Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice looking brew. Dark orange color, with a lasting head. The aroma is dominated by maltiness. The flavor is a nice mix of malt and hops with sufficient body. There is an oak barrel flavor in the finish that is enjoyable. Overall a very nice ale, but just a little too much malt for me.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More like a normal ale - it doesnít seem all that strong at 6% abv. Not bitter and not all that flavorful. Itís apparently their "flagship" beer.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is kinda a dark golden...but boring. Nice aroma and flavor. I canít figure it out, but Iíve noticed this hops flavor before in many different american pale ales. The aroma and flavor is like sour apples. Typical example of the style.
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an interesting ale.
red amber color, hoppy nose,taste is a blend of a sweet caramel start and pungent hop middle with a dry tart finish.
a well made beer worth tasting.
PorterPounder (6292) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Rerate - Clean, doughy aroma, light amber apperance with a solid white head. Has a crisp, citrusy, hoppy flavor that hold up well to the finish. A little better the second time around. Original - 3 - 8/26/02 - Good, bold flavored amber ale. Not too sweet and caramel-flavored. No real aroma to it however.
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 thatís 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.