keepersj12 (2886) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I might be a tad higher on this bassed on the aroma. Loved it with a big pine hit and what I guess is the sage. A bit lacking in the flavor department, not close to the aroma. It was a bit thin in the mouth as well. A great beginning is not always a great ending.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hello spring! This is what I come to expect from a IIPA. Pours a deep burnt orange color. Great brew. Has a bit of carbonation to it but that quickly goes away. Flavor is sweet and really nice on the palate. Great brew!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #96. Hazy dark brown pour with a little bit if orange highlighting the borders, the head was a little rocky leaving a moderate lace on the glass and somewhat beige in color. Very herbal, sage I think and some pine squeezes it way through just a little bit. The herbalness is really up front with the flavor as well and it is just a little sweet as well, very odd to me, but not bad overall. (1645)
Drury (14) - Incline Village, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím fonder than most of this beer. Itís got a great aroma-- herbs (and I usually donít pick out herbs, so makes getting herbs nice). Itís lightly malted with a hint of coffee. The color is a rich, dark amber.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very herby aroma. Sage in the taste. Spiciness really sticks around. Nice amount of bitterness. I really like this beer. Pours darker than I expected.
DYCSoccer17 (3461) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. The initial aroma is a bit spicy--perhaps there is some rye in this? Earthy hop notes are also present with a scant sweetness, too. Not overly aromatic, though. Transparent dark amber/cola-colored body with a small light tan head and decent lacing present. A little spicy hop flavoring to start. Maybe some rye? (in hindsight, I guess this was actually the sage/juniper). This has some chewy maltiness in the middle. Hints of chocolate and some roastiness also comes through. Tannins make an appearance before this finishes with more herbal, earthy hop flavor. Mildly bitter at the end. Decent.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish, amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is an odd mix of juniper, sage, and sweet malt, with the hops taking a definite back seat on this one. Despite the odd aroma, the herbal flavor works. Lots of sweet malt and juniper up front with the hops coming through on the finish. Nice medium body, with average carbonation. Overall, not one I would drink everyday, but I am glad I tried it.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 One of my favorite IPAs. One of my favorite beers period. It pours a darker, hazy maize, very strange for an IPA. Nose is sweet hops, lots of citrus. Depth of flavor is absolutely incredible... it gives you a sweet kiss at the beginning, then citrusy and floral hops hit you, then the finish is a perfect balance of sweetness, malt, and bitter hops. Itís a long finish, but nothing insanely long. Mammoth has created a beer that could easily have been WAY too complex, and muddy, but they have executed it with grace. This is a wonderful beer. Even those that donít like IPAs will enjoy this.
neepsntatties (1306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting. Colour... amber with no head. Nose... juniper! And... juniper. Oh, and some hints of hops. Palate... a burst of, guess what.....? Juniper! Lots of that local sage which also gives it a vegetal hint, though not in a bad way. The hops show up mid-palate and linger on the finish.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish clear mahagony color with a nice slightly tan 1 finger head. Good lace. The aroma is a mixture of hops, cedar, and sage. It definitely has an herbal type aroma to it. Very interesting flavor. Not sure if I like it or not yet. Sweet malty backbone accented by a hoppy herbal like taste. Ends somewhat cleanly. Medium mouthfeel. I find myself keep drinking it so it must not be too bad. Not extremely hoppy or matly which is somewhat a surprise for a DIPA. The sage and juniper are fairly present and take center stage as they have such a pronounced aroma and taste. A unique beer to say the least. No real evidenceof the 8% abv.