AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Excellent hoppy fruity aroma. Slight cloudy straw colored pour. Superb malt hop balance with grapefruit and citrus. This is pretty close to beer perfection. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2013
smells like a very high quality beer. lots of citrusy hops, malt, grapefruit.
tastes lives up to the aroma. hoppy but smooth, well balanced citrus and pine.
when I think of a high quality beer, this is what I think of. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours bright sparkling king tut gold w/ a full spritzy froth. Aromas of wet herbs and spice. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are delicate and complex w/ lemon rind, herbs, spice, and a subtle asprin dryness on the finish. Not a malt bomb at all. This is very complex. The bittering comes like a ghost in the night while you sleep. All is quiet then you’re awakened and suddenly immersed in a Hitchcock thiller. Bloody awsome I say. Well balanced. A session brew by far. Highly recommended. cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Great brew scene in San Diego and love the Bev Mo stores. Got this brew there. Great hop nose great crystal clarity with tight white foam head. Excellent crisp clean malt/hop balance in the flavor and excellent mouthfeel for type and finish eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Had this at my wedding. A great beer to just drink all night long. Clean, crisp, refreshing, but flavorful enough to keep you interested.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2004
My very first homebrew was a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone that didn't quite match perfectly, but was damn good. This reminds me of that batch, only quite a bit better.
Pours a light amber with an amazingly lumpy head that left a very nice lace down the glass.
The scent is what reminded me of my homebrew the most. Very fresh smelling floral hops - almost like I was sniffing the bag. This has to have been dry-hopped. Most excellent.
Flavor is a lot like SNPA; floral hops nicely balanced with sweet malt and a hint of light fruits. Quite nice.
Mouthfeel is a tad thin and has a bit of an aftertaste, but is still nice. Overall this is a a fantastic PA and definately worth seeking out.
Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for the awesome PA. sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2006
This beer pours an amber gold with a frothy white head that dissipates in to a thick film that lasts and laces the whole way down the beer. The smell hits you initially with the aroma of the hops. First of all the distict floral and citrus flavors that are so common. There is also a hint of some lightly toasted pale malts. The taste is also fantastic. The hops are obviously the focus of the beer but this does not prevent the beer from preventing some delightful sweet and toasted malts. Again the normal floral/citrus hops are most prevalent but once the beer is tasted the citrus flavor seems to dominate. The mouthfeel is carbonated well with some nice thickness. There is also a welcome dimension of bitterness associated with this beer. Overall I really enjoy this one. This is one I will come back to again and again.
Hop_Hedonist (614) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2013
Malty hit followed by herbal/fruity hops - light bodied, smooth and easy - mildly bitter - kinda like a really tasty English style bitter due to the sweet biscuit malt dominance but got that great West Coast hoppiness - which makes me very hoppy... er, I mean happy. zizzybalubba (1878) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Raleigh, NC (Triangle). Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Beautiful bitter taste of grapefruit rind, wet grass, pine, and tangerine. Light bodied and very bitter for a pale ale. Great beer and one of the best American Pale Ale’s I have ever tried. jc1762 (1545) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Poured into Sam Adams Perfect pint showing about a finger and half of clean white foam and pours golden clear.
The nose shows clean and fresh tropical and exotic fruits (e.g. pineapple, mango) with hints of cannabis and pine.
The palate is medium bodied and very fruit forward - a lot of fresh tropical fruit flavors. The mids show slight malt sweetiness. Slight bitterness at the end rounds off the pale ale. Great beer to start a session and even better fresh during a warmer season. As a pale ale, this is almost perfect.