baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 Light amber in color with a thin head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of caramel, icetea, and nutty aromas. Dry flavor with a grapefruit finish. Seems pretty weak to me.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A typical northwest pale ale. Medium malt lots of hop aroma a little less of a hop bite at the end than many of its competitors nothing special here just another exceptional Northwestern U.S. Micro brew
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber iwth off white head.Medium malt flavor with medium hop bitterness. Good body. Rich with good mouthfeel
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewery, looked great and had a decent aroma. Nice and tasty hops and a rather memorable finish. However, I feel that the Porter is by far the best Orchard Street beer, so those of you out there looking for a great one from this brewery try the Porter.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Nice creamy head...'apple-like' hop aroma, Hoppy but completely balanced by the malts, could use a more hoppy finish but besides that its pretty good, nice creaminess also
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
origianl 9/3/2002; Not too impressed, prehaps I got a bad batch. Glowing gold color and a rocky head. A little citrus in the nose and a slightly thin mouthfeel. Very herbal and a bit grassy. A bit green. Rerate; Much better this time around. Malts nicley rounded and more of a hop presence. Lost the grassy edge to a slightly nutty finish.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good color, poor aroma. Sort of a weak pale ale however.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop aroma. Medium amber color. Smells and tastes quite simililar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, however if I had the choice between the two I would always choose SNPA.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unfortunately to me it seems that OSB’s lighter styles of beer just don’t deliver as well. Fruity hop aroma, palate is light, tastes a little watery. Slight flavor of grapefruit. It is okay but it cought be better.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color, small head. Medium malts, medium hops. Full flavor, smooth taste. Good balance. Nice round mouthfeel. A very nice beer. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.