bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent. Iím not a huge pale ale fan, but Iíve had better ones than this. Strong flavor, very hoppy. I guess itís the way itís supposed to taste, thatís just not my style.
Bwgerg99 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good Beer to just kick back and drink.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pale ale that all other American pales seem to be compared to , and rightfully so. Nice color, great hoppy aroma, and well balanced hop filled flavor make this one of the nationís best.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 This is another fine beer from Sierra Nevada. It pours with a nice head, although it quickly disipates and leaves just a little lacing. The beautiful light orange color and hoppy aroma, lets you know what you are in for. The taste is a great marriage of malt and hops, with the hops winning out in the end. This pale ale is close to perfect.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Pale. Light in color, very little head. Hoppy bitterness as standard in a Pale. A little more carbonation than I would like. One of the drinkable pales.
BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes better in a Keg.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite pale ales. Not filling and really flavorful. Refreshing. Itís always a safe bet at the bar.
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Though Iím not a real fan of pale ales, this one rises above the others to a degree.
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
ive got a taste for this now... i guess i had to get used to it. Its a good beer if your drinking all night .... but when did they start using laundry detergent as a ingrediant? cuz thats exactly how it would taste if i ever drank it
omhper (19659) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the very first US microbrews I sampled. By then I was knocked over by itís hoppiness, but immediately fell in love with the citrusy hop aroma, combined with the lightish body and overpowering bitterness. A couple of thousand beers later I donít find it very dramatical anymore, just pleasant and balanced.