CapFlu (4322) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Aroma of english style pale ale. Hoppy nose with a strong hops flavour. Bitter finish.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy. nearly an IPA but lacking the metallic bite. smells good. not my favorite but whatever.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange. little head. Malty and slightly sweet balanced with a nice cascade hopping. A very drinkable and pleasing ale.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Aroma- dreamlike, Palate – soft and buttery, Flavor – Striking, Hoppy as hell.
After about two of these Pale Ales I generally need a glass of water due to the IBU’s.
Every beer enthusiast and their mother has sampled this beer, I find no need to ramble on any longer.
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very balanced. A deserving benchmark in the APA genre. The aroma is wonderful... spicy and sweet... a little honeysuckle. Not as hoppy as some other APAs but that might not be a bad thing. The balance is nice between the malt, citrus, and hops. Still... when it comes to APAs Anchor Liberty is my favorite!
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cascades are everywhere in this classic american pale ale. Nice body and color, this beer is perfect anywhere. One of the best mass-produced pale ales you can find.
1more4dessert (324) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
for a mass produceda, widely distributed product about the best in category
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Pale ale. the color is wonderful (a golden yellow). Smells great. The taste is a good balance of hops amd malt. My only beef with the stuff is that it kind of bites back on the after finish. A little bitter but one my top pale ales.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Dark yellow, pretty amazing color actually. Small head didn’t last long in my glass. Fruit flavors in this one, and the hops are present but nicely balanced. This is absolutely terrific, especially considering that its’ popularity seems to be in the macro realm these days. Goddamn, this one’s OK.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow hue, small but sustained head, minimal lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of grapefruit, sour apple, pine, wild flowers, and spice. Very nice. The taste is straight forward, fruity hoppiness well balanced by malty sweetness. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel, mildly bitter aftertaste. Among the best APA's easily available to the market.