jehoesefat (277) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells good, floral and spruce. Clear orange color with a white head. Tastes good, medium bodied without a lot of bitterness.
filippomassari (7) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer with a light aroma. The taste is particular, with a bit of sweetness and some bitterness.
remice2 (24) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Très bonne pale ale,un coup de coeur américain, au nez beaucoup de pamplemousse,des herbes fraiches, de la lime et quelques épices, au gout c’est résineux, du gros cascade je crois, cascade(américains et non québécois). c’est très aromatique , parfaitement équilibré c’est très honnête comme produits, bien bonne des bon souvenirs d’été en Virginie
Tac (124) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber body with good head and lacing. Aromas of some wheat, malt, caramel with light floral notes. Taste is somewhat sweet and on the bitter side.
babyswips (3) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
다른 향이 있는 술이 되어서 감각이 무뎌질 수 있으나 코를 찌르기만 하는 홉향은 아닌 다른 홉을 쓴 듯.
거품이 약간 성근정도여서 응집력이 좋은 편으로 욕조거품정도
그렇지 않지만 불순물이 많은 듯 보이는 것이 뒤끝이 안좋을 것 같음.
베이스로 깔린 카라멜
에일을 마셔보고 싶다는 사람에게 적절한 균형감과 낮은 세기를 가진 것을 통해 격한 강함을 느끼지 않을 만한 술
처음부터 빈잔까지 품세를 유지
술을 마시지 않아도 빈잔의 향으로 자리를 끝까지 음미할 수 있는 독특한 맥주
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pale...pretty much the one that started it all. Nice hops nice biscut flavor all around classic pale ale.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"lacking in the floral aroma that i like in pales and ipas, and a little more bitter and dry than i like. it is better on tap, but i’ll usually pass this one up for something better. gets a little more kudos than i think it deserves."
brewzntunez (11) - - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed On: (5/22/14):
*Serving: 12 oz
*Aroma: citrus, orange, flowery, grassy
*Appearance: Pale amber with a frothy white two finger head, which stayed around for the duration of the beer. The beer left some good sticky lacing around the glass.
*Taste: Caramel malt upfront, pale malts in the middle,and cascade hop at the end. Magnum and perle hops in the bitter aftertaste..
*Palate: Light bodied, slick mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Finishes very dry, w/ an abrupt bitter finish.
*Overall: I usually buy IPA’s over Pale Ales, but this one is a great example of a pale ale done right. It has a nice hoppy bitterness, but not overdone where it is a borderline IPA. A staple for the style. Sierra Nevada is one of the pioneers in the American Craft Beer revolution, and this ale is a strong reminder of how it started.
ColaKid (59) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid classic pale ale, good to say this has become the go to and readily available now in Oz. Great session beer, good use of Magnum hops.
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle poured in a chalice (I know, not suitable but the chalice gives me the chance of smelling it better). Around $3.5 the small bottle. Not too bad, in Switzerland.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Classic American craft with good worldwide distribution (bought this one @ Drinks of the World - Basel).
A: First of all, nice bottle art. Beautiful golden-orange color. One to two fingers white head, which dissipates reasonably fast (but I think this is because of the chalice, should use a proper glass). Medium carbonation, anyway. Some particles floating around.
S: A hop bouquet. Pleasant. Malt (soft). Despite of being an APA, reminded me an IPA.
T: Good stuff. Refreshing first of all. Perfect for a summer barbecue (Not for the current Swiss 0ÂºC). Fresh hops and malt. Delicate bitterness. I’ve heard that’s a 37 or 38 IBUs. In fact, some times, it gives the impression of being a little bit more than this.
M: Good. Quite balanced bitterness. A bit bitter end but does not overload the taste sense. Medium carbonation.
D: Very good. I could drink a case of this.
[ BA Review @ 2/5/2010 ]
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle 12.10.14. Deep golden. Diminishing off-white head. Fine and well-balanced aroma and taste of grapefruit, orange marmelade and tropical fruits. Bitterness and malt sweetness well in harmony. A superb American pale ale!