teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 90% overall? Whatever. This crap tastes like grapefruit juice. I just donít get it. Why does evrybody 1like this piss? I would rather drink a coors light. Gross! I was VERY dissapointed in this. Their steam is much better. I just donít like this novelty stuff. Give me a nice Bass any day of the week.
RE-RATE: My, how times have changed. I love this beer. Like a Sierra Nevada Pale, but a little better. Just goes to show how unsophisticated my palate was back then!
Tejas (946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canít believe I havenít rated this one, especially considering itís my daily drinker and a solid one at that. Flowery aroma but not too much like SN. Flavor is also more balanced than SNPA. Malty at first then finishes with slight bitterness. Thereís other flavors present but Iíve never been able to figure them out. Best guess is some roastiness.
TBone (14794) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown color, creamy medium-sized off-white head, lace. Flowery aromatic hoppy nose. Crisp, flowery hoppy ale. Well-balanced, good bitter aftertaste. Tasty.
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love hops and therefore love this beer. You wonít get much else, but thats alright with me. A nice cloudy pour and some sweet overtones make this a personal favourite.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE: Initial smell is fruity (bananna). Strong fruity taste with a slight hop finish. Also has a floral hint in the finish
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle...Iíve been drinking this for a week, everyday...man, this is hoppy...I didnít recall it as being so massive in that direction...but this makes SNPA look like a MALTY beer! Head is lacking, but otherwise it looks yummy..smell is not so much grapefruit as I would have thought...maybe a bit light struck in my 6er this time...but the hop character seems FRESH aside from that...like my homebrew hop character...malt is just buried in hops...this is a nice lunch time or just after work beer for me, especially when I can sit on the patio and enjoy a mild sunny day.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some spiceyness and layers to this beer. No better way to commemorate Paul Revereís ride...especially for a San Franciscan beer The beer of freedom and liberty and America. Some hoppiness and a little bit of smoke.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, amber and transparent with a gorgeous meringue sitting proudly on top. I wasnít expecting that much head on it and was pleasantly surprised.
Some Cascade citrus and floral features up my nostrils, but with an extra spicy twist. Good cookie malt presence, bitterness has more bite than your average pale ales, but smoother than an IPA. I really, really enjoyed this one. Proof once more that, for me at least, balance and nuance beats exaggeration and obstreperousness (my secret word for today).
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Amber coloured ale, slightly hazy wirth a pretty thin head. Has all the typical ale-charachteristics with caramel and a scent of flowers. Pronounced, dry hoppiness.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice creamy head. Aroma is sort of tropical and citrucy. A very hoppy kick that reminds me of st arnolds elissa, but not as strong. Tastes a bit toasty and finishes bitter. Quite enjoyable however.