swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sierra Nevada is one of the most respected breweries an dwith just cause, their line of beers are quite tasty. This is their signature brew adn one look of this golden colored ale is enough to entice any beer enthusiast. The taste is crisp with a great balance of the hops. If you are hanging in the bar and are looking for a great beer to hang with then give this a try.
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know it. Its the mother of APAs, like it or not. Nice head,nice aroma, nice color, nice flavor. Easy to drink but also gives ya something to ponder. I do prefer the draft version myself. Enjoy! Bert
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What can I say that hasnít been said. Itís the classic. Pours a straw yellow with a restrained head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine wafts from the glass. The flavor is clean and simple. A tried and true idea of adding a great amount of piney cascade hops and lite caramel malts to make a great beer. Some really overdo the bitterness or try to get cute and deviate far from this recipe. Not that experimentation isnít great, but I have yet to try a true APA that was better than this classic.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep honey color with very thick and lasting head. High carbonation is present at first but dissipates fairly quickly. Nice smooth taste with a light hint of apple. Ends with slightly bitter taste on tongue and back of throat. I prefer a little more bitterness, but this is a really good APA. Highly drinkable. Well worth trying.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice copper color with beutiful white head. Goodbitterness with hints of sweetness in the aftertaste.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Indeed different from the draft version. Clear medium amber color with an off-white soda pop head. No lacing. Musty hop aroma. Highly carbonated. Flavor is better with a decent balance of malt and hop. Hops provide a lasting bitterness. Fair. Preferred the draft version.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 Pours a light amber color. Hoppy aroma...solid...but nothing too special imo. Citrusy, hoppy flavor, with a mildy bitter finish. Very solid brew. I like it better than the Bells APA and about the same as Boulevardís APA. Itís nothing I want to write home about, but I could drink it pretty much anytime.
deafnessashout (4) - USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sometimes I feel like this beer is overrated and too expensive for the taste. Too many people buy this beer cause they like the look, there are many better pale ales, Bells, Three Floyds, etc.
buzzard (3) - Smithton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Bottle. Pours orange to light amber. Hazy with light suspended particles. Small creamy white head mostly diminishes but a spare one holds throughout. Good lacing. Smells of citus and hops with hint of pine. Medium body with a nice silky, slick mouthfeel. Slightly sweet at the start with a moderately bitter finish as the hops come through and a nutty flavor coming out late. Good everyday beer
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good citrus, hop and light floral taste. I just like the fact of the well balance and strong hopness of it.