Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is piny, birchy aroma with a little bit of malt. Flavor is piny birchy syrupy flavor with a little bit of citrusy and earthy hops. Not bad.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s. Best part about this beer was its pour, a deep red brown with a tan head and lace. Tastes of grapefruit and floral hop with some caramel. Odd tea taste that faded quickly. Sometimes collaborations work. This one really didn’t.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yumminess. This sibling us life and lip is delicious. Nicely hopped to give it it’s own flavor. Appreciated the smooth palate, grassy nose, dark color with ruby highlights and poofy cream color head
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RNH. Quite sessionable. Not too complex, but nice citrus hops and light caramel malts.
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours chestnut brown, minimal head with a lot of lacing. Very faint malt aroma, with no hops. Palette is thin with little taste up front and a malty backtaste with some maple on the finish. This could be a session beer, but there are much better session beers out there. Overall I’m a little surprised that Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head could combine to produce such a bland offering.
BeerSherpa (10) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had the last brewing of Life and Limb both younger and mature. If that beer is any indication I’d like to say now that this one is the beer of the next decade. The 2009 incarnation matured quick and was much developed in it’s second pour. This is going to be a classic brewing in 3-5 years out!