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 (20450) - 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.
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 If Iím ever stranded on a desert island and am given the opportunity to choose one and only one beer to live with for the rest of my days, SN Pale Ale has to be on the candidate list. Is it the best beer Iíve ever had ... well, no. But it is perhaps the best EVERY DAY beer Iíve ever had. I could drink gallons of this, like a fish-tank full, and never get tired of it. It has the pentultimate balance of malt and hops with an awesome bouquet of ... well, everything. If some day I ever have the guts it takes to start my own brewery, I only hope my flagship brew is as good as this. Or, if I start my dream tavern some day, there will ALWAYS be a tap reserved for SN Pale Ale.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma nice and hoppy taste clean with nice malt finnish with a small hop kick
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yep. This is a classic american pale ale. Huge cascade aroma and flavoring hops of cascade and perle blended perfectly to make this citrusy/flowery beer melt wonderfully with slighly more hop bitternes than usually found in session type ales. LOVELY.