Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite pale ale. It takes full advantage of its hops for both sweetness and bitterness. It has a well-rounded flavor that you can just sit back and enjoy, but it doesnít get lost with food. This is a great social beer for those who prefer a little more flavor than most of the other easy-to-find American beers.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I must say Iím disappointed. I had heard great things about this beer, and it was okay, but nothing earth shattering. A strange taste, but a sweet aroma. Okay, but Iíve had better.
achtungpv (190) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 For years I've heard 'Sierra Nevada this, Sierra Nevada that.' To bad this isn't flavor and that isn't taste.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Clean, slightly bitter but pleasant taste. Has grown on me a little bit since I first tried it. A very solid beer overall.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2003 i really enjoy this beer and also love their unfiltered wheat.....this beer is a classic APA.....just a WONDERFUL beer!..re-rate...full of tasty bittering hops...still has a nice malty quality to it...balanced APA, but overall body seems a bit thin.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good Beer. I donít usually go for a Pale Ale so the marks are a bit off the average. I am not the biggest fan of a very hoppy beer but this one was better than normal. Do I taste wine? It did put me over the edge tonight so it also gets some points there. If you like pale ale, you will love this.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite pale ales. very good with meals, or just to sit around and enjoy a cold beer in the summer.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let it be said I LOVE this style. I had a few (4) bottles of this while I was working my grill. Have you ever noticed your ratings go UP as you drink more than one? Me too. Anyway, this solid brew pours a perfect hazy amber (tiny particles of yummy yeast). The huge rocky/frothy off-white (more white than off) head is mostly to fully lasting with good lacing. The lovely nose is mostly grapefruit (go figure - APA) with the addition of toasty hay/straw, pine, moldy cheese (yum!!), and earth. The balanced flavor is heavy with a beautiful long bitter (yeasty, nutty) finish). The crisp, SMOOTH, creamy satisfying palate is light to medium with soft carbonation and a moderately clean (astringent) finish. Warning - HIGHLY QUAFFABLE, DONíT IMBIBE BEFORE WORK - UNLESS YOU HAVE A CALL-IN TO SPEND!!!!!
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It seemed bitter and a little weak, a little too ípaleí for me.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 14, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Good hoppy pale ale. Very distinct flavor. I like Bass a little better.