robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not being a fan of pale ales, I was surprised and pleased with Sierra Nevada. Very good Brewery.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 On first taste the bitterness came out strong, but then settled into a nice refreshing slightly fruity taste. A good hot summer day beer. This is great on tap. one of my favorite easy to find beers.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Bottled. Rusty orange colour, thin disapparing head. Gentle carbonation so surprisingly fizzy in the mouth. Hints of watery fruit, crisp and malty taste.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I haven’t yet had many pale ales, but I have to say this was suprisingly tasty. I was expecting more bitterness. I noticed the fruitiness, but only slightly. Definitely will return to this beer in the future.
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this after a long day working at the stonehouse bistro.. Excellent beer. pretty dark, but overall excellent qualities.
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sort of the de facto standard for an APA. slightly weak aroma of hops and some malt, but plenty of bitterness that tastes mostly like cascades and a solid malt backbone. this beer is (and should be) the basis for all american pale ales.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden in color with little head. Has a fruity taste, but not too fruity. It compliments its fruit flavor with a nice bitterness. Has a good aftertaste that leaves you wanting another drink. All and all a solid beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good pale ale. Didn’t strike me as one of the best, but it was solid. Being as widely available as it is I guess it was better then i expected it to be. Will purchase when in need of a descent pale ale with enough time to get to my local grocer, otherwise will probably head to binny’s or sams for something a little bolder.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites, second only to Boulevard’s Pale Ale for Pale Ales. Very good.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the signature beer for Sierra Nevada or it ought to be. Golden bronzen color, translucent, small white head. Aroma is piney(yea did they say cascade), slightly peppery and malty sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, but well balances. Full bodied for the style, this beer is a classic. Balanced(malt and hops) finish. Excellent beer.