Braudog (5978) - 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.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good and hoppy. The aftertaste is like a mouthful of flowers--mighty fine flowers, that is.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent Pale Ale for being something available anywhere. Bit more on the hops side but with a decent balance
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little expensive for what the beer gives ya. but and good beer none the less
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good pale ale - and consistent over the years. The price is right as well. I used to consider this expensive, but now it seems reasonable. As with all of their beers, it looks good too.
PorterPounder (6066) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Rerate Light copper appearance, fluffy white head, fresh sprucey aroma. Slight nuttty taste mixed in with a bit of fruit cocktail like sweetness. Smooth palate. Very dependable APA - excellent standly that you can always count on. Original 4 Clean, citrusy aroma. Smooth drinking - just enough hops to make it interesting. Good beer to keep a six-pack around the house with.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Pours a golden orange, with a decent sized white head that somewhat lasts, and laces quite well on the descent. Aroma is all about the cascades - floral, piney, citric...maybe a tiny hint of bready malt in the back. Flavor starts with a small bit of malt, and then come the beautiful flavors of the cascade hops, rolling all over the tongue. Medium bodied, extremely easy to drink - one of the best of the style.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smooth, fruity hoppy - a great summer cooler, and Iím sure itís quite drinkable other times of the year, as well - one of my favoite pales.