grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perhaps one of the greatest differences between the bottled version and this one for me is that this is a much more one dimensional beer. This is a very palatable hop juice. Nothing too strong but nothing too light either. The malts don’t really jump out but they are certainly in there. The flavors really meld well and it is a well crafted beer but it lacks the kick of the bottled version.
joergen (26170) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Fynske Øldage.
Clear amber coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of fruits, hops and pine needles.
Flavour of fruits, hops and pine needles.
A bit watery. I prefer thhe bottled edition.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ Fynske Øldage. Light hoppy nose, with some grassy notes. Copper colored body with a small white head. Light bitterness in the flavor, grassy notes, way weaker than the bottle version IMO.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with very little head but decent lacing. Floral hoppy aroma with some notes of pine and citrus. Well balanced flavor has nice hops bitterness and an oak character. Slightly sweet malts leaves a light taste of caramel. Medium body and finishes dry with lingering floral hops on the palate. Goes great with most types of American food.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good, drinkable beer. Good body, nose and dry finish. Good quality beer. There’s an appetizing bitterness to the beer, it’s good to have before a meal.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! I can’t believe the differance a little bottle conditioning does. This beer is really weak and watery compared to the bottled version. A very mediocre American Pale.
rafalweb (11) - USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer. Hoppy, with some fruity nuances. An good pale ale, in the class of Sam Adams and Saranac PA. Very tasty and easy to drink, if you like this type of beer.
dontfakedafunk (1) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sierra is a very refreshing but not wholly aromatic with medium body and hoppiness.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft (of course) Pours amber with a medium white head with good lacing, pick up scents of white bread and a light hop. First taste is a medium hop APA with a touch of citrus (orange) balanced by a slight malt sweetness. Clean finish hoppy yet sweet. Very refreshing and a goood example of an APA.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on draft @ Stockholm beer festival. Clear amber with off-white head. Peach/citrus aroma. Flavour is mainly dominated by peach and citrus.