MaBeer1972 (1389) - 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')
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Good - starts off with a good hop taste with the malts showing halfway.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Nice EPA. Nothing special. Nice slight bitter finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice pale ale. One can definitely taste the English influence to this fine ale.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange brown color. Medium head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A light bodied Pale Ale. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. Middle of the road Pale Ala. A touch thin and a little watery. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a hint of grapefruit.
fishonmyplane (494) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2003 Nice reddish color with a thin white head. Palate is very smooth, although maybe a little thin. The aroma and flavor both remind me of Bass, only with quite a bit more hops. A very nice beer.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sorry boys but I'm not a fan of bitter beers. This one had a little too much hops for me but in keeping with this style of beer. Ruby/amber color, thin white head strong hoppy aroma. Heavy on the hops with a slight undercurrent of malt. Good if you're into this type of beer, but not for me.