erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep golden with a big creamy head. Not much in the nose except for toasted maltiness. This is liquid bread. A wonderful balance of EKG and crystal malt. One of the classic English Pales.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh if all pale ales were like this. I am really not a fan of pale ales, but this particular selection really stands out among the rest. Pours with vibrance, nice head, good lace. Accompanying aroma is non-existant, like all pale ales, but the color is great! Taste quite bitter, with a nice finish. I would definately recommend this one to any pale ale lovers.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright red with a sweet toasted malt aroma and a bubbly white head. Somewhat bitter taste is rounded nicely by the smooth malts. Finish is hoppy, along with a hint of vanilla. It's a little sweet, but pretty smooth overall. I'm not a big pale ale fan, but this was more appealing and better tasting than most.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with a foamy off-white head. Malty, nutty aroma. Nice mild malt, nut, hops, and bread flavors. Medium carbonation, fairly smooth finish. A very nice pale ale.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting something more along the lines of an India Pale Ale but was pleasantly surprised. Far from pale, this beer had a rich amber hue and a thick head. Excellent hoppiness to balance out the earthy malts.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tight, long lasting head over a brown, lightly carbonated brew. Nice hoppy aroma. Well balanced brew, leaning towards the hop flavour as would be expected from the style.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head. Amber colour. Little sun-stricken aroma w. sweetness and butterscotch. Silky palate. Well balanced w. emphasis on bitter finish.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An amber colored pale ale with an off-white head of some longevity, and little to no lace on this pour.
Grainy malt aroma, somewhat grassy and less than fresh. A little bit of caramel sweetness in the nose as well.
Somewhat of a thin mouthfeel, basic malt sweetness up front, and a dearth of hops leaves this pale ale unbalanced. The malt certainly grabs front seat, and it just won't let go.
Not a bad tasting ale, actually pretty good, and but for a couple of shortcomings, I would like this. However, at these prices, many, many stateside pale ales are much more of a value.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid Pale Ale with more malt and less hops than the American varietal. Not very complex but very easy drinking and great with a meal.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice EPA.Poured this into the fat 20oz. glass that comes in this little gift set.Sweet fruity/caramel malt aroma.This bottle opened like a volcano(strange)Nice english hops with a very tangy carbonation.A tasty session beer I will have every now and again.Enjoyable chalky finish.