pintbypint (2275) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz brown bottle. Yellow pour, big frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Huge hoppy nose, mix of pine and grapefruit, sharp orange and a hint of dank. Taste is highly hoppy with grapefruity notes, some tropical fruitiness and a mild soapiness, bit of orange, light malt. Finishes dryly, medium amount of bitterness carries through, grapefruity hops linger. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall, a nice brew, great aroma, high drinkability, even though the soapiness detracts from it just a tiny bit and the body seems a little thin. Worth trying.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boldly hopped, especially for such a low-alcohol beer. But that’s a good thing if you like hoppy/bitter beers and want something sessionable and/or low alcohol. Light golden with a thin, quickly fading head. Refreshing and effervescent, and it isn’t thin and watery like many ~4% beers out there. Malts are light, crackery and hay-like. Hop bitterness is high -- grassy and somewhat stark. Hop flavors and aromas are very floral. It’s a good "easy drinker" for hopheads.
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a clear golden color with a thick white head. The aroma was of pine and resin hops. The taste was of pine, resin, and light floral hops with a touch of malt sweetness. Very good APA.
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pours a very light golden body. Small one finger head settles down to thin edging. Light lacing and retention.
S - Fantastic aroma that certainly emanates a larger beer profile. Papaya and mango, bitter grapefruit, and some light caramel malts. Very strong hop aroma.
T - Falls a bit flat against the aroma. Traces of tropical fruit over a large crackery malt base. Not particularly bitter. Has a light almost watery finish. Mouth feel is well carbonated but quite light.
O - I’m not sure whether I want to hate or love this beer. It certainly succeeds in its goal of a tasty and hoppy session IPA. That seems to be its downfall though. For me a $12 sixer of an IPA should just pack more flavor than this. I could easily down an entire six pack, but I think a beer like SNPA is just more practical cost wise.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold pour with thick frothy head. Nose is huge citrus hops. Hops ate fainter on taste and fade back nicely. Faint maltiness and pine. Nice easy drinker
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ADfan (503) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a medium yellow color with a nice head. The aroma is like an IPA with pine and flowers. The taste is a little tart and light. I was expecting a little more but it seemed to be missing something to give it a full flavor. There was some apples and herbs but fell off quick. Medium finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet biscuit and caramel malts with grapefruit and pine hops and some bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice sessionable IPA with a good hop profile and hop and malt balance.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma on this is very hoppy with plenty of floral character. Also has some lemon character, too. Not much in the way of malt aroma. Transparent golden body with a rocky, white head that is pretty strong. Starts with a bit of an astringent hop bitterness. Some lemon character. Light toasty cereal malt flavors come through in the middle, before this finishes mildly bitter with floral and lemon flavors. A nice beer.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, crisp, pine and citrus aroma with light doughy malts. The flavor is fairly dry and lightly bitter. The hopping is nice, with plenty of citrus. Malts are a bit dull. Very enjoyable beer overall.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ben and Stephanie, thanks! Pale yellow, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma is really nice fresh grass, weeds, scallions. Taste is bitter, fruity, grassy. Very nice.