dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks the Brewbandit for this bottle. Nice refreshing pale ale. Little for hoppier then the normal pale. Got kind of flat towards the end, however the hop flavor was still around.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of vanilla, somewhat candy- or cake-like. LIght golden color with a small rim of a head around the glass. Dry and refreshing flavor, not very hoppy. Smooth.
notalush (4645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great-looking pale ale - crisp golden body with a compact head. Light hop aroma and flavor, lingering sweetness. It has a thick mouthfeel for a pale ale. A great warm weather, bbq beer. Thanks brewbandit!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 months past its best before date, it pours a clear, deep golden color with a small white head. The head rapidly disappears and the beer leaves only a few lacings. It has a light floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation, the flavor is hoppy and lightly sweet, with a very clean, crisp finish with a bit of malt flavor that lingers. Quite a decent Pale Ale, probably would have been even better fresh.
PorterPounder (5206) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Rerate Had on tap this time around, a little bit more bland this time around and not as citrusy. Not quite as blown away by the appearance. Above average, but not worth a 3.9 Original 3.9 I continue to be impressed by Sweetwater and this one continues that trend. Clean, crisp citrusy aroma - but not overpowering like a freshly opened grapefruit. Generous, fluffy white head with heavy lacing and a nice cloudy nectar-like appearance. Nice crisp flavor - with just the right amount of hops to keep it interesting but not enough to make your mouth pucker. Nice strong finish. Wish they would carry this in Florida.
Foxbush (1221) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 This was a surprising good beverage. It was a gift. Color and aroma was good. Flavor was clean and lingered. I hope to find it again. I enjoyed more of this Pale ale in Savannah, GA. Traveling back from Taos we had lunch in the Atlanta airport. Sweetwater has a pub in concourse C. The IPA was consumed first. It was far superior to this very mundane APA. I have changed scores and will evaluate again. Purchased a 6-pack in Columbia, SC for the Tennessee game. We enjoyed the ale while at a tailgate. It is milder than I remembered.
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent lightly hopped flavor with a smooth after taste. I like the gentle complexity of this extra pale. This is easily an every day beer, I wish it more readily available outside of GA!
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice light color smooth taste, slight fruity taste with a little hop at the end. The first Sweetwater beer i have had and i want more.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold with white head.Sweet fruit malt nose.Fruit malt taste, slightly dry, with light hop finish
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color. Toasty hop notes and grass in the nose. Body is sweet and hoppy with a light touch of malt.