hophessel (6) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is taste like the Eastern Sierrraís in a glass. Aromas of spice, sage(brush), and juniper with a decisive hoppiness balanced by a malty backbone. A unique beer!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had all over the town some time during February. Dark copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of weed, peach, fruit punch, and mint. I used to smoke quite a bit of pot in college, and when we twisted up a spliff, I would chew on the stems. This beer tasted exactly like weed stems and some bittering hops. Pungent stinky herb. A touch of caramel. Nice bitterness, but insanely drinkable. I love the flavor of this one. Some lingering weed and herbal flavors. I wish I had more, but I moved to Seattle.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber with a lingering frothy head. Strong piney hop and sage smell reminds me of trips to Potholes Wildlife Refuge; the wild sage brush in Central Washington has an awesome floral scent to it. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Nice hoppy flavors mirror the aroma with pine sap, sage, juniper, and a light caramel sweetness to round things out. A great ipa here.
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.
rmussman (1587) - 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!
dukeredhair (241) - 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.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Whiskey in Mammoth. Beautiful nose, just like walking in the pine forests of the Sierra mountains, very smooth mouth feel. Pretty complex with alot of different levels, finishes with an insane burst of sage and flowing hoppyness, thanks for the sample Jason, great job on your recipe and your brewing. I made sure to buy a few 22ís to bring back to San Diego~
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Really enjoyed the less hoppy body of sage and juniper the second time around.
Original 3.5 Looks great but the aroma is a bit funky. The flavor has hops that come out at the end, but overall the flavor is not that good. Great finish, but disappointing body.
bytemesis (2173) - 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.
banii (220) - Trondheim, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the gasstation in Mammoth Lakes. Ruby red, moderate head. Aroma of toffee and pine. Taste is sweet - toffee, mild citrus and pine. Medium bitter. Some late juniper-taste. Love it.