phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber appearance with a
winey aroma. A warm feeling in mouth
with some hops.
A nice Pale Ale, however I enjoy IPA's for
a better after taste than this beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very crisp pale ale, but not very hoppy for a pale ale. Hints of citrus, somewhat skunky aroma. Dark amber color, little head around the sides of the glass. Dry, malty.
ericnixon (737) - Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this one. pours a beautiful amber/maroon color. It tastes bitterly gwood!
notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty darn good pale ale. Light copper in color with a slight lacing. Aroma is mostly of hops. This has a nice malt backbone, which makes way in the middle for the moderate hoppiness, but then returns again to join in harmony with the hops in the finish. The long-term of the finish, however, has an slightly unenjoyable bitterness to it. Overall a decent pale ale. I like these smuttynose people.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm thinking that all their products are good. The real test is if the "regular" beers are up to par, which this one is. Slightly cloudy amber gold, with a fluffy white head. Good head retention. Aroma is mostly a spicy hoppiness, with a light estery fruitiness. Very well balanced, with a good deal of the hops coming out in the finish. Awesome. My only complaint is that I'd like less carbonation. Kind of kills some of the maltiness.
kwoeltje (2066) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color. Good head. Slightly sweet malt balanced by hops. Hints of fruit. I agree with the rater who said this would be a good session beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful amber body topped with a medium thick white head and good lace. Sweet hoppy aroma with lemony notes. Slightly sweet very hoppy flavor with lemony accents. Medium bodied and slightly dry.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a nice amber color and a fruity smell. Taste is malty and finishes mildly bitter. Overall nothing special...
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper pour with a wispy head that lingers. Nice hop nose with both floral and citrus coming through.This is a really good brew. Nice hop crispiness but the malt backbone is never far from the taste buds. The one thing I would like is a little more body. Still this would make a great session/everyday drinker. Thanks to hopsrus for this one.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great looking beer. Nice looking copper color with excellent effervescence (but poor head). Sweet malt and citric hops in the nose, duplicated in flavor: complex, juicy, fine, divine and on time. Long, dry and suitable bitter finish. On the whole, reminiscent of Anderson Valley ESB and Troegs ESB. Good stuff.