Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Bottle. Light amber to copper in color. Average head. Upront citrusy hop bite mellows into a favorable taste that will have you craving more. Decently strong IPA and nice hop complexity and aroma.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2005 edition. Pours a somewhat clear orange color with a nice head and lacing during consumption. (Mine was served fairly warm, perhaps 55-60 F/ 14 C.) Classic "C" hops in aroma and taste, with an ample amount of bittering hops as well. This is a good "tongue coater" beer. Overall, this is an excellent IPA.
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a very clear deep copper/amber color with a short head that didn’t last but a couple of minutes. Lacing lasted longer but it was mimimal as well. Aroma is pure citrus fruits with lots of pine. Flavor is overwhelmingly bitter, loads of grapfruit and nuances of lemon and other citrus. Mouthfeel was kind of flat, not very rich and a tad oily. Aftertaste was extremely bitter and lasted forever. This is a powerfully bitter IPA, which kind of suprised me as I considered it to be a holiday brew. Obviously a well crafted brew but not my favorite style.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2005 edition. Pours a darker orange color with a very thin white head. Very piney aroma with some citrus. Nice orange and grapefruit taste. This is very bitter. Nice and oily mouthfeel and little carbonation. Finish is more of the same pine/citrus.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish orange color w/ a tall fluffy off white head w/ some nice lacing. sweet and hoppy aroma orange rind, brown sugar, pine. Fairly oily palate lightly creamy. Surprisingly bitter nice pine and some citrus, no real sweet portion. But a good bitter IPA.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on draft @ Stockholm beer festival. Orange-amber with nice white head. Pine and dry hops in the aroma. Flavour contain seville orange. Full body. Slightly acidous moutfeel.
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 (2816) - Finspĺng, 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 (3532) - 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.