Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2002
I was surprised by how good this was. I really liked the sweet taste and the smoothness. I also celebrate thier 15 years of brewing, by drinking this clutch beer! jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Very malty aroma, nice head. Good presence of barley. Slightly watery in the finish. Mild hop character. A smooth brew, enjoyable. schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
This copper brew is clean and refreshing. I don't want to sound like a macro beer ad though and want to add that it may be a little too light. It has a grainy flavor with low hoppiness that lends itself to being a good session beer that you will see you through a few rounds of asshole. Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Malty aroma with just a touch of English hops blended in. Clear copper color, pretty good head retention. Smooth maltiness in the flavor, with a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Medium body. Nothing fancy or overly complex, but a very well-crafted English Pale Ale. A great example of the style. celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
This is nice. Beautiful copper color. Nice head that lasted longer than many other brews, but leaving a nice lacing throughout. Aroma was moderate, but it did have quite a nice flavor with adequate carbonation. Price was a little higher than I'd like, but it is definitely one I'd get again. A must have in any beer cellar.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Aroma is gritty, but in the positive 50’s sense of True Grit magazine. Nice foamy head and a bit of lacing. Flavor is very strong with an amazing up-peak balance of hops and malt. This is an excellent beer for a nightcap (or hair of the dog I would imagine). jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours beautiful amber with small head but very nice lacing. Wonderful balance with nice hops and creamy, tasty hops. Overall I like this beer a lot. IndianaRed (4936) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle Pours a deep golden amber with a hefty, dense light tan head. Lots of lasting sticky lacing. Mild fairly sweet malts are on the nose with subtle hops. No real sharp citrus or piney notes. Flavors are a sweet bready malt flavor. Slightlly woody with very little hops again. Very mild bitterness at the end. Feel is very smoth and a littel heavy. Quite soft on the carbonation."quaffable but far from inspiring" porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2006
(Bottle (stamped "112605") via trade with Degarth, thanks Joe!) Pours cloudy amber orange with a nice biscuit head. Aroma fairly hoppy, also caramel, vanilla and malt. Mouthfeel fairly smooth and full, a little dryish. Small rings of weepy lacing. Flavor is moderate bitterness overlaying light caramel, very light fruity hops, vanilla and maltiness. Pretty nice. RSRIZZO (2020) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 10/8/2002. Aroma is a lightly sweet malt scent. Color is a rich brown with a hint of red to it. Carbonation is good with a nice head. Taste is malty with a mild bitterness. Starting with a light medium body with a smooth feel. Finish is a nice crisp malty taste backed by a mild bitterness. This is a very smooth and well balanced beer.