Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly cloudy brown color,small head short lasting.Light malt aroma with a citrus,hop and maybe even a slight spicy note as well in the aroma.The taste was sweet malt upfront then a nice change to a bitter hop taste,slightly caramely also with a nice smooth after taste of hops and malty caramel with a slight sweet side.This is a fantastic brew and well worth getting if you can find it.
PorterPounder (5871) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Sharps Roasters by the Seattle Airport. Has a light copper appearance with an off-white creamy head. Pleasant faint floral aroma with a touch of citrus. Does not bolw you over with hoppines - very subtle and mellow. Good solid APA - goes down extremly smooth.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a nice deep brownish amber/copper with a creamy tannish head about two fingers high and evenly left webby lace rings as it settled and as it was sipped.
Smell is faint of a citrusy peach like hop and has sweetish overall aroma.
Taste is awesome, its super complex and very well rounded and full. The hop is a subtle citrusy hop thats peachy/orange with a bit of herbal quality and is slightly bitter sweet and has a good caramel malt thats not really a candied sweet but more of a sweet peat-like earthyness to it that resides in the middle and lending to a sweet tingly bitterness in the finish that holds nicely on the way down and the aftertaste is minimal and smooth. Which I think is outstanding! I tend to dislike really overly bitter or piney tasting beers, ecspecially in the finish. This is one heck of a decent brew. The bitterness is more easily handled then most bitter styled ales.
The rich full body and slightly creamy feel is spectacular that just sits nicely and is super yummy to drink. Again, one heck of a decent brew.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am surprised that this was not made into an ipa. This has a very nice hoppy presence, medium bodied, with a really fruity, doughy, after dinner flavor to it. Nicely balanced, and full of flavor, I wish I could try it on draft.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an excellent pale ale. It has a very rich and hoppy flavor with good body that is nice on the palate.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
NABA BeerFest 03: A very nice pale ale, better than most at the fest. This was my final beer at the fest, so memory kinda blurry and notepad is just full of scribbles at that point. I believe it was very good with a nice amount of hops and full body to back it up, could almost be an ipa, but not quite.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/amber body, thin, off white head. Clean, citrucy and a hint of flowers. Pale malts, fruity, some caramel. Pretty sticky yet clean malt character. Nice and toasty, and nutty. A bit astringent, very clean and dry, bubbly palate. Some dry, bready warmth.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark copper color and hoppy citrus malt aroma, with a critrus hopy taste and a good carbonation.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whilst in Seattle, I was fortunate enough to visit Pikes Pub and tried a Pale Ale. Deep golden colour, good head, Hoppy flavour with slight malt balance.
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden Orange with a white head. Hops pop up forst, and it is rather well balanced. Sour to tart finish. At this point, I'm noticing a Pike characteristic - the is a tart/sour flavor seemingly in all their beers. Not neccessarily a bad thing, but Kinda makes all their beers seem the same.