Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber with decent head and lacing. Disappointing aroma in that there is only a very little to smell of aromatic hops. Not a highly carbonated beer, so the mouthfeel was better than average. The carbonation didn’t burn when you keep the beer in your mouth for an extended period of time. The floral bitterness is what I taste initially, then other sweet citrus and malt flavors rear their heads. Good aftertaste with some complexity.
dj4u2no (13) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My everyday beer because i’m a hop head. I think if you haven’t tried this yet you’re missing out on a delicious experience.
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur orangée surmontée d’une faible à moyenne quantité de mousse blanche tachetée. Des multitudes de dépôts microscopiques circulent librement dans le verre. Arômes très parfumés de houblons citronnés, de levure et de faible caramel . Une intelligente combinaison de houblons floral et amérisant en bouche s’exclame sur un malt plein de corps et un tantinnet sucré. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation active et très piquante, finale légèrement amérisante. Satisfaisante et sans prétention, une excellente Pale Ale.
Nejhleader (1418) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2006 I liked the draft of this version better, but the difference is hardly noticable. good beer nice well balanced hop taste.
thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle; a friend asked me if i were stranded on a desert island with only one beer to choose; this would be it. Hands down, in my opinion, the best american pale ale ever brewed. Cascade hops are great.
Gilamonster24 (8) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 8, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 the pride of chico, this american pale ale is the best pale i’ve yet to come in contact with.
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first time I had SNPA, I thought why would anybody ever want to drink something so bitter. Little did I know, that that was only the tip of the hops iceberg, and that I would come to love that flavor.
fluentsky (10) - Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Yeasty nose with mild hop overtones. Medium amber pour with non-lasting, lightly carbonated head. Herbal, almost perfumy topnote with slight bitterness. Varietal gracenotes with slight hints of burnt caramel. Mildly bitter, slightly lingering finish. Good stuff. Remember to not drink the last ounce or so because it’s bottle conditioned – Unless you like a good brewer’s yeast hit.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank this out of the bottle just to do something different. Suprisingly it was just as good. Hop notes are almost downplayed because you get a more concentrated stream. It is more bitter at first, but then it fades faster cause less of your tongue gets coated. Still a great beer that I am thrilled is almost everywhere now.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium amber color with little to no head. Fresh hoppy and flowery nose, with crisp hop and pine flavors balanced with citrus and even a hint of fruity sweetness. I prefer hoppier pale ales, but this is definitely the most well balanced one I’ve had.