jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark golden copper color. Lots of hops in the aroma and malty flavor and body.
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer -- very malty. It almost completely lacked any hoppy bitterness though. If you don’t like bitter, you’ll love this beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish body is closer to an English pale ale in looks although head formation is light. Initial citric hop aroma soon gives way to a little butterscotch which also comes through on the palate. A slight herb and grainy dryness makes a nice accompaniement while the finish shows some bubble gum and clove before the Cascades bite in at the back and just offer a nice but restrained citrus. Clean malt aftertaste. A Cascade infused English bitter?
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attractive light copper color with medium head. Aroma equally attractive, with floral accents. Flavor is sort of ’bi-polar’--that is, one distinctively tastes the malt bottom and the assertive hop top end, but they seem quite separate, not blended or quite in total harmony. Finish is fairly dry but almost without taste. This doesn’t quite fit the typical profile of either an English or American Pale, but for those favoring a hoppy balance, will satisfy in any category.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color, flowery aroma, somewhat dry finish.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good pale ale but pretty dry, not much of a bite at the end to keep you thirsty for more. It has a good flavor but it just leaves you hanging. No closure to this beer I’d buy this beer again.
PhillyBeer2112 (2758) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Update: Attractive red-copper color with thick foamy head. Buttery and citric aroma. Smooth, some caramel and nut flavors. Tingly hoppiness and surprisingly well balanced. Really an american amber?
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
They’ve corrected the line problems at the Pyramid, Berkeley. No more shoe or sourness. Still not much of a beer here. Not ’soft hopped’ enough to taste English and nowhere close to an APA in terms of brightness.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
- Good appearance,clear light copper color
- balanced well with spicy food
- slightly floural or spicy aroma
- very hoppy flavor
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good English style pale. A little more hopped than others of its style. Has a nice amber hue and subtle carmel flavor.