bytemesis (5556) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark clear amber with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma has strong notes of pine and citrus hops as well as toasted malt / caramel. Flavor is well balanced; initial blast of citrus hops, followed by strong roasted malt character, finishing extremely bitter into the aftertaste. Alcohol is well masked in this complex beer.
peteinSD (1439) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at brewery. Clear orange appearance with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is herbal with sage and floral with some light hop bitterness in the finish. Taste is a heavy malt presence with herbal flavors and some light bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thick. Not your standard double IPA but a nice beer uf you like herbal, floral beers.
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer from kupros. Taste like juniper. Not a fan but can drink. Fresh gum taste... Decent beer.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured amber/orange with a thin head. I like sage and I like juniper but I thought they clashed quite a bit here. Easy drinking, noticeable hop bitterness and earthiness with malt sweetness. Some botanical characters, spicy sage and earthy juniper. It all seemed there, but didn’t work together the way I would hope.
deekyn (1441) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 A -pours deep red/brown with high tan head and strong lacing.
S - Aromas of juniper berry and sage to start. Grassy and piney hops to follow.
T - Nice strong grassy and piney hops on the nose. A bit resinous with notes of alfalfa. Nice subtle malty middle and ending. The juniper berry and sage are infused throughout, and are a very welcome addition.
O - A great IPA, well balanced with malts. Juniper berry, and predominant sage really adds to this brew.
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is slight hazy orange with white head, a bit fizzy and aroma has a nice pine, grass, and biscuit combination, some slight caramel notes in there as well, but fairly simple aroma. Taste is a mix of biscuit, toffee, some slight grass and pine notes, finishing fairly bitter and slightly dry, carbed a little high.
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared with Doodler and company poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of floral notes, biscuit, citrus, light earthiness and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, lemon, grapefruit, pine and light floral notes with a crisp dry lingering bitter lemon finish.
adnielsen (10311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Cloudy, red-orange appearance with a light brown head. Floral hoppy, caramel malty aroma. Slightly soapy/floral hoppy, bitter caramel malty flavor.
thetmaxx (869) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the gift pack from the brewery. Aroma is spicy. Flavor is bitter, and also spicy. Lots of herbs. One of the most interesting ipas I’ve had. Color is darker burnt orange. Also Juniper is in there.
stouby (4186) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Mammoth Mountains Inn.
Clear redbrown with a light brown head, quickly gone. Aroma medium malty, caramel, juniper and sage. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy spicy. Medium body. To heavily spiced to be an IPA.