I can't stand for breweries to label their beer as one thing when it's clearly something else. This isn't a pale ale, and the thing is...they know it. This has won gold at the 1992 GABF...as Best American Amber Ale. At least they entered it in the correct category, because I don't think it would have fared well at all against other pale ales. They're going for a Scottish thing...the name, there's plaid on the label, and they use heather in the recipe. Didn't do it for me. There are much better pale ales out there, and much better amber ales as well.
Reviewed: September 26, 2004