DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed it very much. Great taste. Smooth. A little pricey, but I highly recommend it.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours very nice pale golden with a nice fluffy off white head with good retention. Aroma is quite pleasent with a nice hop nose, little bit of citrus, and a light malt sweetness. Flavor is nice and balance. Nice interplay between malt, breadiness and hop bitterness. Some nice spice and more hop bitterness in the finish. An old standard and one of the most reliable beers ever brewed.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Still a great beer and the benchmark APA. I don't buy SNPA very often anymore, but in a pinch, its still a good beer. I like that they started putting it in 22 oz bottles, as I can take it on the train for the ride home.
DrnkMcDermott (2958) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 Big ol’ 24 oz bottle, rated 8/22/2005. Original rating moved to the draft version. Light brown body, pours a "dirty" fluffy head: that is, it leaves little bits of lace as it fades. Nice hoppy smell, no slap in the snoot. Taste is a clean balance of caramel and bready malts with a good package of hops. Just as much fun from the bottle as on draft.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden, with a thin head. Sweet aroma, aroma is hoppy and malty, but not one of my favourites...
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light amber color. Good taste of hops (Not too much) with a slightly fruity flavor.
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a great session beer. It is fairly light and crisp. The color is kind of weird with a light orangey amber tint. The flavor is very fruity and slightly sweet. There is a touch of hop bitterness, but it is not overpowering like some other pale ales or IPAs. Overall, I really enjoy this beer and could easily drink it all night.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hoppiest pale ale without India in front of it. Not overly bitter with just the right amount of hop bite. Something about these and summer just go together so nicely.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 funny how long it took me to rate this beer considering there’s always a couple in my fridge. This is my favorite session beer. Pours a medium orangy-gold color with a near perfect off-white head. Strong flowery smell with a little spice. Mostly hop taste but not too overdone. All around great Pale.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Nice aroma of toffee and vanilla, dull uninspiring colour with little or no head, but lovely clean mellow flavour with an excellent bitterness. This reminds me of Marstons Pedigree 20 odd years ago when it was really goodScore 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.7, 3.7, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.5, 3.7, 3.4, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.4, 3.4, 3.6, 3.3 and 3.5 Average becomes 3.6