GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have intentionally not rated this beer before. This will be my 100th rating and I figured I would use the opportunity to comment on what I feel is a grave injustice. So often these days you hear people disparage SNPA as being boring or not as big as it used to be. I think the problem lies not in this great beer, but in the "Imperialization" of craft brewing. Everything has to be bigger, hoppier, smoked or oaked or many turn their nose up at it. The mentality seems to be if it doesn’t go to eleven it isn’t worth drinking. While this bigger is better philosophy has produced some truly great beers it has also caused some great beers, like this one, to get marginalized. As I am typing this I look below at the top ratings for American Pale Ales and see a list of beers that are really examples of IPAs. How can SNPA not be among the top APAs? It invented the style for crying out loud!
OK, rant over, SNPA really is a great beer from the mouthwatering citrus aroma, to the decidedly hoppy, but beautifully balanced flavor, it is a true classic. Could it have more of everything? Of course it could, but then it wouldn’t be an APA
coolfunnj (343) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is at first floral hops and yeast,earthy yeast and malt presence as well..nice slightly cloudy amber red appearance with pure white foamy head lacing too no prob with the appearance..taste..like a much stronger IPA but more top heavy than most in a word a well worn and time proven classic would love to taste a ’double or "imperial" version
klaing (223) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale Amber with frothy persistent head. Moderate carbonation. Sweet caramel in the malts, grapefruit in the hops. Been drinking off and on for 20 years. See no reason to stop.
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Japalo (1672) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home. One finger foam. Amber very clear. Pasteurized faint hoppy notes. No citrus grapefruit. Some undefined fruityness. DME suspected. Low bitterness. Skunk from the shelves of the grocery. The exp date 07022017. The beer must be rather fresh. A great disappointment.
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LeoN_ (3) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Absolut rundes Gesamtkunstwerk. Im Antrunk beim ersten Schluck ggf. noch recht "lau", kommt die Fülle des Körpers mit seiner Ausgewogenheit schnell zu Geltung. Der Abgang ist leicht bitter, was aber durch die Einbettung in den fruchtigen Körper absolut in Harmonie ist.
Maersk (81) - MOLDOVA - APR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color. Small creamy head. Lots of carb and a bit hazy. Fruity citrusy aroma. Unexpectedly sweet and malty body with strong bitterness hovering it. Tastes empty though. Drinkable but not bursting with flavor at all
remALUS (130) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - APR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 355ml. Price 0,99€. Skaidri, šviesiai rusva spalva, nedidelė bet ilgokai išliekanti puta... geras skonis
PhatCatt (45) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Medium-full body, some foam but it disappears shortly after pouring into a tumbler cup. Some light carmel, quite piney.
Melkart (429) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a delightful example of the classic pale ale style. It has a deep amber color and a exceptionally full-bodied, complex character.
EvgeniyKurilov (148) - - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Кран в S.Brevinga bārs, Рига. Приятны& эль с солодов& аромато& средней плотнос& солодов& телом и освежаю& послевк&
AdamChandler (4187) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at the source. looks similar to draft, aroma is similar too but slightly less citrus and a bit more pine. Taste, I’d say identical but mouthfeel on this is thinner, dryer finish with a little nuttiness. everything else is identical. Bottled within a week or two so this is probably as fresh as I’ll get a bottle.