braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strongly aromatic pale ale with a dark orange pour and medium white head. Spicy and citrusy with a slight bitter finish. Exceptionally clean taste and feel; Sierra Nevada seems to have a knack for producing beers without a single false note. A great ale for regular consumption.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had heard great things about this beer, and every one of them was true, had this one on my 21st and loved it, great choice, great flavor
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber colour. Medium white head.
Clear hoppy taste. A little yeast flavour.
Fresh, fruity, spicy and smooth with segments of lime.
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light citrus hop aroma with a small white head. The light orange beer had little lacing in the bottle conditioned beer that I had. Light bitter grapefuit taste with a small finish not bad but not great beer.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow body with minimal white head. Buring nose hops in the aroma, citrus. Huge citrus taste, slight sweetness up front. Lots of hops. Finish is bitter, with quite a bite to it. Nice!
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Mustang3 for sharing!
Pours a cloudy orangey yellow body. head is thin, white. Aromas are hoppy, citrus, bready. Nice. taste is sweet and bitter, hoppy, herbs, grassy. Good. FInish is bitter, nice bite. A great beer that is apparently very accessible everywhere else but here. Thanks Kevin!
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden brown color with nice hops & grapefruit aroma. Love the sweetness and bitterness together in the initial flavor. Finish is a bit too floral for my taste, but this is a great APA. Truly a beer lovers beer, others just cringe and question your sanity.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 probably my favorite american pale ale. nice aroma and great body. very tasty.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i had this once before i knew what good beer tasted like. and it was terrible. needless to say i tried it again. here goes. pours a nice golden color not much head a little lacing in the glass. nice hop bitterness and a good malty mouth feel. i am glad i tried this again i think i have found a new every day beer.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 My favorite beer. Nice amber color with a bit of yeast floating around (bottle conditioned). Decent head with good lacing. A perfect balance of malt and delicious cascade hops. Citrus and grapefruit notes throughout. This is one of the few beers that I try and suck the taste from the brew as it passes by my lips. If i could have only one beer the rest of my life, this would be it. It’s one of the few great beers you can find anywhere. From a grocery store to a gas station. Perfect .