DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a 90% transparent copper with a hint of redness and a very robust and frothy white head with very attractive lacing. Aroma is of hops and barley, maybe a little sour note. Mmmm...mouthfeel is marvelous. Start is sort of sweet, which turns into a much hoppier flavor in the middle, only to have it drop off into a very mild and smoky finish. This one is decent, but I wish it had a tad bit more bite to it. Either way, a very good brew.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 Great brew but not my cup of ale.Malty/west coast vibe/thin.Some redeming hops and malt(honey sweet)/good quality beer I didn't care for enough.Nice amber appearance.Very smooth and better than I thought the first time around.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Ipa. Very well balanced flavor. Its made with cascade hops, but they are not overpowering. It has a hop crispness to it. Copper colored. I thought it was enjoyable.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity hop aroma. Copper color with a small head. Flavor is of spicy hops, just a tad too thin, but a decent pale.
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty nice amber color with a tiny head, okay lacing down the glass. Flowery sweet in the nose. Citrusy floral sweetness on the tongue. Just a little too thin for me. We have a good no frills Pale Ale here. One beer to have around on hot summer nights. Would love to try this ale on cask!
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seemed watered down af first, but then the hoppy finish grew more prononcued it was a good pale ale, but there was nothing unique about it.
MaBeer1972 (1278) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 Bottled. Deep mohagany color, very well balanced flavor. Good hoppy edge that doesn't overpower. I am not a huge Pale Ale fan, but this one I can tollerate. Re-rate: This one is more than tollerable, it's GREAT!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good APA, although advertised as a EPA. Nice Cascade hop nose. Malt is well balanced with American hops. Would be better with English Noble hops. The American citrusy notes lower my rating a bit.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice beer. Aromatic and smooth and quite rich for a pale ale. Finish is mildly bitter.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think the guy behind the bar said this won best draft beer at the GBBF. Yeah, i guess it was pretty tasty. Aromatic hops. Nice soft palate. Sweet and hoppy, spicey, orangey, piney, pretty tasty actually (Cask-GBBF 03')