RateBeer
overall
48
75
style
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional Fuggles and Kent Golding hops (imported from England) dominate the flavor of this English style pale ale. British grown Maris Otter barley lends a round and smooth malt flavor. Truly a classic style.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11360) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Lightly sweet and floral aroma, no hint of citrus or pine. Light apricot color with minimal head. Medium mouthfeel. Not overly malty nor overly hopped. Quite nice, seems just a bit too carbonated to be typically English. Good balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackstraw111 (10) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Didn’t experience the "gusher" effect. A very nice traditional bitter. Not as taste bud-bashing as some of the Rogue bitters, but still very appealing. Slight floral taste, but not distracting from the overall appeal. A very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5105) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2006
The body of this was medium orange with a white colored head. The aroma was apples with some carrots. There was also caramel and some leafves. The taste was bread crust with peanuts and some apple core. The carbonation was nice and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 8, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.49 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Well, despite being a bit annoyed by the massive heading on this beer and the subsequent inability to pour more than a few ounces at a time before the head nears the rim of the glass, this is still a reasonably enjoyable beer. This beer isn’t a big, hoppy English pale ale like some others I’ve tasted recently, but rather it shows a more restrained hops profile with only mild bitterness and not citrusy. Slight floral nature is a bit of a distraction for me. The malt is mildly sweet and lightly nutty, and there is also a bit of fruitiness. The nose is also somewhat hoppy with a bit of floral and sweet aromas. Light-medium in body, gently carbonated on the palate despite the massive head, and has a very smooth mouthfeel. Light amber in color and slightly hazy. The head never fades below at least a quarter-inch, and it leaves large chunky patches of foam on the glass. Pretty good brew overall, enjoyable enough, but not something to rave about. Still, this is my first Port Townsend beer and I expect more good things to come.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Ahh…the gusher. The rapidly rising, mountainous head. The overcarbonated bubbly taste. It gets inthe way of proper beer reviewing. Soapy, and yeasty aroma. Too much yeast in the flavor. Too bad, because the English hops and malts seem to be nicely done beneath the scourge. An unfortunate play.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
22oz bottle. Medium orange copper gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly malty, fruity, earthy and a touch floral. A light to medium bodied English Pale Ale. Malts are bready and slightly fruity. Hops are mild, kind of ear thy and floral. Good balance. Nice earthy flavors. Very drinkable English Style Pale Ale. Would make a good session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Dull reddish amber appearance, pretty foamy. Mild earthy aroma. Light toffee notes on the palate, earty dryness and citric bitterness in the finish. Decent session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Bottle pours slightly hazy dull golden, small white pancake batter like head, decent carbonation, with fairly sticky lacing.   Subtle hops and malts on the nose.   Slightly malty up front, maybe a bit bready, followed by a mild bitter trailer.   Good body, decent mouthfeel.   Finishes slightly malty, slightly sweet.   Pretty tasty!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Aroma is light, but with pleasant hop essence, fruity overtones; color is bronze/amber with medium off-white head...The flavor features a nicely-bitter front with smooth malt floor, all in mild measure and balance...the finish tapers off smoothly but without comment...Overall, this is quite tasty and like many English, this is an understated effort...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2003
This is a nicely accomplished English style Pale Ale. Bronze colored with a crisp head, a bitter body and solid malt backbone.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50