GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Pale ale. the color is wonderful (a golden yellow). Smells great. The taste is a good balance of hops amd malt. My only beef with the stuff is that it kind of bites back on the after finish. A little bitter but one my top pale ales.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Dark yellow, pretty amazing color actually. Small head didn’t last long in my glass. Fruit flavors in this one, and the hops are present but nicely balanced. This is absolutely terrific, especially considering that its’ popularity seems to be in the macro realm these days. Goddamn, this one’s OK.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow hue, small but sustained head, minimal lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of grapefruit, sour apple, pine, wild flowers, and spice. Very nice. The taste is straight forward, fruity hoppiness well balanced by malty sweetness. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel, mildly bitter aftertaste. Among the best APA's easily available to the market.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little to much bite at the end for me. Taste like I was just eating the wheat straight.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Mixed aroma. Hops, yeast, spice. Minimal head unless you pick up some of the yeast. Spicy, some complexity to the flavour, tingly on the tongue. A great everday beer.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
moderate hoppy aroma with sharp candy and spices. Pours golden yellow, yeasty floaties; head quickly diminishes. Body is a bit light. Spicy and hops in the flavour.
haddon90 (1587) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 I've always been a fan of Sierra Nevada. With this being their flagship beer, I think they did a good job. Nice flavor and good color. Very well balanced. Aroma has hops springing out of the glass.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Major re-rate- So I have found the hops in my palate and I actually find this to be one of my more frequented beer. Little hops in the nose, not overpowering, hops in the taste, pretty consistant. Pretty darn good.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an alright pale ale. not worth 7.99 a 6 pack like the harris teeter charges. give me anchor liberty ale!
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice gold color with a good sized head. this is a well balanced beer overall that isn't over the top on any one aspect. good stuff.