herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As far as a pale ale goes- this is a gem. It is hoppy to the max and I can definitely say it has ovaries!! The aroma is an intense precursor to an intense hoppy flavor.
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great hoppy flavor! a great drinking beer.
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy amber with dense tan head.Small bead. Faintly fruity hop nose. Well hopped but well balanced. Lots of carbonation. Great stuff
dougd99 (11) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I dont drink it often. But every time I do I wonder why I waste my time with lesser beers>
beermonger (11) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
SNPA is the best beer that I buy regularly. Itís widely available and reasonably priced (less than $30/case). Itís got a fruity aroma and crisp taste. Great color and head; a nice-looking beer. Very refreshing. Nothing to complain about from where I sit. There arenít many beers that I drink regularly that rank above it (I think Victory Hop Devil may be a hair better).
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 6/11/02: Hoppy/Hoppy/Hoppy...Start/Middle/Finish...thats all I have in my notes, rated later in the beer drinking night if you know what I mean...6/13/02: very strong grapefruit presence
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The better of three most common PAís in my neck of the woods (Bass, this, and Sammy). A little darker body with a more complex malt flavoring to compliment the strong hops.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A "staple" APA in the fridge and I am glad that is so readily available. In my top 5 list of favorite pales, IPA or APA. If only I could find a bottle of "Harvest Ale" to sample! Cheers!
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich aroma. Hoppy taste with fruity and flowery subtleties. Very carbonated. I could drink a lot of these.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I new that one day i would have to try this one,iím glad i did, nice color to itvery well hopped in aroma and flavor with a very slight bite at the end i dont know if itís worth paying $11 for a 6 pack real often but worth it once in a great while