kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great appearance in the draft version. Dark amber color with a large creamy off white head. Moderate hoppy aroma and taste. A little disapointing in the palate.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with modest rapidly falling head. Aroma is cascades with slight malt. Taste is cascades with some carmel malt. A little watery, tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale's younger brother. Decent, not excellent APA.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A copper/reddish color. A decent aroma with some moderate hops. Overall not too bad.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with ruby tint (almost purple), light lacing. Aroma is of nutty carmel malt with hints of fruity hops. The flavor is moderately malty and lightly hopped. Finish is slightly sour, nuty malt and lightly bitter.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really a good beer. It is somewhat dark brown and the taste stays with you. One of my favorite beers.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This looked and tasted like a hoppy nut brown ale. Some caramel in the malt along with sourness at the end. Hops were o.k., but became metallic.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strange, this doesn't appear to be a pale ale, closer in color to an amber, small head and little lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Fruity and sweet aroma (Berry, caramel, lemongrass), very nice. Mildly hoppy on the palate with some sweetness to balance it out, metallic finish however. Shouldn't be listed as an English Pale Ale (or for that matter an APA).
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is floral, moderately sweet, berry, light caramel. Taste is hoppy, fairly sweet, and slightly acidic, finishing floral bitter. Medium body.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of apricot and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Promising aroma ruined by a metallic and unclean aftertaste.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much head, and amber in color. Darker than most pales. Malty bouquet. Good balance of malts and hops on palate.