Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orangey-gold with a creamy head. Smell is citrusy. A nice crisp and clean mouthfeel - highly drinkable.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Didn't care for this one too much. Flavor was mildly skunky and I had a hard time finishing it. Herbal malty flavors.
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with little head. Maybe the barkeep didn't know how to pour this beer. Aroma of biscuit and cascade. Taste was fairly smooth with a hoppy finish. The benchmark pale? I'll have to have a few others to decide. Isn't beer drinking wonderful!!
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2004 Rerate: Still one of the best. Love the breadiness of this Pale Ale.
Wow! The hops mean business with this beer. It's a shame it's so hard to get around these parts.
jhart2 (19) - USA - FEB 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So far, still my favorite bottled beer. I would love to try the Harvest. Guess I'll have to go to Cali.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a medium tan head. Moderately herbal nose that continues into the mouth along with some bready malt, grass, and sweetness. Finishes much the same. Decent session brew.
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
She tasted great. I may keep her around and hammer her for an entire evening. If you know what I mean. I like when chunks float in my beer...it's intimidating.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear, golden more so than amber. Nose and mouth are loaded with bitter hops, I think with some more intensive malt backing the hop presence could be justified.
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent American pale ale. Aromatic, crisp, and uniquely hoppy. The only drawback is that it's a bit expensive in some locations.
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good golden color, not a distinctive aroma but still pleasing. Mild hops and bitter, not much of an aftertaste. For a session beer, this would make my day. I wouldn't of thought I'd like a pale ale, but to knock back a few in a row this would be perfect!