Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 I had this in the bottle at Bear Valley, CA (near Arnold).This is a nice, interesting, and slightly different pale ale. It’s amber with a big off-white head that is long-lasting and leaves some nice lace. The aroma is a pleasant, fairly full-bodied blend of grapefruity hops, honey, grain, with a hint of brown bread. The taste is interesting mix of sweet caramelly grain/malt, grapefruity hops, honey, toast with a light bitterness to balance the sweetness. It has pleasant lightness and is vry drinkable yet has good depth and interest, and is different from other pale ales in its unusual piney-fruity quality.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brew pub in Arnold. This was a near perfect pale ale. Poured a nice orange/amber color with a thin white head. Huge grapefruit and citrus hops on the nose with enough malt hiding in the background to make it interesting. The flavor was more citrus hops, but the malt balance was perfect. Spot on. Not to bitter, not to malty. This was a fantastic beer. Made the side trip to Arnold 100% worth the drive.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice. Clean earthy aroma and some citrus. Appearance is golden amber with a thin legs and light head. Taste is clean malty cereal, bubbly, light sweet caramel. Palate is barely saturated with hop and grain. Overall easy to drink light to med body smooth light mouthfeel
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, hoppy, and refreshing. Very balanced and flavorful. Fresh, clean, and tasty. Sweet malt / bitter finish; complements well. Just a bit cloying in the finish, but otherwise a very fine pale ale.
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a shaker glass. Aroma is mostly malty. Flavor is more bitter with more malt body. Palate is full bodied. Really similar to Sierra Nevada draft. Overall pretty good!
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle labled as Yosemite Falls Pale Ale. Pours a hazy orange with a tanned head. Sweet flavor with lots of orange aromas (a bit artificial) ans some spices. Sweet and bitter finnish. I like the strong orangy aromas.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Bottled: Light amber ccoloured. HAzy. Dense beige head. Sweet, light yeast,, light spicy and somewhat grassy and herbal aroma. Some pineneedle notes. Flavour has some good hops characters. Harbal and flowery. Light spiced. Is well bodied. Ends on a balanced bitter note. Good one.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Yosemite Falls) Clear, dark amber color with a sizable ivory head that dissapates very slowly. Caramel and malt aroma with a bit of hops. Warm malt flavor with a good bitterness. Very nice beer.
dutch23mp (272) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant beer 12oz bottle. More or less a fools you to think it is a hoppy beer but it is rather smooth. Very favorable with hints of citrus. Good balance of hops and seems like a slightly roasted malt. Great summer brew although it is called snowshoe. I would be happy to have this again. Refreshing sums it up.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Fruity, malty and moderately sweet with a mildly bitter hops presence, this is a pretty flavorful and enjoyable pale ale which demonstrates solid balance; The long lasting finish is still quite malty with some sweetness, but the hops becomes just a little more assertive and shows a wee bit of grapefruit-- very nice; Medium bodied but heavier and a little more sticky on the palate than most American pale ales, but I like it; The nose is quite fruity and malty with a mild sweetness, but a very light hoppiness; Deep orange in color with a very slight cloudiness; Light tan head is nice and frothy, with solid retention and fairly dense lacing; The brewer has done well here with a solid and above average effort for this style