dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy dark amber brew with a honey flavour and a distinctly smooth aroma. Very typical of the pacific coast brews. A warm welcome during a cool winter night.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle from Sainsbury’s. Excellent amber hoppy concoction. Piney floral hop aroma, good mouthfeel, long fruity hop aftertaste. Utterly delicious.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed this brew with Regal and Shag...copper color, heavy hops (duh) -- citrus/grapefruit -- and bitter finish. Couldn’t put my finger on what I was picking up in the aroma, until Regal said "Scotch Tape"...that’s it exactly!
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and hoppy, a little bit of fruit and honey with a bitter finish. Probably too sweet to be a regular choice of mine, but a nice bitter finish and no strange or discordant notes at all.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Deep coper color with white head. Aroma is hoppy and bitter. Taste is nicely hoppy with a touch of friut. Dry finish. Nice.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Plain Kitchen, Göteborg, thanks to rickgordon. Fruity citrus grapefruit hop oily aroma. Smooooth. Very nice aroma. Some sweet malt character. Reddish amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with mild-medium carbonation. Starts with medium sweet malt, biscuit, neutral fruit, and a nice doseof fruity oily hops. Acidity is mild, but increases with the hoppy bitterness tonthe finish. After has bitter apple taste, chalky, with some sugary remnants. Nice ale.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Another good beer from one of my favorite breweries. Pours nice and dark brown with a lasting head. Very warming for the winter months. Nice hop bite with a touch of spiciness.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) One of the better IPAs, but that’s not saying too much for someone like me that doesn’t like the style. Just decent, nothing more. Not bitter but a little sour.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of light spice and wheatish hint of cologne. Pours a hazy ruby amber with honey highlights. The tall creamy dense beige head is fully lasting with good lacing. The big flavor starts sweet and malty with a warm alcoholic middle. The finish is long and pronounced with a heavy bitterness. The full and soft palate is dry and finishes astringent. Full tasting with great balance. Another winner from SN brewing.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not usually a fan of Sierra Nevada, but I’ll sign this petition. Slight sour citrus (grapefruit? I seem to be tasting grapefruit in everything lately-maybe I have some stuck between my teeth). I’m tasting some hallertau hops, but I could be wrong. Smooth crisp finish. Yes, thank you, I will have another.