aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Over the year's, I have yet to experience a bad bottle of this. Always pours with a great copper color and a strong head. Solid hop aroma leads to a slight malt sweetness that is coupled with moderate grapefruit bitterness. Very well balanced and consistent, it is the prototypical American pale ale.
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The SN Pale Ale pours a clear and pale golden amber. The head is quite frothy but dies a brave death in only a few minutes. Quite a refreshing looking beer before the first taste. The aroma is, as would be expected, hoppy, with a spicy and very subtle floral.
The SN Pale Ale is what it is, and that's tasty. Not delicious. Not hearty. Refreshing and tasty. It drinks smooth with a bitterness that is not overpowering. The initial bitterness fades after a sweet finish.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White weak head. Dark orange color. Aroma is moderately hoppy with fruit (citrus) notes. Flavor is hoppy too with wooden tones, ending in a moderately bitter and spicy dry finish. Medium bodied.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice nose with hints of fruit, pours a nice pale golden color with minimal off-white head. bitter yet sweetly smooth. a lovely drinkable beer!
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful gold color, with a medium frothy off white head that goes away fast. Nice floral hops aroma, maybe even some fruit to the nose. Smooth, not as hoppy as I expected. A little bitter, yet creamy to finish. A very drinkable beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice alternative to most beers you'll find at a bar. A clean crisp and hoppy pale ale, but lacks a solid malt backbone and a thick body. Maybe I'm just spoiled by good ipas or imperials.
zeprck (24) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this beer. Looks great in the glass, laces well, and has a nice hoppy taste that's real easy to drink.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have this on draft at my local watering hole almost weekly. It pours a nice amber and has a good every day flavor. Nothing overly special about this one, just more like an old friend now. Good hop flavor too.
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I had this on my 40th Birthday...on a hot August evening. It was excellent. Great hop bite, without going over the edge.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber. Nice floral nose, some citrus. Great hop flavors with a bitter finish. A very fine pale.