Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit o' fun in a bottle. Classic hoppy smell, but not over-bitter at the finish. Good texture and balance in the mouth.
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fantastic beer in every way. It has a great hoppy smell and strong hoppy taste. Yum.
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 I’ve had on draft and from bottle. Both are excellent, but draft is rated here. Amber/copper, clear, huge tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of hops, pear, berry (?). Nice, sweet malt initially, then long, bitter finish. Definitely a stand-by at bars that carry it. Excellent cascade hoppy flavor (which I love). Finish is pretty bitter at first, but grew on me. One of my favorites.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice smooth with a little bitter kick. This is very good but I like Boulevard Pale Ale a little bit more. Not as citrusy as I expected. Very Nice very drinkable and I would recommend it to anyone who hadn't tried it.
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the complex bouquet when pouring a glass. Hard to believe something this good is sold at the local drug store!
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the rosetta stone of beer, used to translate macro drinkers to real beer. It had been a while since I had one of these, and I think the quality has gone down just a touch. Still a great 'macro-micro'.
dmcguriman (10) - USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite "available everywhere in the US" beer. I just had a keg of it for a recent party and it was a huge hit amongst even the BUD drinkers!
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic West Coast pale ale. Signature Cascade hop aroma and flavor: citrusy-spicy bouquet with a grapefruit like character start to finish. Fine acidity with a nicely balanced maltiness (not to sweet, not too dry). Fine hop bitterness emerges mid-palate and follows all the way to the finish and aftertaste. Estery (fruity) flavors also emerge mid-palate that transforms into a yeasty-bready character in the aftertaste. A wonderfully complex and satisfying pale ale.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy with a bitterness that is marginally fresh. Good overall body and flavor otherwise.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tuckers Pub in Wildwood, NJ. This is the beer that started it for me. Nice cascase hop bite with just the right amount of bitterness to it.