zsb19 (480) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle - Pours nice copper color with thick foamy white head. Aroma is full of citrus and hops. Palate is somewhat thin, but crisp and clean. Taste has some nice bite with a good amount of hops and a grapefruit-like follow through. Overall an excellent pale ale with a lot of flavor. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2006
My favorite pale ale. The beer that inspired me to brew 3, 5 gallon batches (so far) trying to duplicate it. I really like the sweet malt and hop aroma. With a balance of flavor between the hops and malt that make it a shear pleasure to drink. The palate is just a tiny bit weak but man it’s a good beer. SocietyIsAnSTD (6) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006 does not count
On the orange side of clear gold. Slighty citrusy, perhaps bready aroma. Taste is mostly hops with a bit of spice and some vague undertones. crisp, clean mouthfeel with lingering hop bitterness. A bit too hoppy for my tastes, but delicious all the same. Satisfying pale ale. jrohn92 (105) - USA - MAY 8, 2006
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a very nice clean and crisp taste. It also has a yellow/orange body. spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours a light orange/yellow amber with a big soapy head. Not an overwhelming aroma, but has a nice floral/citric "fresh" smell along with some bready malts. The taste is really nicely balanced between the bready, not-too-sweet malt and the very floral hops. Good long, bitter finish. Very flavorful, and first-rate for the style.
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
This was a tasty beer. Probably the best mass produced beer that I have had. It was delightfully bitter. An amber color and a good long standing head. I modeled my first homebrew after this. jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Golden amber color out of the bottle with an attractive cream colored head. Buscuity malt nose with fresh cutris hop notes. I can’t believe that I haven’t rated this standard beer yet. It is always a safe bet in bars without a lot of geek beer. Carmelly sweetness and bready malts balanced with sharp grapefruit and orange rind bitterness. Very solid beer after all these years. Christian (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
Golden with little head. Floral, clean cascade aroma. Wonderful flavour with enough sweetness to balance the hops. Simple and great beer. chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle, this is the standard, nice citrus hop aroma, excellent bitterness with malt structure, nice even palate. great beer you can always count on bigcat03 (340) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2006 Bottle from Wal-Mart -A good pale ale; Initial taste is somewhat citrusy with a little malt; Backbone is a little more bitter than what I expected, but still very good; A little pricey, but worth the extra dollar or two overr Bud and Miller.