BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color just like in the picture. Aroma is malty for an EPA, usually they have more hops than this. Not too many hops and very bland. Washes down some chili very well.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker amber with small head, leaving just a trace of lace. Little malt aroma. Bitter malt flavors finishing kind of watery.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too bitter or complex for a pale ale. It has that distinct "Sam Smith" smooth and hollow malt flaver. A nice beer with fine food.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper color with long lasting head. Flavor is decent with a slight sour aftertaste.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Slight citrus smell; dark amber color; the finish is a little too sour for my taste (On re-rating, I found this much better.)
Suttree (5480) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Recently got re-acquainted with this one. Brownish copper, thin but persistant head. Mossy, wet earth aroma. Full palate. Dirty, earthy malt with a slightly sour, citrusy hop finish.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Pours clear amber with decent white head. Good head retention. Rich aroma of malt, caramel and noble hops. Smooth medium body. Initial sweet malt taste well balanced with bitterness. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Not bad!
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would get rated higher but the clear bottle gave birth to some skunks. pours a beautiful red/orange with a small white head and medium lace. Ill re-rate latter if I find an unskunky bottle. I absolutely love the butterscotch in the finish.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent beer on all fronts. The color is exceptional. Clear reddish amber beer with exellent lacing and body. Another exception beer in a series of fine beers. This one is the true essense of fine British Ale!
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to brown colour ,nutty malt flavour with a hop presence on the finish not a big fan of pale ales but this one was great.