chucklemation (269) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color, poured from bottle, with a white foam head. Has a lightly piney aroma, which stands out stronger than the citrus. Has a nice hoppy character with a tad bit of pine. Very nice.
rumproasts (2000) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Very mild hops and a quasi-spruce sweetness. Pleasant and nice, but I’d like a few more hops.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 3/14/2014. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle.
Medium to large sized white/beige foamy head with good lacing and nice retention. The aroma is piney and grapefruity, malty and sweet. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. The juniper berries are more evident in the taste than the aroma. Decent carbonation. Nice mild long lasting bitterness. Some herbal notes as well. Very drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sam Adams winter mixed 12 pack. Pours light amber. Off white frothy head. Piney aroma. Flavor is hop bitter. Haven’t tasted Juniper, but assume that’s the flavor I’m picking up. Typical IPA mouthfeel. Overall decent drinkable beer. A typical SA special seasonal. The kind of beer that you like, but you won’t ever seek out again.
bropgh (14) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Amber with decent head and retention. Good lacing
S- Malts and citrusy bitterness. Can’t pinpoint anything in particular though.
T- Citrus bitterness and some malts. Wasn’t expecting something like this from SA.
M- Very drinkable. Light and pleasant.
O- Came with SA Winter variety case. First off, is this SA? I was not expecting something this tasty. Will definitely enjoy this again!
5000 (5977) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Fairly full bodied shrubby IPA. Not all that hoppy or bitter. Has moreso of a shrubby bitterness, perhaps the Juniper? Decent body. Pretty damn shrubby overall. Shrubby!!!
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear amber red color with a thick fluffy white head. the aroma is floral, sweet, slight citrusy. the taste is very mild for an ipa. you pick up some mild hops, grassy, slighty acidic, very floral. not a bad beer.
CardsPackHawks (83) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got a few of these as part of a variety pack at Christmas. The juniper does add an interesting flavor. It is kinda sweet and earthy at the same time. Not bad, but not necessarily something I would search out again.
ZacM612 (20) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber with nice head. Pleasant bitterness, but still smooth for an IPA. Juniper is not overpowering. Pretty good.
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a big IPA fan, so perhaps this rating is a bit biased. However, as IPAs go, this was actually my speed. Not too hoppy or bitter and the juniper flavor added a nice touch. All and all, as IPAs go, a decent beer.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Grapefruit / tangerine citrusy, mild caramel / toasted malty, kind of piney / herbal aroma. Chewy cracker / toasted malty, orange / tangerine, slight caramel, piney flavor. Fairly clean but not something I’d be inclined to drink again.