Drake (7828) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the Beer Camp sampler, from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color wirth a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Intensely herbal hop aroma, spicy hops and a faint floral finish. The taste is caramel malts with a bitter herbal and minty hop finish. Medium bodied. Interesting but not really my thing.
lopisar (142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a pretty thick foam. Mild floral aroma. Nice bitterness with a balanced malt part. Fruity
Gary (1265) - big city livin ,London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled ; Nice floral aroma with rich boozed up hop accents ; Firey orange with good white top ; Grapefruit , oranges and peppery alcohol ;Extremely rich beer , this could do with some more cutting dryness .
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nice amber ale with a solid sheet of light tannish foam. Nose is dank - this is something I would expect from the likes of Lagunitas, not SN. This is onion, weed, body odor, and waaay deep in there a hint of orange concentrate. Not impressed. Flavor is quite bitter with some woody character and then some more onion - people describe the onion in some beers, and I rarely get it, but here it’s just vile. Medium bodied with moderated carb. I’m not happy with this at all.
Serving type: bottle
skoisirius (1438) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m currently rating every SN brew I’ve ever had in one clean sweep.
I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work and thanks!
merc7186 (1642) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Golden Straw Hue/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Bready, Floral
T: Grainy, Biscuits, Mild Floral
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, its good if you like bready/grainy IPAs but other than the bitterness and mild floral nose.taste, its way too much graininess.
madmitch76 (12964) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd December 2012
hazy gold beer with a tidy white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Mild minerals. Orange hops with a mild marmalade vibe. Malt cream. Nice fruity floralness from the rosehips. Traces of lemon and floralness. Finishes semi dry. Hangs together well and is very drinkable.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite brew from this years box but worth the time to drink. The aroma was the best thing about the brew. The flowery hops were awesome to partake in
JStax (2558) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by drsilverworm. Pours a translucent copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is floral, imagine that, grassy, and herbal. Tastes fine, especially considering the age of the beer.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Beer Camp variety pack from BevMo: Appeared as a dark golden honey topped with a soapy fluffing of head. Aroma is similar the pale ale recipe except that there is more floral aromas of hops and a heavier presence of bread like malts. The flavor is somewhat bitter yet sweet with some syrupy malts that are balanced with some earthy hops.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice and well-balanced IPA. Tons of flavor but not really as unexpected of flavors as the label claimed. Nearly perfect balance.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a truly beautiful, clear, light to medium amber with an average to large, slightly off-white head kept a thick sheet. The aroma had light to moderate caramel malt; moderate floral, perfumey, herbal and grassy hops; and resinous hops when warmer. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with an average duration. There was caramel malt, floral, grassy and perfumey hops, and slight citrus hops. It really tasted quite herbal and plant like. The light to medium body was sort of creamy, but oily and then silky then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly metallic finish.