Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have yet to try a Sand Creek beer that has made me want to drink another Sand Creek beer and yet I keep trying them. This is why I hate RateBeer and wish to never visit this site again. What we have here is an orange and slightly cloudy brew w/ a long-lasting foamy head. It smells and tastes rather sharply of citrus rind and pine. Itís dry and drinkable and nice and bitter, though it does have a touch of a metallic edge in the finish. For the brewery, this is damn decent and actually itís pretty good for beer generally in so far as itís not a huge, sweet mess. Still, as an IPA, there are so many better ones so easily available, I just donít see me buying this again.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with small white head. Aroma of citrus hops and a touch of pine and tropical fruit (papaya). Medium body, medium citrus hop bitterness, some fruit notes, and a bitter finish.
dlbeer (840) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Amber pour with white head. Smells of hops and slight malt. Tastes of citrus hops with a bitter sweet finish
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DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from Brennanís in Madison (picked up during my stay for GTMW). No date found on bottle. Clear orange golden color. Pours with an airy fizzing off-white head. Fades to a thin amount that leaves some decent lace, though (at least initially). Medium body. Kind of smooth, soft, light to moderate carbonation. Light slick finish. Some bigger metallic mustiness in the flavor that makes me wonder how fresh this is. Some nice pine and citrus hop too, though. Light bready malt, kind of a spicier finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, more dry taste. As it is, just an alright IPA at best. Hard to ignore that metallic aroma in the finish. After I get halfway through and finish my notes, it only gets worse with each progressive sip... Managed to finish, though
BrewHaMeister (178) - - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Holy foam head. Nose is corn and sweet malt. Flavor is semi sweet. Ok beer, not too bad at 1.8 rating. ....Updated rating of "Red Headed"...tap poured a crystal amber with a medium head and nice lacing. Aromas of fresh citrus hops, leather and bread. Flavor is medium bitter delicious.
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, cloudy light amber pour - Tons of fruit in the nose - peaches and apples, and cirtus fruits. Finishes piney with plenty of hop resins.
pablo951 (462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it out of a bottle. Pours a hazt orange amber hue with a foamy thick head, and heavy lacing. it has a piney earthy aroma, and a sturdy IPA taste.
pdy27 (5) - - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stong piney smell strong start smoky hop flavor strong finish tastes better after a few sips
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2012. Bottle while in MN. Amber color with a white head. Nice aromas of hops, citrus and pine. A tad bland, but still with some strong bones and character.
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good aroma with considerable caramel-hop balance. Less enjoyable flavor in which the grassy hops soon overwhelm the core flavors. But ok anyway. Surprising abv. Bottle.