jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just tried this beer for the first time and I enjoyed it. I would definitely try another six pack. It has a small head, but it sticks around for awhile considering the baldness of it. At first the flavor is really pretty good and striking, but starts to fade at the finish. I love the hoppiness of it. The appearance is average. For an amber ale this is pretty good.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Probably the most average and unremarkable beer I have ever had. Slight caramel maltiness, slight bitter hoppiness, but that’s about it.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color. Light slightly sweet malt up front with a lingering light hop bite finish. Quaffable.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very drinkable beer. Great red color and decent head. Good malty start followed by slightly fruity, citrussy hop flavor. little bite to the hops. very clean finish.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clean tasting ale. Went down quick. I think this ale would pair better with a steak because I had it with spicy food and it was overpowerded by the spicy food.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice honey color. nothing distinctive about this beer, outside of a slight sweetness.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice red. Has a bit of a lacking flavor. But it has it’s moments. Nice head, and a smooth finish.
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red in color, kept a very nice carbonated head throughout the pint, a bit of a dry taste, very smooth bity aftertaste
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops first, then a malty finish. Malty aroma. Nice amber color. Another in-between beer. Not bad at all, but nothing to put it up there as ’special’.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate 07/26/02: Nice amber color, large beige head and lots of lace. Nose is malt, the front is malt sweet, the top is light, the finish has a nice spicy hop bite, dry, acidic. A decent beer, and one I have liked for many years, not great mind you just pleasant to drink, when nothing seems right. Ranks #794 on my master beer list.