Goodgrief (1813) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ll give this one high marks because I simply do not like hoppy beers...and this one was pretty hoppy and I liked it. The hop taste hits you quick, but the citrusy accents keeps it from having that typical hoppy aftertaste that I don’t particulary care for. Pretty complex taste for a pale ale...and for a pale ale, I have to give it two thumbs up.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color, slight hoppy aroma (pils has more!). Thin mouthfeel, but nice malt /hops balance up front. A bit of bitterness in the finish. Session beer, a bit better than the US version.
boto (1892) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Victory: An interesting side-by side comparison of US and UK Pale Ales. The colors are about the same, being golden with small white heads, with some lacing down the glass. The UK version has a bit less aroma to it. The main notes are malts and hops. There was a good malt body and hop taste. Slightly more malty than the US version. Well balanced. Very Nice. Slight edge to the US version.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Brewery-Actually preferred the USPA. This one has the dustier taste that british yeasts result in. Less fruity esthers than its sister, but easily drinkable. Still, a bit too bland for my tastes. Nothing especially notable.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Victory. Admittedly better than Victory’s sister beer the US PA; still not a beer taht wows you. Once again, though, this does exactly what Victory intended, just showcasing the differences in the hops. I prefer American hops, but can definitely admit that this was a better bittered and better balanced beer.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Andy’s, amber, nice taste but lacking in aroma, disscussed this with maibock and I tend to agree, more like a bitter. Smooth and easy to drink.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Andys. Golden in color with a slight haze, white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Malty flavor with a nice blend of hops. Smooth tasting. Well balanced beeer. Very nice subtle flavor. Nice beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Andy’s.Golden, slight haze, white head. Fruity, slightly hoppy, subdued aroma. Malty flavor with a pleasant blend of hops. On the light side, but flavors mesh well. Nothing over the top as far as hops go, especially for a cask. Better than the US version, but seemed lacking for a PA, and more like a bitter.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than the US version. Copper colored, with aroma of caramel malt, floral spicy hops. Has a solid caramel malt taste backed up by hops and citrus.
pivo (2593) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CASK: Grain husk smells with some dusty qualities. gold color, sticky head. Quick warm round matl with a subtle hop bitter. Thinnish. Overall not so excting. Was rather dissappointed, though its still an OK brew.