Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good american pale ale, a bit hoppy, but that is ok, I wish it was a little more balanced, but its the top seller where I work, and I’ve never had a complaint about it in five years! People like it, I agree, its a solid beer if you like a bitter ale.
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Most likely one of the best American Pale Ales and also a very popular one as well. Great bitter taste and smooth contrast of flavor. Golden in color, Nice head if pored correctly.
Kevin (2149) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. light brown with very little head that fades fast. enjoyable nutty aroma. understated dark fruit taste, might be peach or grape? but not overly sweet. balances out with a nice hop flavor. finishes well.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 The first time I had this brew I thought it was terrible, but I was wrong. It is a classic American Pale Ale with a nice flavor. Had a nice head to it and all in all was very refreshing. I had drank this brew a few years ago and thought it too bitter. Well I was wrong this is really good.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pale amber in color with a medium off-white head. Decent lacing. Strong hop aroma and flavor with citus apparent (Cascades). Needs a bit more malt for the proper balance, but being a true hop head, I don’t really mind too much. A good drinking beer; will buy it again and again...
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 RE-RATE: 11/18/04 Had this in the bottle at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. Much, much better. Delightful cascade hop aroma and flavor. tasted like a homebrewed IPA tonight. Smooth and very drinkable. My score goes up, but I still maintain that something was awry at the old Crescent Moon when I first tried this.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2004 Ahhh, the stars are the hops here and they are intense. All the classic hops flavors are here, grassy, piney, and citrus. The aroma has a refreshing citrusy (yet sweet)zing with a flowery component. Nice mouth feel, smooth, slightly effervescent. There is a nice malty backbone to balance all the hops. Definitely one to savor and one of my most favorite readily accessible beers yet.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
IMHO a fine brew whose rep carries it further in the ratings than I place it. Expected hoppiness and dryer crisp IPA or should we say APA. Taste a tad rusty. Nice tint of orange yet pale of color.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pale ale pours with an orange body topped by a mediumk thick head and some lacing. The arom ais slightly sweet, but mostly bitter and grassy with a slight citrus note. The flavor is bitter and hoppy with a grassy note, a little pine and some grapefruit. A slighty sweet malt note is in the background. Medium bodied, smooth and dry.
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is floral and hoppy with some slight citrus. Pours a lght amber with a nice white head that lasts a minute or so. Hoppy taste with a slight malt taste and a bitter finish. Kind of a grapefruit taste. Very smooth mouthfeel and slight hop aftertaste. Good balance.