Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Named after Phylis Schlafly, I'm sure...
Pours a light honey color with a decent head, but no lace at all.
The scent is very floral, though, just as hoppy smelling as a PA should be. It's funny how a good PA smells at least as hoppy as an IPA.
Taste doesn't quite measure up to a SNPA or Deschutes, but it's still pretty good. Definate floral hop presence but not much malt for balance. Palate is average for the style; smooth and creamy but nothing special. Overall it's pretty good, but I think I'm spoiled on the PNW offerings.
This was complements of my buddy, MRJ...RJM...MJR...whatever. Next thing you know he'll be going by some "unpronouncable symbol."
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a sparkling medium copper. the average white creamy head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The nose is fresh and subtle and reminds me of a Czech Pils. Hints of flowers and spicyness and sweet toasted cereal. The toasty flavor though balanced with a slightly nutty finish really lacks the flair that I would expect from a Pale Ale. Not much excitement or character here. The light to medium palate is creamy and lively with a clean feel to the finish. Though this is a fair brew, for the style it is very meek. I highly anticipated offerings from St. Louis brewery after some of the raves about the Winter ESB on this website, so beamed some in off the internet at premium expense. I hope the Oatmeal Stout lives up to my expectations, because this REALLY didn't.
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice, English-style pale ale. I was fortunate to try this while I was in St. Louis. I just wish I was able to sample more beers from this brewery.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft,bottle,&cask: Clear amber,with a milky,bone-white,head. Patches of lace. Aroma is mainly malty,with a good earthy,hoppiness to it. Mouthfeel is smooth and round(in bottle was lacking), with a fairly,decent body. Decent malty flavors. Finish is lightly malty,with some grapefruit-hop,character. The cask was cloudy as hell,and hoppy as hell. I liked the draft best,bottle was lacking.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head a lacing, color is that of a weak ice tea. Slightly hoppy with some malt undertones. Refreshing even after several of them.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This brew poured a very large envigorated head of fine to large sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent light brown colored body. In fact this brew wins the "Largest Sized Head" award from the Hop In The City event from me. Its aroma was mildly hopped and malted. The mouthfeel was smooth and flat. Even the flavor was typical with only malt and hop notes.
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Hop in the City: Amber hue with an okay head and lace. Aroma hinted of toasted malts, aromatic hops, honey, and nutty. Fruity and twangy taste with an acidic undertone. Mild bitter aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel. Very average Pale Ale, no outstaning qualities.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish-orange, considerably darker than most pales. Smells a bit smoky and a bit sour, a bit nutty. Was served obnoxiously too cold, as it warms it improved and picks up some caramel in the malts with nut. Interesting buttery character, some scotch as well. Smooth.
TChrome (1443) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather uninspiring and rather unfortunate use of the term "pale ale" which had me thinging of Sierra Nevada and Stone pale ale. This is supposed to be an english pale which I guess means more malt and less hops. Anyway, there is some malty sweetness, just very little in the way of any hops. Not the best.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber orange color,small white head that faded very fast.Mild malty aroma with a mild hop presence,rather uneventful aroma.Malty taste mildly sweet,very light hopping.the after taste has a vey mild sweet side and mostly malty.kind of a dissapointing brew,thats not saying that it doesn't fit some where in the brew world,but it definately doesnt fit the pale ale scene.Weak and unentertaining.