chickenflea (338) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark slightly hazy amber. Clingy lace - nose is floral, zesty, spicy hops clinging to a sturdy malt base of dark toasted grains and toffee - low carbonation - smooth on the palate - flavor is moderately bitter on the approach, but the malt is pretty much center stage on the front end - very toasty and medium sweet - spicy herbal hops come on stronger through the middle and hit their most potent in the finish. The beer dries out as the bitterness intensifies, leaving a nice finish - reminds me of a malty up Celebration ale, which is not a bad thing - simple, but tasty.
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"2nd beer tried out of 2012 mixer, and another winner. Malt-wise reminds me of a Tahoe Red...nutty and slightly sweet. Dark. The hops are almost in contrast but it works really well, and the brewer’s description is spot on...peach and grapefruit dominate the hops. Nice brew."
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grain, nuts, peach, toffee, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of caramel, grain, pine, citrus, bread, and cocoa with a lingering bitter finish.
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear red pour with a very thick tan head. Floral and peppery aroma with a dry citrus note. Flavor is rather dry and astringent with a lingering peppery hop flavor. Probably a bit past its prime but still not bad.
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Pours dark amber with two fingers of perfect creamy head. Promises a lot and delivers as well. Aroma and flavor: caramel, hazelnut, chocolate and citrus. Oily palate and long bitter finish. SN delivers again!
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vanvenlo (1237) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackheart & Sparrows (2-Feb-2014) Sweet malt & herbal fruit aroma.Brown red colour, ok head and suds lacing.Sweet malt resin herbal flavour.Rounded resin spice finish and tangy fruit pepper aftertaste.
Lunkie (1404) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate malt hop aroma. Brown cour good head & lacing. Malt spice herbal chocolate flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
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esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazed ruby red with a very large creamy tan crown that relinquishes itself slowly. Aroma is a floral and toffee mix with citrus, grapefruit, caramel, bready malt and sticky buns. Taste is sweet with caramel, toffee, citrus, grapefruit, orange and light booze. Moderate bitterness on the finish.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
DuffMan (6787) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep red-orange with a frothy clingy head. The aroma is enticing, very hoppy with an undercurrent of sweet bready malts. The palate is malt forward, with breadcrusts, caramel, and milk chocolate balanced by ripe tropical fruit hop character. I think the age on this has tempered the bitterness somewhat, because I would characterize this as moderately bitter at most. Superb balance here, lovely flavours.
Shag (2609) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting Notes - On Tap at Brick Store in Atlanta at a 2012 Premire. This poured a dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma is full of citrus, caramel, and some dark fruit. The flavor is very bitter like an Impy IPA with many malty aspects of an amber ale. This is well balanced and tasty. Overall this is a good beer.