ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
always a good choice when i can’t get to a place with a lot of microbrews. an easy drinkin hoppy beer.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh. I think this is an overrated beer myself. It was way too tangy and sweet for me. It was too pale for me, and had a strong aftertaste. I was not impressed
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Along with Rolling ROck, one of my favoriet pale ales. Very smooth, easy to drink, and damn good.
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even tasting and not too carbonated.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter and less flavor than I remembered from previous samples. Of course, I may be demanding more and more flavor from my beers. Nicely balanced, light, hoppy beer. Dry, refreshing, citrus finish. Nice because its so available, often saving one from having to order a macrobrew when dining out.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid beer from a solid brewery who has been around forever - Sierra Nevada is an icon in the microbrew world - the respect they have earned ranks right up there with the other US microbrew pioneers like Anchor Steam and Redhook.
Not this is a hoppy beer ... not much malt in any of the SN products - just know, when drinking any SN beers - you will get a good dose of hops - sometimes even unbalanced - but that is their style and a solid one at that.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A generic amber with a nudge of spice and of course the APA-style’s characteristic hops. Many see this as the definition of an APA. I think Anchor Liberty is also quite decent.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 (Re-rate)Clear, golden/light amber. Thin,persistent white,somewhat creamy head. Nose is filled with citrusy hops and some underlying malt as well. Medium bodied, satisfying toasted sweet malt profile washed away gracefully by the juicy,citrusy hops making for a slightly dry/bitter in the finish. The balance of this beer is exceptional. Its refined,fully flavored, rich and rounded. There really isnt anything wrong with it. Awesome APA and the best 'supermarket' beer out there.
corpse (7) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Sierra Nevada is my favorite everyday type beer. Slightly bitter with a little bite. Only gets better as you go along. Great beer to have with food.