carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer on tap or in bottle. Full bodied, not too bitter, clean taste.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Huge hop nose. Hop presence in the taste with solid malt grain taste. finishes nice with more hops. Awesome APA.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not unlike many of the IPAís Iíve tried lately. Moderately hoppy in both taste and aroma. Itís nice that you can find this beer just about anywhere you go.
211Gramma99 (38) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 19, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best beer in the world. Here in chico this is all anyone drinks. It the best tasting beer.
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Bottle.
Head is small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), moderately yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Basically a raw yeast-bomb. The stink of vitamin B overpowers even the hops. Havenít rated this in 10 years but itís STILL got this same problem (as do many other, but not all, Sierra Nevada beers). Sad.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 Light amber color, lively carbonation, citrus hoppy aroma, balanced medium body west coast pale, gotta love them cascade hops, an enjoyable brew when you can't find anything else.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The very first beer that I enjoyed solely for its flavor. A bit more carbonated than I would prefer, but semi-bold, extra clean hoppiness more than makes up for it. Nice, very tolerable bittering at the end. Enjoyable and one of my favorite readily-available beers.
geofflilley99 (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definitely an acquired taste. Not the most aggressive pale ale Iíve had, but sufficiently hoppy to grab my attention. Good summer drinkiní.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice beer, great head,smooth finish...grat for guzzling on a friday night...not too bitter, with a nice malty taste
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma, color, head, and hoppy taste are all correct for my desire of an Amercian pale Ale. Great to drink in bottles and draft. Best thing about Chico, California is Sierra Nevada Brewing Company closely followed by Scapegoat Wax.