whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-copper body with significant carbonation and a soft, silky off-white head. Fresh citrus and floral hops. Fruity malts plus an interesting musty quality. Hoppy, dry flavor. A solid pale ale that strikes me as more American than English in style, but thatís academic.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Golden amber in color with a thin off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma....maybe along the lines of apricots? Well-balanced....maltier than most pale ales. Medium-bodied. Overall, yummy.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smuttynose has always been reliable for me. Hops are somewhat light, but enough to keep it interesting. It balances well with the malt sweetness. A quite enjoyable session beer.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a taller off white head. Earthy/woody malt aromas along with some mild fruit. Flavors of cocoa, light oak and peat. Mild herbal bitterness. A nice change of pace from the resent onslaught of IPAs, APAs and general over hopped brews. Thanks to Falconeye8 for this brew.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at big city in boston. looked nice and amber with a creamy head. curious aroma of autumn leaves and pickled onions. drinkable with a light dry finish. simple but well-made
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Holland had tons of head, Smuttynose didnít have as much. Thats ok because Smuttynose is a different style but nonetheless a very very good beer. Iíve had two of this line previously and both were outstanding. This is no exception. Of the English Style this is the 2nd best EPA Iíve had to date.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange-amber. Finger of beige foam. Earthy, fruity, malty aroma. Medium feel. Earthy flavour of malty (caramel, brown sugar, chocolate?), fruit (orange) & wood. Some diacetyl present
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some will say this brew is boring and yes, thereís nothing exactly special about it. However, it is a very satisfying English-style Pale Ale. Aroma is malty. Taste is mildly bitter with a solid amount of hops, caramel malt and some citrus. Mouthfeel is fantastic; full, round and very creamy. Extremely solid brew. Recommended.
drugsbunny (3) - USA - JUN 14, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite domestic beer. This beer has just the right balance between the sweet tasting malt and the hop bite. Just bitter enough to satisfy, but had a sweet pleasant aftertaste, that makes this quite a complex brew. Another great Smuttynose beer.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a very floral pale ale but very tasty with a nice bitterness and citrus essence.