jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a great session beer. It is fairly light and crisp. The color is kind of weird with a light orangey amber tint. The flavor is very fruity and slightly sweet. There is a touch of hop bitterness, but it is not overpowering like some other pale ales or IPAs. Overall, I really enjoy this beer and could easily drink it all night.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hoppiest pale ale without India in front of it. Not overly bitter with just the right amount of hop bite. Something about these and summer just go together so nicely.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 funny how long it took me to rate this beer considering there’s always a couple in my fridge. This is my favorite session beer. Pours a medium orangy-gold color with a near perfect off-white head. Strong flowery smell with a little spice. Mostly hop taste but not too overdone. All around great Pale.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Nice aroma of toffee and vanilla, dull uninspiring colour with little or no head, but lovely clean mellow flavour with an excellent bitterness. This reminds me of Marstons Pedigree 20 odd years ago when it was really goodScore 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.7, 3.7, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.5, 3.7, 3.4, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.4, 3.4, 3.6, 3.3 and 3.5 Average becomes 3.6
aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet/bitter shock with a refreshing finish. Leaves you longing for another.
theprofessor (3) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bitter taste that catches you off guard but then are fully impressed upon completion of second and third.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Clear light amber with a medium diminishing off white head. Nice floral hop aroma with notes of citrus, honey, and toasted bread. Medium light watery body with lively carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing, an excellent session beer. The flavor has the characteristic Sierra Nevada hop bite with notes of citrus, honey, pine and a hint of spice.
rlgk (13192) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a small head. Aroma is mild, both sweet and a little sourish.A nice ale, but I thought I would like it even better.
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good beer, and a nice pale ale. Nice, citrusy aroma and a mildly fruitly flavour, and just hoppy enough, all in all. I've had better pale ales, but not many, and this is truly a fine brew.
The availablity of this beer seems to be good, and the price very fair. A must try, and a good stand-by at bars that don't stock super-premium beers (though this is close!).
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite beers.... I cannot believe I had not ranked it prior to now! Very enjoyable pale ale, with a bitter close. Nice look and aroma. Can also get at just about any grocery store, which is nice.