DrnkMcDermott (2856) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Bottled. Another 3-4 year old bottle from a friend's stash that ages nicely. In fact, it still reads "Ruedrich's Red Ale," whatever that means. Pours a rusty red color with some sediment swirled in. Caramelly taste, a bit tart like a hint of cherry. Hops grab attention a bit further down; they are mellowed but still Pale Ale spicy, and impart a touch of cider. A decent, slightly strong beer that keeps well with care.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark,full bodied ale,with thick head,hints of carmel and somewhat hoppy, a typically good california ale! try it and see for yourself!
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with nice tan head. Strong hop aroma. Nice malt sweetness with a strong bitter(grapefruit) finish. Nice body and mouthfeel. Very good APA.
egajdzis (5459) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an orange amber color with a light white head and nice lacing. Citrus hop aroma of grapefruits. Smooth crisp taste included flavors of citrus, slight grapefruit and a sweet bubblegum aftertaste.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber copper color, small but lasting head with decent lace. Aroma is hoppy in the APA vein. So far so good. Taste is very nice. Very balanced flavor between the hops and malt--that is what I look for in an APA and IPA. A sweet, dry and slightly bitter finish. Not quite at the top of the heap, but a fine APA
Braudog (5939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This isn't really red, but rather orange-copper. It's lightly hopped and smoothly bittered. Surprisingly good!
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good, yes, but a bit soapy. decent kick though. not the best pale ale i've ever had, but no at all bad.
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark amber color. Average head with OK lacing. This beer is well balanced but I prefer a little more kick (hops) at the end.
raymow (902) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish-orange color. Decent malty, slightly hoppy aroma and flavor. Pretty good beer. I'd drink it again.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Pours a beautiful clear red amber color with a moderately sustaining head. The aroma and flavor are both well balanced. Overall, no complaints and when I rate about 300 other beers, I will buy this again...