adamah (213) - - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is like mango and grapefruit had a baby. It pours a reddish amber color with thin head. The taste is quite hoppy but the heavier malt really rounds it out to give it a lightly sweet caramel like sweetness. Body is light to medium with an oily mouthfeel. Overall I’d say it’s a pretty good seasonal offering definitely worth trying.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ooooh this is tasty, grassy and piney hops, good malts, tasty, another good ipa
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: VONS in Big Bear City, Calif.
Price: $8.99 w/ VONS membership card
Purchased: Sept. 13, 2013
Consumed: Sept. 13, 2013
Misc.: Best by Nov. 23, 2013 (I think); Beer Advocate says Amber/Red Ale, Sierra Nevada has IPA in the title so SN wins and I rated it accordingly.
Poured a caramel reddish semi-clear color with three fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubbles initially coming up from the bottom. Healthy amount of fairly even foamy lacing on the sides of the glass on the way down. Very good retention on the top all the way down.
Tons of hops in the nose. First got skunky resin hops, but that was replaced by floral hops and some citrus hops. A touch of grapefruit and mild tropical hops as well.
Tasted like a mild-mannered version of the smell. Floral hops really come up roses (get it?) here, followed by Simcoe hops, citrus hops and still some resin hops. Also mild tropical hops and rye hops. A mix of grapefruit and lemon as well.
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Rather abrupt, but bitter finish.
Just another good beer from Sierra Nevada. No surprise here. This was even better than the same kind I had on Labor Day that I did not rate. Would try it again.
alexsdad06 (4537) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a deep amber/reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have some background citrus and mild tropical fruit, grass, caramel, toasted malts, mild to moderate bitterness to the finish. Good, but not as fruity as I was expecting.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark amber color with a dense off white head. The aroma is pretty potent with citrus and pine hops, dark red berries and dry dark maltiness. The flavor has pine, tropical fruit medley, citrus and a good malty backbone, yet dry. Nice bitter finish. Really nice beer.
ovenproofpluto (9) - - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA jumps on the citra bandwagon. Great hop flavor, mild bitterness, and pairs well with Asian food. I find it the perfect compliment to sriracha hot sauce!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, pours a reddish brown. Lots of pine and citrus hop aromas, mixed with malt. Hop forward followed by sweet malts with bold bitterness. Overall a full flavored IPA, with some burn in the finish.
ozarkspops (311) - - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice autumn amber pour. Thick khaki head with lots of lacing. Very balance hop and malt aroma. Citrus and grapefruit from hops. Toasty an sweet malt aroma. Grapefruit hop flavor. Not very strong on the hop. Biscuity and toasty malt aroma. German style malt flavor. Medium dry finish b
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comedygene (8) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada. Good as always. A base ipa similar to their flagship ipa. Darker with more caramel notes with a near perfect body. Good thick head and the beer produces a good tight foam when drinking. Really solid beer.
BlowOffTube (396) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid ipa. Pours a deep red with a thin off white head. Mango, citrus, pine aroma. Mango, citrus, grass flavors and medium bitterness finish. Thin.body, medium carbonation. I like it.