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.
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice colour, amberish hue. Very drinkable so it can be enjoyed with non-beer geeks. Smooth, but not overly so. Nice bitter flavour, particularly during the finish. Great beer.
CamdenD (1123) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, we all know about this one. Highly drinkable and well-hopped. I suppose this is the high-water mark for the APA.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great use of hops. Nice spicy flavor. Bitter but balanced. You can feel your tastebuds water as each sip approaches. As far as pale ales are concerned, Sierra Nevada sets the standard.
Giant (4) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best American Pale Ale ever made. It is consistent year after year. The way it is bottle conditioned makes it extra special. This is an ale that really grows on you. Definitely the standard of American Pale Ales!
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing beer. Pours with a little bit of white head. The smell of hops makes your mouth water. The taste is very well balanced. Might not be the top beer in its category but for what it is, it’s great.
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes very clean. Noticeably better when drunk from a glass. Quite bitter.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shocking I havent rated this beer yet. A good excuse to have another. NIce grainy amber color. Soft hop aroma with some pleasant citrus notes. Slightly sweet floral hop flavor. Fairly well balanced, somewhat spicy on the palate. A good not to over the top pale.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
above average pale ale. has the sierra nevada bite. starts off bitter but becomes slightly sweeter towards the end. better from tap than bottle.