homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hey this is hoppen fresh good. I smell the hops. I taste the hops. After a few bottles I hopped up and down. Can’t wait to try other Sierra Nevada Beer.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
i’ve never understood the reasoning by people drinking this bitter water. it’s horrible. the taste..the smell.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just about the best pale ale ever made. The distinctive hoppy taste is truly something to marvel at. Very smooth, how could you not like it?
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 One of the best of the Sierra Nevada line and a great go-to tap beer. Perfect amount of bitterness, very smooth and an addictive flavor that improves as the beer leaves your glass. Slight citrus notes in the malt but not overly malty, finish is crisp and hoppy, a perfect happy medium between a pale ale and an IPA if you ask me. Best easy-to-locate beer on the planet, my fridge is never without some.
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The more I drink this beer the better I like it. Great hoppy nose and dry full bodied brew. White mostly diminising head. Dry and full of flavor. A great and accessible beer. Check it out.
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall a great beer, and easy to find. Wonderful aromatic hops.
Jayb0 (1001) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 rerate: upping the aroma, just love the fruitiness of this beer's aroma and flavor. previous: Three pints into the evening I switched over to on old, but overlooked of late, favorite - and it delivered. The fresh aroma and immediate impact of the hops and balanced malt reminded me again of why this beer helped shape the revolution. Delicious.
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
hieronim (15) - Schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and clean with hints of fruit, one of the hoppier pales I personally have ever had. One of the better choices to be found on the supermarket shelf. Excellent beer.
Frank (2774) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Hopped to perfection. Hoppy nose with hints of lemon zest and grapefruit. Golden amber color, decent head with a tiny whisper of sediment from the last few drops in the bottle. Front is hoppy with malt becoming apparent later. Finish is a nice bitter citrus. Available at almost any supermarket at reasonable price so there’s no excuse not to try this immediately.