oneStar (15) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. The second batch I brewed was a pale ale. When it was finally ready, I had to go out and try a pale ale as I had no idea how it was suppose to taste! I'm learning...
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahh, I finally try the much talked about, ubiquitous SNPA. Floral, citrusy aroma. Great dark body. Really refreshing, delicious beer.
SmokeyJ (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Love the way this one looks in a glass. Nice head and great aroma.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
top ten beer - when it's fresh it's unbeatable - the combination of a beautifully amber-yellow color with a perfectly aromatic floral head - finished with the ultimate hop flavor. aaahhh
DocLock (9668) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my all time favorite brews. I've had hoppier, I've had maltier, but I don't know if I've had a more balanced pale ale. Deep amber color, with tons of hops, citrus, and slight honey in the aroma. Tastes like a dream, super smooth, very crisp, very hoppy, and very well balanced. Finished smooth, hoppy, malty, and clean, with wonderful citrus overtones.
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is good stuff. Probably my most frequently bought beer. Pale copper/amber tone, medium snow-white head, hoppy and even a bit citrusy flavor. Great crispness. I'd never turn one down. It's just an all-around good beer.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/amber with an extremely thin white head. Hoppy smell with just a little spiciness. There is tons of stuff floating in this beer. Has a nice, clean sweetness, with a solid hop bite at the end. A very pleasant, if not-that-complex APA, although slightly overrated if you ask me; SN's Celebration Ale is significantly better.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick white head, medium lacing. Slightly bitter while being thick in flavor. The nose is mild and just a little spicy. Finishes strong with a sweet aftertaste. Only complaint is the sticky sweet taste left on the palate after finishing. An onverall good beer for those who like a beer with a little challenge, but not that complex.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6532) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This is a beer that graces my beer fridge quite frequently. It is a marvelously balanced and enjoyable brew that I feel gets overlooked too often. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a fairly cloudy dark golden color with a medium sized tan head that lingers. There is a strong sweet hoppy aroma. Moderately thick and chewy in texture. A flowery hoppy flavor coats the tongue and a mild pleasant hop presence fills the aftertaste yet the beer maintains an excellent malt balance. .
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm a big fan of the floaties. This beer has a thin lace and thin head. Definitely one of the best pale ale I've had.