ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark pale ale??? Aroma and flavor is made up by fruit, and toasted malt with spices. The bitterness is very powerfull.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
off white head that thins quickly, light bronze color. mild hop taste, long hop aftertaste
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This has a hoppy aroma. It pours darker than I expected - like a brown amber with a slightly offwhite head. There is an amazingly smooth malty flavor balanced out very nicely by innoffensive hops. It is slightly fruity somewhere in there and a tad roasty in the finish - sweet and balanced. Oh my, this has a very full mouthfeel! I can’t afford to love this!
ClarkVV (5657) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 2003 bottle. Color of gilded-gold like you see in fancy theaters (deep and colorfull burnished, yet usually somewhat dulled). Good white head. Aroma of sharp crisp yeast and hops, very grainy, almost herbal smell and some light buttered wheat bread. Flavor begins overly dry for an EPA, with the malt coming on very late. Lots of graininess in the texture, lightly astringent and quite bitter. Medium body, light carbonation.
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.