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).
oliodnb (77) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, two fingers of white head, smells of malts, caramel and some grassy aroma. Taste starts sweet and finishes with a good, generous hopping.
LwaIPA (18) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from bottle. on the nose is grapefruit and pine. taste is floral and citrus rind with a nice hoppy bitter finish.
CpyNPrnT (112) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable, love cascade hops, and this is a great showcase. Somewhat spicy with orange bitterness. Short aftertaste, begs to keep drinking.
lamf (10) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark orange, nice white head. Aroma of resin mostly. Nice bitterness balanced with fruity sweetness Drinkable
BrewerTod (4) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great Ale. Easy to find in almost any city. I go to the Colorado river often and I can always find this beer in almost every city along the river. My go to boating Ale!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pfrimshot (3) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The prototypical American hoppy pale, and the popularized of hop-forward craft beers. Classic.
budedou (178) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was so disappointed about this IPA...
No taste, no hops flavour... too light...
I didn’t like...
MattiasA (339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog, tried a number of times. The archetype of an american pale ale....
StuffWine (113) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an attractive deep orange hue with a good white head that stayed the whole way. Aroma fresh, of sweet mandarin and grapefruit. Flavour initially mild grain sweetness, flowing into robust bitter citrus hop finish. Not getting any pine tones. Refreshing on palate, lively carbonated, medium bodied, good long finish. Great beer will definitely drink again.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. classic pale ale with mild malt body. big hoppy flavors of citrus and pine.