bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden color with a thin white head. Some lacing.
Hops are in the aroma. Not too much else in the aroma.
Hops and malt are nicely balanced compared to some of the over the top APA's out there. Almost a peaty, spicy hop bite. Pleasent and drinkable.
Smooth palate that improved as the temp of the beer increased.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Smooth and dry although aftertaste may register briefly. Light body and pleasant aroma.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, light flavor (by beer geek standards), this beer is a good stepping stone for people trying to get out of the BMC rut.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light flaor, easy to drink but still uite rich through a generous use of hops. Pale in color, bitter but strong aroma. Not much malt in it, but extremely rich, wonderful hops tone.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pale yellow, clear, with a foamy white head. Aroma has subtle hoppyness mixed with floral notes. Flavor is hoppy and rather bitter at the finish. Palate is a bit on the thin side for me. A very nice pale ale (the hoppyness makes it kind of like a mini-IPA).
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 Anytime I drink this beer, I think of one of the first times I tried it, sitting on the deck of a small restaurant overlooking the Pacific near Big Sur. That's all I can taste in this beer, cool summer breezes and camping in the woods. Well balanced beer, not too bitter, best example of a good pale ale. Rerate: Not changing the score, just adding notes. Somewhat of a pine, citrus (lime), dirt aroma. Flavor is initially sweet and acidic, lingering bitter finish. Hard to describe what makes this beer so enjoyable, but it is.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark golden with a moderate off white head. This is the first SNPA that I've ever had that has had tiny white particles swimming about. Smooth and silky feel. Light grapefruit and malt aroma. Balanced and very much a pale ale. This is no longer a hops demon as others have stretch/broken the limits of hops IBUs. Just a classic.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citrus hop aroma. Nice balance of hops throughtout. A good session beer.
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper color. Hoppy aroma. Light piney hops up front that lingers. I missed the malt somewhere. A drinkable pale ale and nothing more.
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale ale isnt my thing, but as pale ale's go this was too my liking. pleasant aroma for a pale ale ... simple flavoring that go down easy and linger just long enough ... ill prolly pick more of these up when summer rolls 'roun' and i want something simple and refreshing ...