Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Toronado San Francisco. About as average as it gets. Tried it because it was a "special anniversary" beer, but the anniversary was the only thing special about it.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange appearance with an off white head. Somewhat bready herbal, mid citrusy aroma. Flavor had some lit caramel notes along with some citrus and a bit of pine with a bit of booze on the finish. Kind of bland and not all that interesting. First disappointment from Sierra Nevada in a while.
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is sweet citrus fruit and light bready malt. The flavor is sweet piney citrus, with alcohol and a full mouthfeel. Alcohol, pine and bread in the finish.
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours cloudy copper with white head. Taste is slightly hoppy and boozy. Reminds me of a not as good DBA.
marcus (6350) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a decent beige head and a something that tastes like red malt that is deliciously bitter and dry. Sticks to the palate.
bhensonb (10793) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark gold with a creamy white head. Rather citrus/pine aroma. Med body. Flavor is med roast malt with a heavy dose of mixed hop. Mainly floral/citrus. Finishes a little malty, but very bitter and hoppy. Give a little time it seems to develop a touch of tobacco. Just excellent.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really big beer that sneaks up on you. Pours a generic IPA orange color. Big hop notes up front. I get some blueberry and citrus notes in the taste followed by some alcohol notes. Quite interesting.
mcberko (6029) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of moderate tropical fruits (peaches and passionfruit especially) and some citrus hops. Flavour comes across as a cross between a IIPA and a barley wine, with quite a cloyingly sweet syrupy quality, balanced pretty badly with citrusy hops. There is an unpleasant astringency that lingers along with the syrupy tones. Not sure what the hell this is was supposed to be, but this was a big miss for me. A surprising disappointment from Sierra Nevada.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber beer with a big whitish head. Yeast and grapefruit aroma. Yeast and spice flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Yeast and spice lingers with grapeferuit and light pine.
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.