Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle, 2004 edition. Aroma quite robust and nose grabbing citric hops. Pour was a nice amber with a nice head that laced nicely. Flavor was good the hops really reach out but the malt profile to it takes just enough edge off. Palate was medium and smooth . Overall I enjoyed it very much.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with jzzbassman - Thanks Monte! - Pours deep amber iwth a nice offwhite head that laces pretty well down the glass. Aroma of citrus hops. A bit peachy. Flavor is great pine flavor from those west coast hops. A bit of malt beneath but mostly dominated by the hops. Palate is medium bodied and very smooth. Another fantastic brew from Sierra Nevada.
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2004 Bottle) Amber coloured with a nice head. Hop and apricot aroma. Hop and raisin flavour. Excellent.
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy on the hops aroma and taste. Smooth on the palate though. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but leaves one wanting for more. A great beer! Definitely one I hope to drink again.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2003 vintage poured a hazy copper with a small amber head. Aromas of grapefruit,carmel, pine, and a hint of berries. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine, carmel, and a hint of mollasses with a pleasently bitter finish.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004: smooth beer that has a nice hoppy flavor with a hint of caramel and a very nice finish.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a 2004 bottle, lots of hops in the nose, along with some berry and maybe even a bit of lactose(?). a smooth hoppy flavor with a solid malty/caramel backbone. a little bit of bitterness on the tail but a solid flavor and clean finish make this yet another solid brew from imo the best macro/micro brewer out there.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red, copper hue with an off white foamy head. Intense citrussy aroma. Taste is very similar to SN Pale Ale, therefore is very good. Crisp citrussy with a long bitter finish and a touch of spice. Good stuff.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had to have something that kicked the taste buds into gear - this was a great choice.Gorgeous copper with initially frothy off-white, then reduced to a minimal head. Some malt is present but really the spicy hoppiness dominates - and is welcome to do so. Notes of both citrus and fresh forest pine are there, accompanied by the sweet malts through the finish. Very nice.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2004. Beautiful cooper colore with a creamy head. Aromas of cirtus, spices and pine. The flavor is spicy and perfectly harsh. A real winner.