oRos (1419) - 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 (4192) - 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 didnít work together the way I would hope.
deekyn (1423) - 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 (8842) - 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 (11760) - 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 (10199) - 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 (831) - 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 Iíve had. Color is darker burnt orange. Also Juniper is in there.
stouby (4149) - Holbśk, 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.
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ok. first things first. This tastes more like a barleywine than a lot of the barleywines Iíve had. I am not sure what makes this an IPA. I guess the IBUís are right but the malt here is huge. Anyways.
Aroma: INCREDIBLE Juniper, sage, malt, hops, herby, spicy. really amazing
Appearance: Beautiful clear reddish brown with a big velvety tan head that lasts. Nice lacing
Taste: big malt, complex malt, juniper a hint of sage and a nice hop linger but really the malt and the juniper play here so nicely
Palate: a bit thin for all that flavor.
Overall a really great beer. A great idea for those familiar with Highway 395 it really sums up the journey. A great use of local ingredients and an outstanding ale.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a deep cranberry color with a very attractive and robust tan head. Nose is malts, citrus, and juniper. Medium body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich a good balance between the hops/juniper. and the malt. The finish is a combination between citrus hop bitterness and and juniper. Excellent beer.