Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually had a version of this called Ron's Pale Ale, brewed in memory of Ron Fries. The only difference is the version I had was made with cascade hops only. It pours with a deep golden body topped by a thick, white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, hoppy and grapefruity, but without much else. The flavor is sweet and hoppy with a slight grapefruit note and a very lite hint of pine. The finish is bitter and hoppy. Light to medium bodied and slightly dry.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber and definitely not filteresd. Lots of cascades but the flavor is one-dimensional. More dry-hopping would add a nice balance to the bitterness.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber with a fine white head. Very hoppy aroma. Citrus. Flavors are earthy resinous pine. Very dry, medium body.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey, lemon, malt aroma. Sweet front, good ccitric bitter bite in the finish. Very easy drinking. Would fall into the "extra pale" category.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
slight citrus nose. clear golden color, slightly bitter taste.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
one of my favorite pale ales. very nice maltiness is highlighted by an incredible hop aroma and flavor.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite hoppy, somewhat reminded me of the Stone IPA from down the road with the dry smell. A bit of a lingering aftertaste, but still above-average for a brewpub IPA.
joet (2534) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy in aroma and flavor with plenty of balanced punch. Fine foam and a lacing that belies some fine particulates.