burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pale ale is the color of dark urine. It tastes very bitter, but after a few sips it's not so bad.
TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
burnt orange colour, the most lucious floral scent that mixes quite well with the taste and adds to the complexity of the beer.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the highest rated beer I have rated thus far. Head quickly disappates. Lighter in color than I would expect for a pale ale. Nothing notable about the smell. Taste is more complex than other pales I have tasted. Bitter and sweet.
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 My favorite pale ale thus far. The Sierra Nevada has a great spicy flavor and the hops are tasteful. Truely a great beverage.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice amber color with some carbonation and a hop smell. Taste is slightly malted and finishes with a crisp hop flavor. Overall this is a fine pale ale, but the BBC Steel Rail is my choise.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A classic West Coast pale ale. Well-balanced with good use of hops. A solid beer, but not my first choice these days when there are so many more unique and interesting beers out there. Still, you can't go wrong with this one.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pleasant pale ale. Crisp and hoppy, yet not as complex as standouts in the style (see Three Floyds Alpha King or Founders Pale Ale). A good option when faced with a wall of Budweiser or Miller products.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Beautiful hazy copper color; creamy head. Aroma of earthy hops, dusty, white sugar, white pepper, puke. Medium body, dry caramel flavor, quite good hopping level and quality, a bit grassy. Dry finish, quite long. Good but without soul.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. A sweet fruity amber ale. Nicley balanced malt and hopps. Could use a little more hop pressence though. Good brew!
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.