jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a riviting golden/amber color with a good amount of carbonation. Has a nice strong smell of hops, apracote, and spicyness. Has a nice bite to it. Can really taste the bitter hops, and some piney spices. I really like how this beer feels in my mouth; has a nice body so you can enjoy the hoppy, spicy flavor from the front to the back of my tongue.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canít believe I havenít rated this yet.....it seems whenever thereís nothing else worth drinking thereís old faithful---SNPA. Medium gold color, medium head. Mild malts and hops. A hoppy, slightly malty pale ale. Full flavor. Good balance of hops to malts. Mouthfeel is basically smooth. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. The classic Pale ale. Iíve had some "not so good" bottles of this stuff, but I would attribute that to the poor storage practices of a few watering holes Iíve frequented.
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 Small Bottle.Pale orange in colour,Plenty of jif and hops,some satsuma,maybe clementine,sweet and cloying at the same time.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one of my favorite stock beers to just have around. Itís one of the first beers that got me interested in better beer (i.e., craft beer). Itís a great beer to introduce people to better beverages than they are used to. Great aroma with flowers and citrus (grapefruit), malt (hay or straw) and a bit of yeast. Very drinkable looking beer. The flavor is very nice to just sit and drink. I found that if I taste this in usual tasting fashion (for rating), I like it less. The flavor does not balance out as well as I would like and there is a very unpleasant bitter nutshell aftertaste. However, if I just sit and drink this thing, relatively cold, I really enjoy it. Though it may not be world class, it has its merit and I enjoy it very much.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sierra Nevada is "The Budweiser of California" as I remember overhearing in a bar years ago. That comment made me laugh, because it is to appropriate. It is THE signature US west-coast dry-hopped pale ale with, what seems to be the widest distribution. Cascade hop flavor, but not too much. Nice body, but not too much. Extremely clean alcohol finish. A good beer, but not much character. A nice sanitized introduction to the US west coast pale ale style.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber in color with about a quarter inch white head. tasted of spices and hops, nice even taste. nice smooth finish.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After having had this on draft, I was not very surprised that this beer was almost exactly the same. Perhaps a little stronger in the bottle, this beer preserves its hoppy taste and fragrant nose. A bitter aftertaste makes me like it less, however. Not a bad beer with dinner.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, golden amber in color, medium white head, minimal lacing, aroma of hops with a slight skunky smell, minimal floral, taste of hops and slight skunk and bitterness. a fairly mild and bland pale ale. i definitely donít agree with this being a good american pale ale. iíd drink it over budweiser or miller at the store but thatís about it.
riot8088 (3) - USA - JAN 13, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pale ale to compare other pale ales. Iím not saying its the best though, but I like it.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a small and quickly dissapearing head.. Nice floral and malt aroma. Has a mildly sweet taste with a good hoppy mix.. Good Pale Ale.