sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Slightly hazy amber color with a smallish head. Very grassy-lemony-hoppy, slightly flowery aroma. Pleasantly hoppy, fruity, slightly sweet and spicy flavor with a long, lingering, bitter and slightly sticky finish. Light to medium-bodied, bitter, smooth and somewhat carbonated palate. A deliciously-hopped, yet easily drinkable and quite light pale ale. Like a sophisticated Pilsner Urquell. Nice!
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent with a burger or other beefy substance. Great on tap and only slightly more expensive than piss beer.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is already hundreds of reviews for this beer so I will keep it brief and to the point. Pours a nice golden amber color with a slight white head that left some nice lacing. Hops are definatly present in the smell with citrus notes. The flavor is very similar to the smell with the hops being upfront but not too much so and a bit of malt and spice is present too. It also has a slight bitter after taste and the mouthfeel is good. The best thing about this beer is its availability, this can be found either on tap or atleast in the bottle and a wide variety of establishments. A good beer to covert macro drinkers over with in my experience, a good taste but not too aggresive.
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 has taken me a while to discover this ale here in scotland, but now available through ’asda’(walmart subsiduary).Excellent stuff indeed. ifound the nose very floral and fresh. Refreshingly different to my usual , but will defintely return often..Lovely.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New to this rate beer thing.So you will have to bear with me if you agree or disagrre with my ratings. Found this beer to be an average beer nothing great but ok. Went good with my Hungey Man tv dinner.
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and hoppy, yes.
Delicious, I love this beer.
I’ll have it again.
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good solid pale ale. Nice finish. Reminded me of Fuller’s 1845. This beer is a fantasic bargain too.
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The stardard of this style. While one may have a more favorite brew, this is the one to point out to friends and relatives (that you like) to intro them to craft pale ales using US grown hops. The best overall finish I have found in this style. Bottle conditioned.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 Time to rate this for real. Pours a bright copper color with a creamy head at first. The head does not last as long as some other Pale Ales. The smell has some good maltiness which is similar to the Victory Hop Devil. The hops are present in the smell also. The taste begins with a citrusy hopiness but then balances out well with the malts. Caramel and graitfruit round out the taste resulting in an excellent Pale Ale. This tastes much better in a glass. I used to drink it straight out of the bottle and complain that it was too bitter. In the glass it is very good and has a few similarities to the Stone IPA. Great stuff.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Considering how long it has taken me to come across this beer, I have to say it was well worth the wait. It’s decent on hops that fill the mouth up with fruity floral goodness. Bready, but still pretty smooth to the last drop.