beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold color. Mildly hopped with medium malts. Light tasting and refreshing ale. Good flavor, nice balance. Full mouthfeel. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had this beer after a long night of drinking rich porters so my tastes bud were a wee bit swayed, but a favorable ale none the less. Could use some more hops and feels more watery than it should be. A good breakfast beer.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a unique flavor from most ambers - hard to put my finger on it - maybe a little bit of a roasted note?
Nice medium body - moderately hopped. Very, very easy to drink. Only seen it on tap so far.
Much more character than redhooks ESB - itís nice to see they havenít stagnated since becoming more comercial.
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is a stark contrast difference between the initial flavour and the aftertaste of this fairly hoppy beer. Like the WinterHook, Iím not partial to itís flavour, but it is similar to the Pyramid SnowCap in that there are a lot of hard to place off-flavors roaming around in the glass, almost as if youíre not sure what is about to assault your tastebuds next. Definately a tasting experience, and I will try it again!