Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Nice deep golden color, combined with large head that laces well. Aroma is mostly hoppy/pine-like notes. bottle conditioning leaves the beer just slightly hazy. First taste is malty, then the hoppy flavors come through, and finally a slightly toasted flavor on the back of the tongue.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the bottle.
Nice hop flavor with a slight citrus. Nice availability too, good alternative to the usual beers
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Again the typical US hoppy, citrus, piney flavour. Hint of grapefruit. A nice brew, an excellent easily available example of the American Pale Ale style.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a really nice copper color. Aroma is quite hoppy. Nice balanced flavor of hops goin on. A little fruity finish has a little bitterness.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Pours a deep, deep gold colour. A bit of a tall white head, but the head is thin and doesnít last too long. Lacing is minimal. Nose is great, hops are strong, fruitiness, even a crispness comes through in the nose. A crisp hoppy/yeasty taste hits the pallette early. Finishes crisp and clean, with a nice bitterness to it. One of the best Pale Ales Iíve had.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Pours dark gold/amber. Smells as it tastes, bitter. Definitley smell the hops here. Nice and smooth going down with a bitter finish.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good one. No fan of pale ales, thi was excellent. Golden color, tight faomy head, Hoppy, and a bitter kick. I enjoyed this.
drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes different from the glass than from the bottle. Pours a full solid with minimal head. Aroma is a dry citrus type, found similarly in the taste. Slightly bitter overtones, nothing to intense though. 5.6% alc makes this a very drinkable ale.
One of my true favorites.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350ml brown bottle. Poured a clear carbonated amber with gd white head.Floral hops nose.Bitter grapefruit flavour with caramel malt notes- like a slightly stronger version of Honkers Ale. Pleasant mouthfeel & long bitter finish.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer that I see gets a decent amount of respect here in the ratings. Still hard to think itís as high as the 90th percentile, but I digress. Nice flowery-hop aroma and toasty with a bitter aftertaste. Not too shabby.