GrooveDaddy (15) - 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!
johnnymusky (102) - Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannot believe i have not rated this beer yet....one of my all time favorites...after 20 years still fan flippin’ tastic....i just keep drinking them....yum!
TYearby (7) - New Prague, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ar- Spicy an average hop character
Ta- Very hoppy for an ale with a wonderful finish
Pa- Smooth with bite
Ov- I great drinking beer that is a go to
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur ambrée. Nez floral et sur les fruits jaunes. Légère amertume au palais très agréable. Elle finit sur les malts caramélisés.
floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from BWS. Pour is deep amber with an ample short lasting white head and decent lace. Aromas are hoppy (tropical fruits with pineapple to the fore, citrus) with caramel malts and honey in there as well. Palate is delicious and refreshing with good balance of sweet malts and sturdy fruity hop bitterness at the back. Medium bodied and easy to drink for a few more.
Justifiably considered an American classic.
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle from local market. Slightly cloudy dark golden color with a long lasting white head. Nice aromas of citrus fruits and yellow flowers. Flavors are similar to aromas and are well presented in nice structure. Sweet malty finish with a long after taste which is very pleasant.
Beerhunter111 (5500) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, blumig. Geschmack leicht nach tropischen Früchten, malzig, leicht bitterer Abgang.
jjsint (498) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from Tesco’s. Amber/copper, slightly hazy with clumpy white head. Big hops dominate the nose with apricots and pine resin, but there are other notes of caramel, bread and butterscotch. Taste is a fruity bittersweet with a nicely balanced bitter finish. This is a wonderfully understated beer, it all fits together so well. A modern classic.
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml from Metro in Zagreb. Pours hazy orange with nice white head. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied. Nice fruity flavor with pleasant hoppy bitterness. Classic APA.
texrx (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Pours golden with a nice 1 finger head. Smells of citrus and pine. The flavor is similar to a nice IPA but way more sublte. This beer leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. it’s light and good for summer. It’s bottle conditioned....... and affordable.
bjakk (245) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden, with nice white head. Malt, fruit and flower in the aroma. Sweet malt, toffee, with mild flowery bitterness in the aftertaste. A really good beer!!