GrooveDaddy (16) - Bham, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
During the hellish-hot Alabama summer of 2012, when my A/C was broken, and I could not survive at times without having a fan blow directly on me while I sprayed water on myself, I would occasionally crave a good, cold brew to guzzle while I watched Dawn of the Dead.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was one of the better ones.
Keeping it slightly cool in the 6-pack, which was in turn inside a double-packed plastic bag, I partake of this fine ale that night the snake crawled out of my couch, and onto my leg (or was I drinking Yuengling in cans at the time? I can’t remember as I was drunk and trying to catch that snake that to this day I pray was not a copperhead).
Quality stuff, and I’m happy to say that my local BP station carries it for a mere $7.99 per six pack, as opposed to a dollar more at the Kangeroo station across the street.
I am also about to tackle some right after I type this - tally-ho!
Wischylini (163) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden clear with a small white head. The aromas are pine, resin and hops, and the taste is moderately sweet. Light mouthfeel, medium effervescent.
johnnnniee (2732) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed at my parents house, great bbq beer.
Golden amber color, moderate citrus hops with a bready caramel maltiness to back it up. Great brew, and I’m a bit surprised I haven’t rated this before.
cattaneopapa (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle from LCBO. 5.6% Alc./Vol. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a small white head which dissipates quickly. Floral aroma on the nose with notes of grapefruit and caramel. Taste is quite refreshing thanks to the citrusy cascade hops which leads to a spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. Im not a big Pale Ale fan but this one is the best Pale Ale I’ve ever tasted.
Jultsu (254) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Astetta tummemman lagerin värinen, niukka vaahto. Tuoksussa ei oikein mitään. Kuivahko, katkerahko suutuntuma, samettisen vaahtoava, kirpeähkö. Ihan ok.
Piotr (51) - POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, average aroma, nice taste of citrus at the beginning, well balanced bitternes. Very pleasant! Surprisingly good!
Brew_Cat (14) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Pulp Pub, May 3rd, 2015. Average lasting off-white head, full body, clear amber color, very good lacing. Excellent combination of aromas and flavors, caramel, straw, flowery fragrance, notes of green apple, caramel, hints of butterscotch, bittersweet finish. Significantly balanced, with strong character, very refreshing. Top class example in its category!
OnTheTrail (53) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first American Pale Ale, and one of my favorites. On the hoppy side, so also an introduction to IPA’s for me, but not overwhelming.
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a concert a while ago.
Aroma: Light fruit (grapefruit/citrus,) hops
Appearance: Yellow with a white head
Taste: Same, with some nice dryness in the back
Ends dry with some refreshing flavor. Easy to drink but very flavorful.
zymurgirl (1) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bright orange colour, watery head is quick to disappear, vigorous carbonation. Aroma of floral orange with oaky notes. The flavour is tangy, dry and slightly spicy. Very refreshing and a solid example of its style.
tectactoe (3084) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Brilliant golden body with darker amber highlights. Hefty white head forms on top & simmers down slowly, decent lacing. Nose loaded with American hop aromas; leafy, earthy, lightly spicy, with a bit of citrus rind underneath. Small twinge of toasted cracker malts, baked bread, & yeast. Flavors of white peppery & ashy hop leaves, earthy floral notes, very light perfume, grapefruit rind, toasted grains, bread, biscuits, & a very small hint of sulfur near the finish. Relatively clean, medium-thin bodied, crisp. While there are many other beers I’d choose over this, it’s still a benchmark of the original style.