HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pale ale is the staple that every other pale ale is compared to. Great balance to the beer, good hop flavor and aroma. A little citrusy.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at local restaurant. Beautiful amber color with a small white and rapidly diminishing head and little lacing. Light aroma - hoppy with touch of malt sweetness and a faint soap smell. Intial flavor is malt with a burst of hoppy bitterness quickly kicking in. Long finish with slight metallic taste and lingering hop astringency. Nice drinkable pale ale and a good match for the cajun spiced food.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice little pale ale. It had nice citris notes with well balanced hops, a easy drink.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Clear amber in color with an adequate head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of citrus. A touch of sweetness with a full serving of hops. Crisp and clean finsh, I'll have another.
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok head which ends up as a nice lacing. Floral, citrusy aroma. Color of a medium foggy orange. Microfine particle of yeast in suspension make is slighty foggy. Nice mild hops flavor with a finish that is slightly dry and bitter with a nice hops aftertaste. A very good pale ale that is a good refreshing summer brew. Also recmmend to those who look for a mild hops flavor in their beers.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 This is a Qaulity Pale Ale.Full of flavor. Hoppy aroma and taste. Crisp and fun to drink. Nice balance.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is a perfect example of a quality apa. pours a light copper color with a slightly off white. the hop flavor is perfect. a little bit floral, a little bit citrusy, and a very nice bitterness to it.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Re-Rate March 25, 2010
Had from bottle. Pours golden-amber with a slight, quickly dissipating head. I might be a little too used to the Torpedo, so the hops are a bit too disguised within the malts in this finely balanced pale ale. Aroma of hops, citrus, and sugars. Flavors are a nice balance of hops and malts. I have to just remind myself that this is a pale ale, and not an IPA or an extra IPA. It’s supposed to be balanced, not too hoppy, and not too bitter. In that case, Sierra Nevada does a great job here. Re-rate: 3.6
Had from bottle May 9, 2003
Poured with a slight head and a yellow-orange coloring. Head is slight and dissapates quickly. Taste is hoppy with a good amount of malts. A very reliable tasting beer, but not my favorite pale. Original Rating: 3.2
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this macro-Pale Ale. Full flavored, malty and very hoppy in aroma and taste. A very refreshing beer.
topper71 (19) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yumm - a great beer. Very full tasting with a delicious flavor. A great 6 pack beer.