RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
This golden-hued ale has a distinctively balanced malt character and finishes with light toffee notes, a suggestion of nuts, and a clean brisk bitterness. The aroma is fruity and floral, with hints of orange from the hops, a soft smokiness, and vanilla from the medium toasted oak. NOTE: no longer made, replaced by the Firestone Pale Ale (an APA, not an EPA).

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beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Gold color, medium head. Medium malty, hoppy ale. Crisp malt flavor, good hop balance. Some subtle fruity overtones. Finish is clean, Aftertaste is delicately bitter. Very nice.

herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Thin body, floral nose,very middle of the road beer. Got one mixed into a sixer of Double Barrel which is definately better.

morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002

BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Seems like Firestone likes to take on English influnces. Nose shows shortbread beneath a typically Californian citric aroma. Palate is smooth, lightly carbonated. Flavor has a biscuity malt that's just a little dry and too light but is pleasing anyway. There's some peppery spice towards the end and a good lemony citrus finish.

Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2002
A solid west coast pale ale. Orange brew, good label. Citrus gel, west coast hops, sweet and bitter flavors. C02 sting. Some nutty tones when you lick yer moustache. Fast finish on a satisfying light palate.

bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Not a bad beer by any rating, but I'd go for the Firestone Double Barrel over this one...

PorterPounder (8283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Excellent Pale Ale. Sweet citrusy aroma upon pouring. Smooth finish - doesn't leave a lingering taste in the mouth like some pales tend to do. Just the right amount of hoppiness.

ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
I dont like to think to hard about rating beers. it goes something like this, crap-ok-good-great- this beer falls in the good side for me.

akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Golden color, no head, at least by the time it made it to my table at dinner. Nice malty sweet taste initially and then the hops hit me right in the back of the mouth and throat headed towards the nasal cavities. very interesting hop bite to it for that reason. seemed more like american hops to me than english hops. Glad i tried it but i think i will pass next time.

Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Quite hoppy...I would classify it as an APA not an English PA, but that's probably just me. Not balanced enough, has too thin a body. These brewers are clearly craftsmen; this one is just one-dimensional. It's pretty good.

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