carcam3699 (5) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My #1 choice in the US. Great color, amazing aroma and flavor, with hops eveywhere.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a nearly perfect beer. beautiful copper color, the beer sparkles invitingly. a light, fluffy off white ahead rests on top. crisp and refreshing, with a nutty flavor, with perfectly balanced hops. one of the best beers to be found anywhere
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
an old standby, lots of fun to drink.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Very nice beer. One of my favorites. Slightly dry, goes great with food.
edit: Still really like this beer, but I had to bump it down after tasting the 2002 Celebration Ale.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful standby that seems to be available many places. A wonderful bitter beer from a microbrew that doesnít seem to have lost its character or quality as its distribution increases. Bravo.
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not a big fan of pale ale anyway but this one seems to have a bad aftertaste.
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, GBBF London. Amber colour, low head and condition. Nice hoppy aroma , lots more hop flavour and bitterness with a balancing malt in the body and a long hoppy finish.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have finally given in to rating SNPA. I probably have had more Sierras than any other better beer. That all happened without thinking about the beer most of the time. The nose is very floral and spicy. The palate is packed with a tropical fruit tamed by malt. A wonderful example of an APA. Nice dry finish.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad pale ale I have had better. But the beer goes down well. It has a nice fruity bitter taste to it.
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad considering itís use of Cascade hops. Bitter but not overwhelming, but not a very pleasing aftertaste, thanks to the Cascade hops. Not the best, but not the worst either. It tasted OK cold with a sub and was free.