piscator34 (2090) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a tinge of amber. Hoppy aromas of grass and mild citrus. Some malt flavors, along with citrus hops and white grape skin. Assertive, but not overpowering bitterness. A little underwhelming, but this is still a solid performer.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good pale ale that is easily accesible. This tends to be the old stand by when I can’t get a CBC or GLB.
smasbeer (6) - Lees Summit, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome beer and potent. Allways a great selection. Smooth. My favorite for now.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There’s not much I can say about this beer that hasn’t been said.... It really is that good.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured amber with a large white head that left a lacing on the glass. Refreshing hoopy aroma. The taste has a huge kick of hops, with some very subtle but delightful citrus undertones. Good mouthfeel. I was really impressed by this beer.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden/amber color, clear, with a smaller head that goes pretty quickly. Lacing is decent. Nice, floral hoppy aroma. Flavors mainly hops, with a citrus back. Faint bitter aftertaste keeps you coming back for another sip.
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice brew. Pours out deep golden color with a head. Citrus (grapefruit) flavor. Hoppy taste to it. I really like this brew.
kane (111) - USA - OCT 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 The standard for its style. A beer that has maintained its quality while increasing its distribution range. The increase in availability has been perceived as a downgrade, but this beer is the preeminent American pale ale.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2004 I love this beer! Thank God (and Sierra Nevada) that you can walk into almost any place that sells beer and know that the worst you can do is SN Pale Ale. Very smooth and easy to drink. Hops stand out more than the malt.
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and hoppy, citrus aroma with great body! This is certainly a go-to beer when there is nothing more exotic on tap.