itfitz (10) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I remember the first time I tried a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It was (at that time) the most different beer I’d ever had. It was the early 1990’s and I had just moved from Michigan, where I’d been exposed to mass-produced tasteless beers all my life. I’d fallen in love with Samuel Adams lager, which was quite hard to find due to the relative lack of distribution.
The aroma from the spicy hops hits your nose as you pour it from the bottle. The beer comes out with an amber-orange color with a perfect amount of foam and fantastic lacing in the glass. The bitterness is not overpowering, but adds just enough to counterbalance the smooth caramel maltiness.
The mouthfeel is wonderful, and although not thin, it doesn’t come across as a heavy beer. The perfect carbonation combined with the wonderful taste gives this a drinkability like few other beers, and this is my everyday go-to beer (and has been for almost two decades now).
This is Sierra Nevada’s flagship beer for a reason. It can be a session beer or an accompaniment to a gourmet meal (or pizza or burgers).
ogre71 (133) - Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smooth drinking pale ale not hoppy or bitter plenty of good flavor easy to enjoy on a hot day.
Wixie (167) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden liquid, average head. Aroma of honey and fruits. Light body, no carbonation. Taste of peach, sweet.
Carlowxxx (123) - Carlow, IRELAND - OCT 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home
Apparently twith Pale Ale or IPA’s, tell me,
Light amber, slightly hazy. Nice creamy head.
aroma from the use of excellent hops.
. Very well done.
Wanderings878 (68) - ITALY - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia. Colore dorato intenso, media quantità di schiuma bianca compatta. Aroma profumato, luppoli, malto e note fruttate/citriche, più una leggera nota erbacea. Gusto molto interessante, al primo impatto moderatamente dolce, poi amaro, con i luppoli in piena evidenza, risulta però un amaro delicato e molto godibile. Corpo leggero e media carbonatazione. Birra davvero godibile e ben fatta.
ForlornHope (220) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a nice golden colour with a thin head. Nice aroma: hoppy, pine resin and citrus fruit. Taste is sweet, smooth and rich, then nicely dry and bitter. More juicy malt, tangy hop and a dry, peppery finish. Nice.
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good beer. A little big for a pale ale. Nice hoppy aroma. Pretty malty for pale but the malts were nice and pleasant even though. Great brew
Metalflake (70) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Poured intoa shaker, hazy gold with a 1-inch head. Hops forward on the nose, piney and fruity. A bit sweet on the tongue for my tastes. Nicely carbonated, with a clean hoppy finish that demands another sip pronto. Tasty.
Danjo312 (49) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wo die Mega guten Bewertungen herkommen? War ok, jedoch nicht viel mehr. Anständiges Bier, schön malzig, leicht hopfig, jedoch nicht der Messias. Wohl aber ein Wegbereiter, der Achtung verdient.
Schöne Farbe im Glas, weiße, feste Krone. Im Abgang schön herb und extrem lang anhaltend. Wird mit zunehmender Trinktemperatur süßer! Sehr anständig und 10x besser als die meisten Pale Ales, Pils oder Lager.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
adamnase (203) - Kronoby, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber body with a white head. Dominating notes of hops, great bitterness. Some notes of oak in the side.
TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flimsy foam which immediately gives room to the release of a fresh fruit aroma with notes of malt and light hop. The flavor is very fresh of both honey, citrus and a little nuts. This is certainly a pale ale that is among the best of its kind. Typically brash American hop bitterness.