sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/amber with an extremely thin white head. Hoppy smell with just a little spiciness. There is tons of stuff floating in this beer. Has a nice, clean sweetness, with a solid hop bite at the end. A very pleasant, if not-that-complex APA, although slightly overrated if you ask me; SN's Celebration Ale is significantly better.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick white head, medium lacing. Slightly bitter while being thick in flavor. The nose is mild and just a little spicy. Finishes strong with a sweet aftertaste. Only complaint is the sticky sweet taste left on the palate after finishing. An onverall good beer for those who like a beer with a little challenge, but not that complex.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This is a beer that graces my beer fridge quite frequently. It is a marvelously balanced and enjoyable brew that I feel gets overlooked too often. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a fairly cloudy dark golden color with a medium sized tan head that lingers. There is a strong sweet hoppy aroma. Moderately thick and chewy in texture. A flowery hoppy flavor coats the tongue and a mild pleasant hop presence fills the aftertaste yet the beer maintains an excellent malt balance. .
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm a big fan of the floaties. This beer has a thin lace and thin head. Definitely one of the best pale ale I've had.
Boutip (5024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Bottle – Poured a golden brew with a nice head. Aroma of sweetness from the cascade hops is killing me. Carbonation is ok with average body. Taste is just incredible, huge creamy and sweet taste with a lingering aftertaste at the end. I thought this one was overrated since I couldn’t understand how a pale ale could be rated so high, I now understand.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 The perfect American Pale Ale. This is the measure by which all others are judged.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap in a plastic cup at a block party. not bad for a kegger fest! not much left to say that hasn't been said already here, enjoyable dark golden with thin white head and nice mild hoppy mouthfeel. had many of these in the bottle, but long ago!
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at Dukes Sports Bar, Manhattan.
Served in a dukes own bespoke glassware, a mug come jar?%? Amber slight lacy white head. Hoppy aroma. Moderate length of flavour on the palate. Perfectably acceptable and particularly welcome before my expedition into American historic larger.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with white head.
Aroma is sweet and fruity with a nice balance of malt and hops.
The flavor seems to tip the scales in the hop direction with excellent grapefruit flesh flavors.
The mouthfeel nicely coats the mouth and the hops leave a slick feeling resting on the tongue.
A very refreshing and tasty brew, a great every day drinking beer and transition beer
chispito (21) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Re-rated: I had to up my rating for Ol’ SNPA. Delicious, goes with hearty food, especially spicy. Say, carne asada burritos with ample lime. Definitely don’t drink this with a dainty, or nuanced meal, as this Pale will totally annihilate the food and, frankly, embarrass it with a masterstroke of bold complexity. It smells like fruit and flowers and the first taste is like, "Whoa, hops." Then you actually taste the fruits and flowers, before a delicious wheatiness glides over the palette and prepares you for the next mouthfull. How do they make so much, and make it so delicious? At $7 a sixer at the local supermarket, I’ll take it.