jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hazy, light amber/golden. Thin head and lace. Decent nose of caramel and some floral aspects. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation cuts into some evident softness. Palate of caramel, fruity yeastiness, some slight grapefruitiness, somewhat dry, slightly bitter out of balance finish. Hops seemed a bit stale? Not a bad brew by any means but not memorable either.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
wierd nose, peppery with mellow hops and another fragrance i haven’t pinned yet. this wierdness carries through. hard to drink. New rule, if you find it at a Utah state store it must be bad, they don’t stock anything good.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color, but not a see through beer. Nice aroma, goes down smooth. Not something I’d go out of my way for, but a nice beer to drink when it’s around.
Mendonorcal99 (2) - Ukiah, California, USA - OCT 6, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
RED TAIL ALE IS THE BEST BEER!!
I live in Ukiah where the beer is brewed and i drink it every weekend and it never gets old.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to put a qualifier on this. This is one beer that I often see for a decent price at various locations around town, and this is one beer where you definitely receive a good bit of quality for the price, so I never hesitate to pick this up. It’s not the best beer around, but for a price-quality ratio, it is worthy. Sitting down to finally do a review, this has a very small aroma profile, with hints of orange sweet malt and pouring with a light solid amber. The head is kind of weak, yet does a good job of sticking. The beginning rings in with an orange marmalade type taste and finishes with a light hop finish. A good session beer that packs quite a punch.
Discofish (152) - USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold color, small head. Nice sweet malt flavor, mildly hopped. Slight spiciness. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, malt sweetness very evident
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a nice amber color and smells pretty standard for an ale. It has an easy drinking malt flavor and overall not too bad.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty mediocre pale ale with some caramel and hops in the nose. Clear amber color and light carbonation/head. Light in body with caramel malt throughout and a slightly dry finish. Not very memorable.