daleharshman (933) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased at brewery while on a mountain biking trip to Mammoth. Pours a reddish amber color, almost like brewed tea. The half finger of off-white head quickly diminishes. Just as the bottle promises, the nose is full of sage and juniper, much like a Sierra Nevada forest. The sage and juniper dominate, but other aromas include hoppy pine (more on the forest theme) as well as a little bit of citrus. Taste is initially strong on the juniper with the sage more prominent toward the finish. There is some grapefruit in there too, but the wild Sierra sage and juniper are the real story here. A nice malt-hops balance and imperceptible alcohol make this a great IPA and very easy to drink.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bonus beer shared by Dogbrick at the Sam Adams Beer Lover’s choice tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7/30/09. Opaque amber pour with a thin off-white head. Grainy malt aroma with some grass, a bit of hops and a lot of herbal influence (oregano mostly, although that isn’t one of the ingredients). Overly herbal flavor with some sweet malt and a semi-bitter finish. Not a bad idea, but overdone on the herbs.
Dogbrick (8672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Sam Adams beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 07/30/09. The beer is a clear orange-copper color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing. Herbal hops and fruit in the nose. Medium body with flavors of herbs, floral hops and earthy malt. The finish is fruits and herbs with a mild hops aftertaste. Just average overall, and honestly a little disappointing.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep bubbling copper with a small off white head. Full toasted hop, pineapple, lemon, malt, and juniper to the nose. Flavors have a driving juniper tone with the pine hops riding along. Solid malt backing. Notes of lemon and sage. Mouth is medium to full bodied with a mice mild bitter. A real nice DIPA. A little underrated IMHO.
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is very spicy with hints of grass, floral, and cat pee. Taste is slightly malty, herbal, and spicy.
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. The semll is peppermint leaves, hops, citrus, spices, and mint. The look is clear, amber in color, not too much of its off white head. The taste is musty, spices, herbal, and mint.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma of juniper,resin, sage, grass, earth, and caramel. Flavor of sage, hops (floral, citrus), and caramel malt.
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours the color of iced tea with a long lasting tan head. The nose is all hops -- pine, citrus, and floral. I like the variety of hop aromas. Lots of hops in the taste bu tnot overly bitter. Juniper and a little bit of Christmas spice. Flavors linger long on the palate. For a 2IPA I would have liked more of a malt backbone but still enjoyed the hops and spiciness nonetheless.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Notes of cat piss, cat litter, and sage. Mouthfeel is watery and sweet. Medium finish.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to americanbrew, orange color with no head, eucalyptus and pine aromas, flavor is herbal, pines and citrus