ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let it be said I LOVE this style. I had a few (4) bottles of this while I was working my grill. Have you ever noticed your ratings go UP as you drink more than one? Me too. Anyway, this solid brew pours a perfect hazy amber (tiny particles of yummy yeast). The huge rocky/frothy off-white (more white than off) head is mostly to fully lasting with good lacing. The lovely nose is mostly grapefruit (go figure - APA) with the addition of toasty hay/straw, pine, moldy cheese (yum!!), and earth. The balanced flavor is heavy with a beautiful long bitter (yeasty, nutty) finish). The crisp, SMOOTH, creamy satisfying palate is light to medium with soft carbonation and a moderately clean (astringent) finish. Warning - HIGHLY QUAFFABLE, DON’T IMBIBE BEFORE WORK - UNLESS YOU HAVE A CALL-IN TO SPEND!!!!!
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It seemed bitter and a little weak, a little too ’pale’ for me.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 14, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Good hoppy pale ale. Very distinct flavor. I like Bass a little better.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great pale, nice hoppy flavor and aroma, balanced with a pleasent maltiness, deep golden color.I can drink this all day, and sometimes do!
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can see why this beer gets so many good ratings. It has a wonderful hoppy flavor and is really crisp.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, pours a decent head with some lace and a nice hop finish.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good Pale, a little thin. My only gripe is the Cascade hops. Maybe something different I would like better. Not the fault of SNPA, just my taste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad try. But I’ve had better. A little too much fizz for my taste.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good head, large bubbles. Nice level of hops. Really did well on a hot afternoon. Just a touch of cloudiness, but it hit the spot! I’d buy this for myself.