haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Bottled. Rusty orange colour, thin disapparing head. Gentle carbonation so surprisingly fizzy in the mouth. Hints of watery fruit, crisp and malty taste.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I havenít yet had many pale ales, but I have to say this was suprisingly tasty. I was expecting more bitterness. I noticed the fruitiness, but only slightly. Definitely will return to this beer in the future.
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this after a long day working at the stonehouse bistro.. Excellent beer. pretty dark, but overall excellent qualities.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sort of the de facto standard for an APA. slightly weak aroma of hops and some malt, but plenty of bitterness that tastes mostly like cascades and a solid malt backbone. this beer is (and should be) the basis for all american pale ales.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden in color with little head. Has a fruity taste, but not too fruity. It compliments its fruit flavor with a nice bitterness. Has a good aftertaste that leaves you wanting another drink. All and all a solid beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good pale ale. Didnít strike me as one of the best, but it was solid. Being as widely available as it is I guess it was better then i expected it to be. Will purchase when in need of a descent pale ale with enough time to get to my local grocer, otherwise will probably head to binnyís or sams for something a little bolder.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites, second only to Boulevardís Pale Ale for Pale Ales. Very good.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the signature beer for Sierra Nevada or it ought to be. Golden bronzen color, translucent, small white head. Aroma is piney(yea did they say cascade), slightly peppery and malty sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, but well balances. Full bodied for the style, this beer is a classic. Balanced(malt and hops) finish. Excellent beer.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a beer Iíve had a million times but never rated. deep gold color, perfectly carbonated, nice head with good retention. aroma of cacade hops and light caramel malts. well balanced and easy to drink-malt and hop in excellent balance. great beer.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good american pale ale, a bit hoppy, but that is ok, I wish it was a little more balanced, but its the top seller where I work, and Iíve never had a complaint about it in five years! People like it, I agree, its a solid beer if you like a bitter ale.