Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of fruity, floral, tropical, citrus and resin hops. The taste is toasted malts with citrus, tropical and herbal notes. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, prickly feel. Nice.
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
The beer is absolutely crystal clear and pale yellow hued with a small white head. The aroma is fabulous. Hops galore with notes of tropical fruit. Malt? What malt? The flavor is quit nice. Hop forward, extremely light in body. A quaffable summer brew. I definitely recommend this beer.
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a pillowy white head that has good retention and leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is mango, watermelon, a bit of pine, and some grapefruit. A hint of pineapple as well. Taste is dry with mango, watermelon, and a bit of pine. There is just a bit of caramel malt. The finish is dry with a light bitterness. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Pretty tasty for a low alcohol beer, although Iím not sure why itís priced higher than most of their regular lineup.
csaso (1229) - Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, bright yellow color, fair pine hop aroma and flavor, mild sweet malt balance
pintbypint (2391) - 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 (3418) - 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 thatís 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 isnít 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. Itís a good "easy drinker" for hopheads.
jandd1983 (2087) - 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 (619) - 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 - Iím 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 (616) - 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 (538) - 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.