3fourths (8642) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright red/copper and clear. No head poured from the bar. Pale malt flavor, stale paper and syrup. Not much flavor... bland and typical. Only a slightly noticable hop presence in the flavor.
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average Pale Ale. Nice copper color with a slim white head. Not much of a hoppy aroma, kind of faint but decent I suppose. Weak hoppy flavor. I wish they had a little more hops, but still a fairly decent Pale Ale. Nothing to write home about.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught at Bottleworks) Light copper. Very little head but nice lace. Mild hops aroma. Mild hops flavor. An English style PA--they also make an American PA that is a fair bit hoppier.
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 (790) - 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 (5164) - 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 (6475) - 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.