Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite a little heavy handed on the caramel malts and yeast character is a bit much. The aroma is a bit light, the hop bitterness is fine. And after saying all that it honestly a fine beer that someone with different taste would rave about
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hint of hops at the end saved this beer from being labeled dull and ordinary. I rather enjoyed it.
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An exceptional ale. RH is well balanced while being not-too-heavy. It's one of the best american ales that I have had.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant malty caramel aroma with a touch of hops. Pretty dull appearance. Smooth, but uninteresting and nothing out of the ordinary.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber, clear with decent head. Fairly well balanced and drinkable. Tasted pretty good in the club house after round of bad golf.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a moderate size head. A little carbonation. Bitter hoppy aroma. Nice bitter flavor, just as the name would suggest. A little metallic in the finish.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice stable head and tawny orange hue. Good floral boquet, probably Cascades. Quite mellow--no real assertive hops or body characteristics. Very blah.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big malty aroma. As it warmed, the aroma took on a nice sweet apple/pear tone. The flavor was crisp up front, and mellow throughout. Decent beer.
beb5000 (23) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just the right amount of bitterness and malt. I really like this beer.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Found this bottle in the basement so it is a year old, but, it poured into the glass a dark copper color. There was only a skim of a head present that was white in color. The aroma was of hops, fruit, alcohol and some lite malt. The taste first was of malt, and fruit, then HOPS and some fruit. It finished up with the hop flavor. Still well carbonated and bitter. If this beer is this good for its age, then fresh has to be better.