Rhino (57) - USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good beer with a nice aroma to it.
pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like Sierra Nevada. The Pale Ale was the 1st micro-brew I ever tried. I still order it, as long as it is on tap. GOOD beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Updated: Copper gold copper, huge white creamy head, which left an inch high dollop in the bottom of the glass when I had finished. Light malty and musty aroma, with some fruitiness and a tingle of citric hops. Flavor was light and balanced, with a touch of light fruity malt and tingly hops. Creamy malt palate. Not as great as I remember it, but still a pretty good beer, and one of the best with such a wide distribution.
C5Drvr (18) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ppcpilot (21) - Port Allen, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral aroma, short white head. Little lacing. Kinda reminds me of lebanese tea. Tastes of roses on the first pull, slight but not overwhelming bitterness. A good sipping beer. Lots of carbonation. Slightly on the amber side of Golden.
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Extremely hoppy, citrusy pale ale. An old standby. Best in hot weather at a BBQ. OBVIOUS use of cascade hops to great effect.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The popularity of this beer amazes me. A top seller anywhere. Awesome floral bready aroma. Clean white head. Deep golden hue. Expertly balanced, pleasant malts first, medium bodied, and lovely long hopped out finish. A classic no doubt.
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great tasting beer that is widely available. The natural carbination is a definate plus.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really really good- perfectly done. Nice and bitter yet still some malt character. Available practically anywhere and the price is decent for how good it is. I am impressed with how they bottle condition every bottle- that adds a lot to the cost of producing and I appreciate that they take the extra effort- it makes a big difference.
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great on tap, good from the bottle. Practically flat sometimes, though. Flavorful. In Northern California you can find it everywhere.