Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-conditioned. Floral citric hops with a touch of malt in the aroma. A touch of sweetness with just enough bitterness. Clean, fresh flavours and well balanced.
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good pale ale, with a nice wheaty taste and a fruity finish. The beer is a good session drink, but it is too hoppy and not complex enough for my tastes.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 August 2007. Bottle @ BeerBistro. No notes, was super impressed with the citrusy hops in the aroma and the flavour. Bumped up the aroma and flavour +1.
<P>May 2004. Nice light amber colour with a good sized head. Nice citrusy resiny aroma and nicely bitter flavour profile. Could have used a bit more malt to back up the hoppiness though. Thanks to NorthYorkSammy for this bottle, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get to this one. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Delicious, easy to find pale ale that is a good example of the style, with a spicy, crisp finish that’s very drinkable.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Awesome American Pale Ale! Pours a beautiful golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops and fresh malt. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, grapefruit/floral and fruity hops with great malt balance. A slight touch of pine. Pleasant aftertaste of fresh, sweet wort. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Nice bitter aftertaste. One of my staples, the flagship American Pale Ale and gateway brew. Hightly recommended!
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Golden. First impression is of a hoppy beer with lots of bitterness, underlined with a pleasent biscuit like malt base. Mild floral, perfume & citrus flavours/aroma.
levandy (4) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So far, in my youth this is one of my favorites. Did not used to be to big on hopps, but this is such a beautiful combination of flavors that are full from beginning to the end. This beer would be almost perfect for what it is if the head could last just a bit longer. Clear amber in color. Not a guzzeler because the flavor is so rich. Hopps are the stars in this one.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Rerate-Grassy, floral, citrus nose; lively carbonation; simple flavor with beautiful balance, nicley hopped; and a great brew for the summer.
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very small head with no lasting power, no lacing. Smell is heavy hops (not as much as Alpha King). The taste is very well balanced...hoppy and long lasting palate. Great beer!
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 776 rating so far, I don’t feel this needs a in-depth desription. Still a classic, well balanced APA.