BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange tinted amber, fairly carbonated, and with a thin carbonated cream head. The hop nose was quite tangy--at first leading me to suspect amarillo hops. A definite sweet, fruity, and citric pungence as well--via hop and malt intermixing. The flavor is correspondingly of sweet, tangy hops with a definite fruity and citrus character. Impressive for an EPA--if that’s what it really is.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent brew overall. Lacking abit in flavor and aroma - but makes for a nice session beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious sweet malt/floral hops bouquet. Burnt malt flavor followed by a somewhat empty finish: salty and weak (the finish, that is. The beer is pretty decent).
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, like a SNPA with annoying astringency. Could benefit from dry hops.
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap Berkeley. Copper color. Sweet with an astringent flavor, didn’t enjoy it.
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber with tan head. Decent hops throughout
jazz88 (2553) - 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.