BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow hue, small but sustained head, minimal lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of grapefruit, sour apple, pine, wild flowers, and spice. Very nice. The taste is straight forward, fruity hoppiness well balanced by malty sweetness. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel, mildly bitter aftertaste. Among the best APA's easily available to the market.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little to much bite at the end for me. Taste like I was just eating the wheat straight.
presario (4813) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Mixed aroma. Hops, yeast, spice. Minimal head unless you pick up some of the yeast. Spicy, some complexity to the flavour, tingly on the tongue. A great everday beer.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
moderate hoppy aroma with sharp candy and spices. Pours golden yellow, yeasty floaties; head quickly diminishes. Body is a bit light. Spicy and hops in the flavour.
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 I've always been a fan of Sierra Nevada. With this being their flagship beer, I think they did a good job. Nice flavor and good color. Very well balanced. Aroma has hops springing out of the glass.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Major re-rate- So I have found the hops in my palate and I actually find this to be one of my more frequented beer. Little hops in the nose, not overpowering, hops in the taste, pretty consistant. Pretty darn good.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an alright pale ale. not worth 7.99 a 6 pack like the harris teeter charges. give me anchor liberty ale!
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice gold color with a good sized head. this is a well balanced beer overall that isn't over the top on any one aspect. good stuff.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap at the Griffin Grill and Pub in Battle Creek, MI.) Zippy and hoppy, super fresh aroma. With a medium golden appearance, a bare hint of foam and an appropriately thin palate, this is a pure, single-note, quality brew. It's not my favorite Sierra Nevada, but it's definitely a fine pale ale.
BOZJT (7) - EXTON, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is very enjoyable. Golden color, not much head, nice bitterness. Overall a good pale ale.