frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initially pungent aroma, as if I just walked into the Small Mammal House at the zoo. Subsided to moderate pine hops with hints of nuts and ice cream, and a slight background of some sort of fuel... maybe kerosene. Spicy hop flavor to start with a woody, honey middle and a mildly bitter end. Golden amber color with a sudsy, almost-white head and teeny-tiny particles.
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AgeDaddy (8) - Abingdon, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My brother introduced me to it last summer. Excellent beer and one of my personal favorites. If youíre tired of drinking watered down tasteless beer then give this pale ale a try. Full of flavor with a lot of bitterness at the begining but it smoothes out as you get into it. One of the best drunks Iíve ever been on too!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice, golden color with mild carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. A bitt hoppy for a pale ale, but very enjoyable. Another fine effort from a great brewer.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber with a good off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Great balance of malt and hops in the flavor with hop bitterness picking up in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Very nice pale ale.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, and this is a mass produced beer oh my god Budweiser and Miller and all the other swill makers should follow by example. Sierra Nevada PAle ale....MMMMM BEER
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Continuing my voyage of discovery through North American beers (or at least the few that trickle into my local supermarket) I found this exceptional little bottle with an astonishingly complex aroma of herbs, flowers, even incense. Malty taste, and what I am coming to recognise as typically dry American bitterness.
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know many people like this beer but it doesnít work for me. I find it difficult to drink and find itís flavor somewhat confusing and complex. Sure, there is a lot going on here but just doesnít satisfy my taste. Technically, it a good beer but not my cup of tea at all.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice aroma with an average, golden appearance. Excellent malty flavor and great mouthfeel, although a bit short finish
Overall a very drinkable pale ale.
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good bitter tasting beer. If you are not into beers with a bite, donít try. one of the few beers I consistently purchase.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 I honed my taste for hops on this flowery ale. This beer has one of the most distinctive floral aromas of any pale ale I’ve had with such a large distribution. Don’t let your ability to buy this beer at the grocery store fool you--it is good beer. Seek it out on tap.