bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Beautiful amber color with quite thin head. Strong, (grape)fruity, piney hop aroma typical with american ipas, makes your tastebuds eagerly wait for the first sip!! Spicy and somehow acidic flavor with crisp, long lasting bitter finish. A good beer, but by no means the best example of the style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
ukoolaid (579) - 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 (3994) - 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.