RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well you can check the list and tell I am a big Pale Ale fan. So my rating shouldn’t be a shock. Clean bitterness. Always seem to find this fresh and at the grocery store no less. A workhorse pale ale which manages to be in my top five APA list. Drink don’t ask.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Solid malt backbone is really quite nondescript. The hops are a bit more forceful, although this is really a quite balanced beer. One of the more aggressive APAs out there.
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you have never had the opportunity to sample this pale, all I can say is, ’Why the hell not?’ The best Pale Ale in North America.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent product from Sierra.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice, easy to acquire pale that always tastes fresh and hoppy. You can never go wrong picking up a six pack of these.
BrotherBeer (13) - Colfax, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy. Great hop smell, and great bitterness. A little more cloudiness would be great to match that big hop flavor. Maybe they could cut back on the flavor hops to balance the pale and hop flavors. Pretty good beer though!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Foamy, slight carbonation, deep amber color. Malty, and fruity on the nose, both of which appear in the flavor. Yeast adds to flavor, followed by sour citric aftertaste. Easy drinking and thirst-quenching.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good hoppy pale ale, this is the one that got me turned onto pales. Bonus, in thats its available almost anywhere.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - MAR 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know it is special beer, but doesn’t suit my fancy. Great aroma, but maybe it’s too much hops or something, I find it too bitter, pretty imbalanced IMO.
Too much hype for this beer, my friends buy em’ for me cuz they know I like ales and stouts and darker beers and figure this is the King but I was disappointed, I’ll have to try some of Sierra Nevadas other brews.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I’m in the mood for hops, this is what I reach for. I enjoy this beer more each time.