lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap from toronado 2003 verision, wow, large hop flavor and aroma, very grassy and piney, almost too over the top, very creamy as well, reminds me alot of an ipa
Dynamo (6) - USA - OCT 1, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply delicious. Having had all of Sierra Nevada's products, this is my favorite and that is saying something. In my own mind this is more of an IPA than a Pale Ale. If Sierra Nevada would bottle this I'd buy a truckload.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Today was the first day that the 2003 Harvest ale was released. I was there when the doors opened at the brewery. This beer was full of aroma. A much more hoppier scent than the standard pale. The beer had a nice nutty, piney flavor. The hops provided an excellent bitter finish. A fantastic ale.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold brown color. Small head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied pale ale, Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Fruity. It has the sweetness of a barley wine balance with the hop bite of a pale ale. Interesting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer. It's a shame they don't sell it all year. Great floral, hoppy nose, beautiful ruby color, and a wonderful palate pleasing taste.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a wonderful beer. I had it on draft and the keg was two years old! It was delicious. We used CO2 to dispense the beer but the head was so tight and creamy it appeared to have been poured with a nitrogen / CO2 mixture. This really is a great effort by Sierra Nevada and it makes me feel better about the brewery since I think their flagship pale ale has been slipping in flavor in recent years.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper color with a thin bead of foam on top. Great, thick maltiness to back up a wonderful hop palate. Assertive bitterness but definitely well balanced and enjoyable.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color and smell. Great fresh, bitter taste with a nice bite at the end. Great all around beer.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Amber, fair amount of carbonation. Creamy head. Hoppy and tangy taste. Altogether, tasty.
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even better than their "regular" pale ale, which is probably my favorite beer...this one has a tad bit sweeter taste, not so much a charred taste like the pale ale...get it while its good...