VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crap. Sweet, fruity aroma but thereís not much else going on here. I got very little in the way of hops and thereís absolutely no malt to be found anywhere. Body is ultra thin and watery. Donít go out of your way for this.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of Saranacís better beers.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couldnít get much of a smell coming off of it and the color didnít excite. The head all but dissapeared after one sip. A certain sweetness is noticed in intial taste and aftertaste, but what it comes from I canít tell. Had a nice dryness to it, however. Overall, not bad, but nothing was impressive
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not a big fan of this one.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little in the way of a head. Color is a deep amber. Aroma is fairly fruity with a hint of hops. Hops very evident in the flavor. Very zesty.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was one of many favorites many moons ago. Have since moved on although it still smells nice.
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - FEB 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
want a pale ale, go with sierra nevada. however, this is a nice beer, well balanced and smooth, poor carbonation though.
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another disappointment. But I agree with Davehgbrew íA bitter pale ale that isnít that tasty. Decent aftertaste, but I wouldnít get it again.
mekkab99 (1) - USA - FEB 9, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I dig saranac; its a cost benefit analysis compromise. Flavor in a 6 pack for 5 bucks and change.
I agree with hey_kevin about it warming up a bit.
And donít even compare this to rolling rock! (insert rolling rock ísex in a canoeí metaphor here)
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly below average, the one I had was not overly bitter and had a decent head and aroma. So-so color and rather bland flavor made this Pale Ale somewhat unremarkable overall.