chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy burnt orange color. Sports an average fizzy head that faded to a thin film within 5 minutes. The nose is indeed floral in with the rose hips predominating. Taste is initially very bitter. The malt taste is very suppressed. This "experimental" brew should keep hopheads very happy: few beers I have tasted are this "hop-forward." Having said that I found the beer enjoyable. The texture is soft and slightly oily. The finish is very long. The taste of dandelions lingered on my palate for at least 5 minutes. Because of its aggressive hopping, this is not a beer I would buy on a regular basis, but I would love to see it in stores again in about a year. Well done SN. Thanks for offering this different and aggressive beer.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Copper body with a thick, sustainable white head that leaves little lacing in its path. Aroma of heavy citrus, with lots of pine & resin. Smells a bit like Fruity Pebbles, only with some moderately dank & slightly soapy undertones. Flavor loaded with pine, hop oil, resin, bitter grapefruit pith, pineapple rind, & a strong perfumy floral note to finish things off. Staunch bitterness, white peppery & moderately botanical with a light biscuit malt base. Perhaps a little too heavy on the back-end bittering hops. Decent at best, drinkablility gets hampered a bit.
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"I’ve been drinking a lot of sessionable hoppy brews lately and really liking em. what this lacks in light body in color, it makes up for in an intensely hoppy dank flavor and aroma. Weed-like hopsm cutrus, and interesting florals from the rose hips play very nice together. "
Stuu666 (9802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden orange, nose is grapefruit, orange, taste is dry, bitter, fruity.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a frothy white head. Way too much carbonation. Mild hop aroma. Rather floral as the name would imply. Flavor is bitter at the start then dries out in the middle. Definitely much more floral than citrusy, and a pity because I prefer the citrus. Too dry and bitter.
lopisar (249) - 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 (1814) - Brentford, 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 (1551) - 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 (1905) - 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 (2861) - 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 (21235) - , 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.