abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is more than the sum of its parts. The hops are pronounced, but not really secial. The pour was OK, but not outstanding. The flavor is somewhat tart and bitter without being overpowering. Overall, this is a good beer but not a great one. It makes a terrific standby when I’m not sure what I want to drink.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 Ok, 862 people have described this before me, and the hops/malt contingency are listed above in the official description, so why talk about what you already know? Let’s talk about the beer itself. It’s extremely refreshing after a hot day outdoors. The hops get your attention, and grandly enough, KEEP your attention throughout the session. It is highly recommended with American food, as it cleanses the palate wonderfully, but doesn’t stick around forever. Wonderful infusion for a PA. Like it, and definitely recommend it.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I can’t argue with the fact that some quality resides with this beer. However, I have tried and I cannot get into this beer. I simply don’t like the hoppy taste...this does not seem like beer to me. Oh well...
bbwcfan (11) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Disgusting. Horrible. I could not even get down a bottle. It’s absolutely hideous. I do not know WHY people reccomend this so much. Not my style at all.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber hue, honest white head with good lacing. Moderately high carbonation. Spicy citrusy and soapy c-hops aroma with a generous maltiness reminding sweet honey. More than honest bitterness, grapefruity. Medium body with high, but fading out carbonation. Refreshing and packing a lot of taste. Respect worthy. Terrific balance if not the most interesting in its class.
jeffonyc (3) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, this is the best Pale Ale you’ll find. There are better ales, but Sierra Nevada can be found locally, and blows most away in its category like Bass Ale. This beer has a bitter after taste, that takes getting used too, but once you acquire a taste for it, you’ll love it. A top rated beer, very well worth it. ENJOY!!
Ungstrup (30785) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light amber beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and dry with notes of grass and hops. The end is rather dry.
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with off-white medium head. Nose is floral hops. Taste is well balanced but predominately hops, with an evergreen (juniper) flavor as well. Finishes with a refreshing bitter hops aftertaste. Not particularly complex but excellent as a pale example.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
darker golden body. medium head. hops but not over powering good taste. pine, citrus. good but not great. ill try again.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first Pale I ever tried,and one of my standby’s.
Great hop flavor that you just gotta love with just enough malts to balance things out.