emacgee (4005) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft and pretty clean golden amber with one finger of dense white head. Sierra’s beers always look great. Nose is meh, nondescript hops are at the forefront, lightly grassy, spicy/peppery notes, some citrus rind, none of the tropicals advertised...with a tint of bready malt. Flavor is about the same. Bit more on the bitter side than I likes.... Very strong grassy and citrus rind component. Again, hop character seems like broad strokes to me. Definitely hoppy but I wouldn’t have been able to ID anything....Medium light body with a dry finish.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber in color with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, slight caramel and piney and grassy hops. Malty flavor up front with some caramel accents before a grassy hop finish.
mcox90 (1535) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, part of 2013 Beer Camp 12 pack. Pours light orange with a one finger off white head. Modest lacing. Aroma is floral & a bit sweet. Touch of bread & honey. Flavor starts out sharply bitter, but mellows out. Medium bodied with a sharp bitter finish.
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Rather have a pale ale or torpedo but this ipa is fresh with good hop flavor. Not my favorite profile but Sierra Nevada hops are elite.
radio_nowhere (793) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2013 Beer Camp into pint glass. Hazy orangy amber-golden color with white head. Aroma of caramel malt, tropical fruity and piney leaning hops. Taste is more bready malt sweetness, dry and bitter, somewhat medicinal with pine/resin citrus hops dominating. Medium body, low carbonation, dry, sticky with bitter finish. Almost like a dryer Torpedo or something, interesting IPA take.
Bif (1409) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- pours a dark amber color with a nice foamy head and some lacing. Aroma of mild citrus with a bit of pine and trace of frut and caramel sweetness. Taste of caramel sweetness with bit of citrus and touch of malt. Has a mild bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, smooth with a nice crispness. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: pours is a bright rusty orange. Seems a little dark for an ipa. Smells of citrus and pine. I can’t detect and specific fruits. I think the co2 escaping us covering up part of the aroma, if that is even possible. Bitter pine with hints of citrus. Seems a little thin but lively on the palate. At the end i kinda feel like i have been sucking on an aspirin. The more i drink the less i like it. The score dropped 0.40 since i starting rating this beer till now.
Bill Becker (247) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- poured cold, it is a hazy orange gold, big 2 finger head of foam, good lacing.
S- I smell piney hops that are distinctly bitter....reminds me of aspirin, unfortunately. On the plus side, there is some malt in the background that I think is needed, at least when it comes to the smell.
T- bitter right off the bat. First the nasty aspirin like flavour. More sips in and it continues on the very bitter side..not getting any tropical fruit that I usually associate with Citra Hops. Very little malt
influence of any kind to my palate. I think it could have used some.
M- just right for an IPA so no problems there.
O- Overly bitter with no balance of any kind, I do not like this brew. Sorry, Sierra Nevada.
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Grapefruit, pine and caramel. Some tropical fruit in the background as the brew warms. Light bitter finish.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on August 29th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours an orange copper opaque.
Aroma: Aroma of tropical fruit, light pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, pine light ctirus, malt is present but not in a way that obstructs some IPAs.
Palate:Medium body, sticky.
Summary: A pretty nice IPA that has a lot of citrus notes. I don’t know how this one could be marketed as different then other IPAs in SN’s line, but could work as a regular offering.