nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 A quality ale with complex floral/pine/citrus hoppy aroma and taste. The palate is smooth and neither thick nor thin. Overall I really like this beer,
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange with thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of spices and hops. Taste is hoppy and spicy. A little on the smooth side. Solid go-to beer.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of the great stalwarts of good American beer, and it never ceases to disappoint. Its hoppiness is exceptionally bracing, and though it does not have the degree of bitterness to be an IPA, it offers something to the hop lover. It is crisply refresing on a hot day, yet still enjoyed on a cold Canadian evening.
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Pale ale that borders a IPA. Great malt to hops ratio. Very crisp ale with lots of hops and lots of flavor.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I am done with this company, this was the last straw, everything they make taste awful, horrible flavor, nothing but a pure pale ale like if budweiser started making pale ales. never again with anything from them.
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice pale ale. Deep amber color. Very easy finsih. Always available.
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the go to beer when you can’t find anything else worth a damn. Excellent body and aroma. This is a straight up pale ale.
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice colour, amberish hue. Very drinkable so it can be enjoyed with non-beer geeks. Smooth, but not overly so. Nice bitter flavour, particularly during the finish. Great beer.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, we all know about this one. Highly drinkable and well-hopped. I suppose this is the high-water mark for the APA.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great use of hops. Nice spicy flavor. Bitter but balanced. You can feel your tastebuds water as each sip approaches. As far as pale ales are concerned, Sierra Nevada sets the standard.