nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sierra Nevada is "The Budweiser of California" as I remember overhearing in a bar years ago. That comment made me laugh, because it is to appropriate. It is THE signature US west-coast dry-hopped pale ale with, what seems to be the widest distribution. Cascade hop flavor, but not too much. Nice body, but not too much. Extremely clean alcohol finish. A good beer, but not much character. A nice sanitized introduction to the US west coast pale ale style.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber in color with about a quarter inch white head. tasted of spices and hops, nice even taste. nice smooth finish.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After having had this on draft, I was not very surprised that this beer was almost exactly the same. Perhaps a little stronger in the bottle, this beer preserves its hoppy taste and fragrant nose. A bitter aftertaste makes me like it less, however. Not a bad beer with dinner.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 A quality ale with complex floral/pine/citrus hoppy aroma and taste. The palate is smooth and neither thick nor thin. Overall I really like this beer,
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange with thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of spices and hops. Taste is hoppy and spicy. A little on the smooth side. Solid go-to beer.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of the great stalwarts of good American beer, and it never ceases to disappoint. Its hoppiness is exceptionally bracing, and though it does not have the degree of bitterness to be an IPA, it offers something to the hop lover. It is crisply refresing on a hot day, yet still enjoyed on a cold Canadian evening.
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Pale ale that borders a IPA. Great malt to hops ratio. Very crisp ale with lots of hops and lots of flavor.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I am done with this company, this was the last straw, everything they make taste awful, horrible flavor, nothing but a pure pale ale like if budweiser started making pale ales. never again with anything from them.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice pale ale. Deep amber color. Very easy finsih. Always available.
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the go to beer when you can’t find anything else worth a damn. Excellent body and aroma. This is a straight up pale ale.