mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pump at Princeton. Golden and clear with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Malty and hoppy flavor. Finish is malty. Excellent pale ale. Nice beer. Enjoyable. Drinkable.
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Naturally served at cellar tempature, very nice creamy thick head, floral aroma, a little less hoppy than I expected, but still had a very generous amount of hops that contributed a nice bitterness to the beer and to the aftertaste
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump at Princeton. Golden, clear, white head. Noble hop aroma. Flavor is a combination of nutty malts and noble hops, with a malty finish. Nice and drinkable.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 06.25.04 Hand Pump, Princeton. Light and clear copper. Poured without effervescence; wispy head. Bready flavors, papery sweet, very mildly floral like honeysuckle nectar. Mild, English tasting hops with a bright finish. Worlds better than some very expensive 'pale ales' I've sampled from bottles, probably because the Brits have never really mastered bottling their awesome beers. If this is a taste of what cask beers are like in England, then book me on the next flight across the pond.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump. Fine real ale. One of the first beers I have had at this temperature. It was fine and easy to drink throughout. A good mellow beer. Beautiful cascading from the hand pump.
jdjuice (463) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting. I haven’t had the opportunity to try some of the stranger beers out there, and this is definitely one of them. Came with a very nice rocky white head with small bubbles and a smoothness similar to Guinness. Very smooth due to low carbonation and a very nice maltiness with a good deal of hoppiness. A bit more than a one-off, definitely would like to enjoy again.
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, light lemon. Minimally carbonated, medium vody with some resin. Nice session beer.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pumped. Princeton Location. Very excellent pale ale. Me and my friend had to drink this very fast as there was a private party coming in 20 minutes after we got there. Not a lot of time to enjoy, but excellent nontheless
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Princeton - Hand pump
- Unfiltered, pours a bit cloudy. MIld english hop nose with a hint of malt. Caramel in mid-taste, followed by dry maltiness. Great beer for a warm day, heck any day...
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2004 Total Score: 3.4
Noting this was an English pale ale, I had to keep myself from wandering to the typical profile of what I expect anything with "pale ale" to taste like. Definitely exhibits the qualities I expect from English hops, but that in itself limits me to the maximum rating I can give. Likely the byproduct of my American tastes, this one was a bit on the light side for my tastes. An exemplory version of an EPA, but not my favorite style.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Descent pale ale. There were actually more hops in this than in the IPA. Had some similarities to the Smuttynose Shoals, but the flavors were weaker. Certainly a descent beer.