tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The brew to imitate in the American IPA category. Floral and citrus notes from the cascade hops dominate the aroma. Excellent balance between the hops and malt with a subtle but present caramel flavor. Deep gold with a long standing white head. One of the beers that pulled me away from the macros.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, golden color, short-lasting head. Slight citrus note to the mainly hoppy aroma. Excellent balance between malt and hops, full body. Lighter color and greater hoppiness distinguish this from English-style pale ales; not sure if I have a preference for one style over the other, probably would depend on my mood at the time.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the most consistent and flavorfull american pale ales available
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good clear yellow. Great taste, citrusy in the nose with a good finish.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good hop flavor. Great body. Nice bitterness to finish. Excellent brew.
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best Pale Ales Iíve had so far.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A standby. Does everything thatís asked of it.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Balanced just a bit on the bitter side, could finish better. A good APA but not the best.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden appearance. Cascade aroma and profile come though nicely, and the hops and malt are well balanced. A good example of the style, but my bottle isnt tasting as good as it should. Iíve had this a few times before Iíve rated, so I will need to re-rate once I have a chance to sample again.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden appearance, foamy white head. Sweet caramelly malt aroma. Spicey with a touch of vanilla and nice hoppy notes. Body is slightly roasty with a sweetish malt backbone and great balanced hoppy finish. Sierra Nevada does the pale ale right. Great balanced pale ale. Nice work here.