blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, light amber pour with thin foam, peppery citrus aroma with prickly citrus flavor and thin bodied
jhamp9 (1034) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour with a really nice white and great lacing. Floral, citrus, and grassy aroma. Taste is pine, floral, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Very solid.
Bricktop86 (558) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a lot of loose white head. Aroma is floral, earthy, and caramel. Taste is medium bitter sweet.
nick76 (4209) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is floral but also citrusy and piny. The malts are caramel like. The appearance is copper gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The plate is smooth but not thick. Overall Sierra pretty much creates IPAís that set the standard.
Palidor19 (2932) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a rich beer with lots of nice floral hops and rich malt flavor. the beer has a super strong malts that hit the pine very hard. for the true beer drinkers.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatics hit nice and hard very floral and crisp. Appearance is dry and golden. Taste is balanced between hoppy and mild bitterness. Palate is medium. Overall its awesome.
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber with layer of white head. The name is a perfect description. Very bitter, very floral, and slightly herbal. I didnít actually like it personally. But it was good for what it was.
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex floral hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This a very good brew.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as floral as the title led me to expect, but not a bad IPA. Especially for an amateur recipe.
ansermadide (1518) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow... you can smell this beer from a mile away. Its intense hop nose permeates its airspace instantly. It has a mostly clear, dark orange color, an off-white head, and quite a lot of small sediment (hop particles, perhaps?) in suspension.
That aroma is what really makes this beer. Itís very earthy, musky, and green as a swamp. The flavor is extremely bitter. Itís thin in the mouth, heavily hopped, and so bitter and green that it tastes like youíre sucking on a rusty piece of rebar. As potent as the aroma is, Iím not surprised that the flavor is so hoppy. Unfortunately, itís actually slightly uncomfortable.
Once you get it out of your mouth, though, itís not so bad in the finish. I think the whole rose hips and petals might have been a little too much.