 (1374) - 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.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a light white head. Nose is floral with a definate malty sweetness to it. Flavor doesnt live up to the nose though. Strange biscuity(?) flavor to it. Dont know about this one.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden honey color, very clear, nice bubbles in the glass. nice hoppy, resinous aroma. the flavor is hoppy and something else i cant quite place but i like. easy bitterness in the end. nice pale ale.
beerguy101 (5319) - 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.