GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first time I had Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was during a visit to San Francisco in the mid-90s. It was also the last time I had this beer before today, thanks to the fact that it is unavailable in Canada. My appreciation for great beer has increased a lot in the years that have passed since then and now, so while I thought it tasted good back then, it's only now that I recognize the true greatness of this beer. From it's beautiful dark golden hue, to it's sweet & floral aroma, to that heavenly blast of hops that hits the back of your tongue as you swallow - it's a true classic.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh, I LIKE this. Pale orange color. Tall, sticky looking white head. The bitterness of the hops just slightly rides over the maltiness, but overall well balanced. Nice and easy to drink. A good gateway beer for budcoorsmiller drinkers to help them move up in the beer world.
fishonmyplane (416) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 The definitive American Pale Ale, and with good reason. It's crisp with a nice hop bite to it, very much like an IPA. Definite citrus presence in the flavor. This is a great beer on tap or in the bottle.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 Good pale ale. Dry hop taste without too much bitterness. Smooth and crisp. Stong hops and citrus taste, yet it finishes so smnooth. Amazingly crisp and clean.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap. Golden, pilser like body with a modest head. Aroma was of hops. Taste was of dry hops, slight malt and predominately of grapefruit tart. Swell carbonation. Definately the best choice I could have made out of the usual bud, miller, coors, bass selection. Not bad
drywallman (327) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I know everybody else is familiar with this brew, but I finally got around to tasting it. It has a nice orange amber color, long lasting .5 inch head, citrusy and piney hops aroma, and a very citrusy hop flavor. A great macro (not mega) brew for session drinking.
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Aroma of english style pale ale. Hoppy nose with a strong hops flavour. Bitter finish.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy. nearly an IPA but lacking the metallic bite. smells good. not my favorite but whatever.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange. little head. Malty and slightly sweet balanced with a nice cascade hopping. A very drinkable and pleasing ale.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Aroma- dreamlike, Palate – soft and buttery, Flavor – Striking, Hoppy as hell.
After about two of these Pale Ales I generally need a glass of water due to the IBU’s.
Every beer enthusiast and their mother has sampled this beer, I find no need to ramble on any longer.