Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice amber. Has a lovely coloring, and a medium size head to it. Nice lace on the glass as well. Not as hoppy as other ambers, which makes for a different taste, though not really what I'm looking for in an amber.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice amber/copper color with thick head and average lacing. Body was thicker than it appeared. Malts were sweet but also bready, followed by a sharper hop and a slightly metallic ending.
OldGrowth (2595) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 From the bottle. Good nose. Copper color. Balanced hops and malts. Always a favorite. Even better at the brew pub.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice crisp and clean, a definite Summer beverage, nice hops and a good finish.Better than expected
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth in the mouth. Rough, sour finish. Not something I would have again.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great beer; nice pour and body, medium head. Made the Charleston Pale look frail when tasted side by side. A little too bitter for an ale - to the point that it almost compromises the flavor. Very citrusy - close to Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve. At the end of the day, this is a good beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light copper color with a light head. Aroma of citric hops. Malty and a bit acidic. Quite citric. A typical APA.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice pale, beautiful copper color, wonder ful hop aroma with hints of pine and citrus, flavor of grapefruit,citrus, and a hint of a pine needles. nice balance hop finish, a very pleasing and refreshing pale.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red colored ale with nice hop bouquet and finish. One of the better pale ales out there.
BeerAngel (2) - north-east, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2002 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear copper color with a large 3-finger off-white head. The smell is a mild pungent citrusy hop. The taste includes the same plus a mild caramel background. It is a light to medium bodied brew and finishes just slightly dry. The flavor is not real complex yet it is very likeable. Perhaps a great session beer with character.
I enjoyed it. Cheers!