teachgerman (5) - Hickory, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generally a good beer. Nice golden to amber color, clear with a good amount of carbonation. Nice 1/4 inch head, tightly packed, lasting. Good initial bite of flavor, spicy but not overpowering. Finishes with a nutty flavor.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color with a large covering cream. Stinky, doughy and sweaty yeast aroma, which hints of medicine and vitamins, unsuccessfully attempts to disguise itself with a lightly aromatic, herbaceous and floral hop scent. Light caramel in the nose as well, but pretty much just stinky yeast and dulled hops. I still find the yeast character to be obtrusive upon tasting, though not as bad as the aroma. The malt flavor is very light and grainy and to me, doesnít blend well at all with the mildly aggresive hop flavor and bitterness. The hops which shift from herbaceous, to floral to piney (on the finish) are moderately pleasing, but overall, this is just a poorly balanced beer.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good solid beer. A little after taste that was pleasant to have. A pleasure to drink. Went well with the hot wings.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sadly this beer used to be one of my favorites. until i started drinking more beer. that said it is still one of the best more mainstream beers around. great starter beer. not as hoppy or full bodied as some of the better ones but definitely your best choice in most bars and clubs.
windowpaine17 (3) - USA - AUG 9, 2005 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This a very unimpressive pale ale that is all too often drank by people trying to drink good beer.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Pours to a golden copper colored body with a thin oily white head. The aroma is bready and light citrus. A touch too weak. The flavor is malty, breads, floral, and citrus hops. Mostly malty with a spicy hop kick. The palate is medium bodied with a light creaminess and carbonation. 3.3 total.
resampled at my companyís quarterly meeting on Jan 19th. The flavor was much nicer this time around. Palate too. Much better this time around.
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great American Pale Ale. One of the best readily available around the country. I can buy it at the local Publix grocery chain. Great aroma and flavor. Crisp clean taste with lots of hops and hints of fruit.
iamacaktus (4) - granite bay, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing for a bottled beer. Itís better on tap like most everything...but hardly. Easily the best Pale Ale thatís readily available anywhere, and possibly the best one on the planet. Sierra Nevada canít be beat. Perfect weight, not to thin or thick. The color is kinda ugly...but thatís not so important in the longrun.
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Who are we kidding, everyone knows what this beer tastes like. If you donít, go get one. I promise, youíll like it.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber color decent sized off-white head aroma of hops, malt, & sweetness, good clean taste, very smooth, a tiny amount of hops in the taste, drinkable.