Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some skunk and metallic hops mix with sweet malt in the aroma of this clear copper beverage. Body is somewhat sweet with light caramel and brown sugar flavors. Metallic hops accentuate the malts. Decent, but there isn’t much going on here.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter and smoother than other bitters I’ve had. This is good stuff. Average amount of hops. Pours tan with a big head.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear light brown, orange color with a tan head. Fortunately, not skunked. Rather surprising being it was shipped all the way to Japan! Sweet specialized malt scent. Sweet with a dank basement quality, a pleasing mild hop bite. I can see this being a pub favorite.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This may have been a bad bottole, as it smelled pretty stunky, but tasted ok. Fair amount of bitterness and some fruit, but the skunky scent overpowered any other flavors that may have been present.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber with off white head fruity some bread. got some carmel and fruit and bitterness
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant ambour color with nice creamy white head. Proves that pale means traditionally, an ale that is not dark but ratehr clarified. Astringent, bitter taste but modified by food.
TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first rating of a beer on Rate Beer, and i love it! A classic English Pale Ale, with great palate. Delicious.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, fruity, some bread, some floral. Taste is mild sweet, fruity (peach), some caramel, floral, light spice. Medium body.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is about the best English pale I've ever had. Fruity, malty, smooth as silk with a slightly bitter finish.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a pleasant aroma, but not special, small but lasting head. Amber color. Has a very ver dry, but nicely hopped taste.