morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicous, smooth, easy drinking pale ale. A great ale for when you are not in the mood for a big hopped up american pale ale. Extremely easy to drink but does thin out a little at the bottom.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 09/06/02: Clear gold upon the pour, head is white, frothy and the lace adequate. Nose is malt, sweet, ripe fruit tones. Front is sweet, light top, finish is lightly carbonated, a tad dry, fair hop presence, and a real nice íSessioní beer. Ranks #706 on my current 1000 beer master list.
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very crisp and citrusy aroma with a undistinguishible undercurrent. Interesting flavor, but still same, interesting and slightly disturbing aftertaste. Over all a nice fruitish bitter beer, with a disturbing aftertaste.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first taste of a Pale Ale a few years ago. Still a little on the sweet side but definitely a quaffable brew for any gathering.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet flavors balance the hops nicely. Does not have the typical overwhelming hoppiness of an APA. Great looking and great tasting.
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not really sure this should be called an APA. Thereís not enough hop presence and itís low in bitterness for the style. It does have a strong malt backbone, however, unfortunately thereís little else to the taste. Solid, easy-drinking beer, but nothing spectacular.
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly olivine, dry-hopped aroma. Prominent West Coast style hop flavor with jellied citrus tones and herbal must. Moderately bitter palate with mild acidic twang.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, itís pretty similar to the ESB, but not as interesting. Round sweetish malt and some good finishing hop action - nothing really wrong with the beer and it works great for this lazier Memorial Day, but itís a little boring in the final analysis.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2009 Copper pour with medium sized white head. Aroma of malts and some citrus. Above average brew!
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Light copper hue; thinnish head. Generous malt bill, but not very dynamic. Very light sweetness; pinch of toasted bread. Flowery and grassy hops were decent, albeit somewhat one-dimensional. Bitter dryness in the aftertaste. I might even go as far to say that itís a little astringent. Aroma was a little lacking. After a few sips, the beer becomes more and more predictable. OK, but nothing special.