beb5000 (23) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great drinking beer. Better from the tap than from the bottle, but then again which beer isnít
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 Rerate: After I've downed a couple hundred of these in the past few years, it really grows on ya. I'd love to describe this beer to you, but chances are you've already had it. A splendor of beer with perfect balance and just the right amount of hops for anyone.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 You donít realize how good this APA is until you drink it. Itís aroma is not overpowering and if put side by side looks just like any other APA. Nice and hoppy.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 Canít say anything that hasnít already been said. This is definitely a desert island beer. Sadly, Iíve ended up with a couple poorly handled 12-packs lately. I havenít had a GOOD one in far too long.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hey this is hoppen fresh good. I smell the hops. I taste the hops. After a few bottles I hopped up and down. Canít wait to try other Sierra Nevada Beer.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
iíve never understood the reasoning by people drinking this bitter water. itís horrible. the taste..the smell.
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just about the best pale ale ever made. The distinctive hoppy taste is truly something to marvel at. Very smooth, how could you not like it?
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 One of the best of the Sierra Nevada line and a great go-to tap beer. Perfect amount of bitterness, very smooth and an addictive flavor that improves as the beer leaves your glass. Slight citrus notes in the malt but not overly malty, finish is crisp and hoppy, a perfect happy medium between a pale ale and an IPA if you ask me. Best easy-to-locate beer on the planet, my fridge is never without some.
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The more I drink this beer the better I like it. Great hoppy nose and dry full bodied brew. White mostly diminising head. Dry and full of flavor. A great and accessible beer. Check it out.
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall a great beer, and easy to find. Wonderful aromatic hops.