Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Bottle – Poured a golden brew with a nice head. Aroma of sweetness from the cascade hops is killing me. Carbonation is ok with average body. Taste is just incredible, huge creamy and sweet taste with a lingering aftertaste at the end. I thought this one was overrated since I couldn’t understand how a pale ale could be rated so high, I now understand.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 The perfect American Pale Ale. This is the measure by which all others are judged.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap in a plastic cup at a block party. not bad for a kegger fest! not much left to say that hasn't been said already here, enjoyable dark golden with thin white head and nice mild hoppy mouthfeel. had many of these in the bottle, but long ago!
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at Dukes Sports Bar, Manhattan.
Served in a dukes own bespoke glassware, a mug come jar?%? Amber slight lacy white head. Hoppy aroma. Moderate length of flavour on the palate. Perfectably acceptable and particularly welcome before my expedition into American historic larger.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with white head.
Aroma is sweet and fruity with a nice balance of malt and hops.
The flavor seems to tip the scales in the hop direction with excellent grapefruit flesh flavors.
The mouthfeel nicely coats the mouth and the hops leave a slick feeling resting on the tongue.
A very refreshing and tasty brew, a great every day drinking beer and transition beer
chispito (21) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Re-rated: I had to up my rating for Ol’ SNPA. Delicious, goes with hearty food, especially spicy. Say, carne asada burritos with ample lime. Definitely don’t drink this with a dainty, or nuanced meal, as this Pale will totally annihilate the food and, frankly, embarrass it with a masterstroke of bold complexity. It smells like fruit and flowers and the first taste is like, "Whoa, hops." Then you actually taste the fruits and flowers, before a delicious wheatiness glides over the palette and prepares you for the next mouthfull. How do they make so much, and make it so delicious? At $7 a sixer at the local supermarket, I’ll take it.
Goblincat (383) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light orange coppery color, with very thin head. Nice hoppy scent. Very floral taste with a very nice hopp bite. A solid beer.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Always good and always around. A very well balanaced ale with a refereshing mouthfeel and traditional pale palate.
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Bottle. Swirl and pour the yeast in from the bottom inch over the head. I once feared these yeast "floaties," but the free vitamins from SN are welcome and boost the flavor leaving an orange rind, and citrus/spruce finish.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 This really is the prefect example to what a pale ale should be. Its like dirnking a boque of flowers but yet plenty of hops to keep you on your toes. Flagship beer for SN is a winner