frogfan99 (10) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Goes down nice and smooth and is very easy to drink. Very distinctive after taste.
fretless99 (1) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 26, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Standard for American Pale Ales. Smells great. Tasty and Flavorful. Excellent hops, and consistency bottle after bottle. Nice buzz. No skunky beer here folks! What Sierra Nevada does for pale ale, is exactly what Zakk Wylde does for the metal guitar world... They RULE!!
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The finest pale ale I have had to date. I have a lot more tasting to do though. Very pronounced hops flavor. First time I have had it. One of it’s biggest new fans.
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2001
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not a big fan of pale ales in general, but this one is of the most preferable, for sure.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This used to be the American Pale Ale, by which I judged all others. That’s no longer the case. I swear this beer has lost something in the past couple of years. It’s not nearly as intense as it used to be in terms of both malt and hops...and that’s a shame. Good body, good color and still a pretty good pale ale...but it is not what it used to be. Like Pete’s Wicked Ale, I think the brewer has toned it down recently to make it more appealing to the masses. It seems to be working for them but I’ll take an Anchor Liberty Ale or a Crooked River ESB any old day.
Smilliey99 (30) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
gspinelli99 (3) - Griswold, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful aroma, great balance with bitterness. Does not try to be too much in any category, just plain good!
WubbyG99999 (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent pale ale, made me change my opinion on pale ales.
hilladen99 (25) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not nearly hoppy enough. Smooth and easy to drink. A Pale Ale for the masses.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not quite a Pale Ale ’fan’, but this brew kept me interested throughout the glass. I would definately recommend this with a steak or even pizza.