j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer at the lake house fit Columbus day with the family. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Soft caramel and some earthy hops. Medium bodied, soft earthy hops, nice pungent hops. Touches of quinine and grapefruit peel. Very nice.
Laurluvscrafts (1) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One sip of this beer, and I was immediately vaulted back to my UConn dorm room circa 1995. Why? Because it tasted dead up like Mary Jane. How in the world did Sierra Nevada achieve that? Very impressive!
Also amazed at how quickly and cleanly Flipside finished after attacking my tongue as hard and fast as bong water attacks your nose when it accidentally spills on the carpet when the dumb chic down the hall gets toasted for the first time and knocks the binger over. There I go entering the time machine again.
I recommend trying this beer--you are guaranteed to bogart it.
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decaturstevo (5458) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is bready with citrus hops. Flavor same as aroma with a citrus/floral bitter finish. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. pretty good beer
Bif (1697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a deep ruby red color with a nice tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of Some pine and citrus with an unexpected malt presence and fruity sweetness. Taste of malt, a subdued citrus and mild fruity sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. medium body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Not a IPA with a distinct hop bite but still a beer with a lot of character. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
Awktoberfest (334) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well I don't speak bad of Sierra Nevada cuz they're the best. This beer is not as hop forward as I desire. It's more malty sweet. I get a little hop aroma but not much and a nip of pine the first sip. It doesn't bring it like I expect any sierra pale or ipa...drinkable and like able...
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ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Drinkstore. Deep copper amber, very dark red indeed. Big frothy crime coloured head. Nose is sharp resin and grapefruit, some spruce and pine. Flavour is hoppy up front, then mellows into red ale territory with some mild toffee caramel notes. Quite sweet toward the end, light bodied and softly carbonated. A very pleasant tipple.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of smoke from the bottle. pours reddish and very clear. i had a thick white head with lots of lacing. the aroma was very floral, and you can pick up the centennial hops easily. You also smell the aromas of the tropical fruit, possibly pineapple. The taste was the pineapple fruitiness up front and end with the bitter hops. overall a above average beer.
Finhead (1351) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, brown pour with a tan head. It has a light citrus and earthy hop aroma. The medium body has slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste is bitter with a dry finish.
mrhopsbeertalk (215) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 2014 - Very different aroma and flavor profile. The aroma is much more pine and earthy with subtle notes of grapefruit. The flavor has lost nearly all the fruit and caramel notes and seems dominated by what’s most likely the substitution or addition of chocolate or black malt. The hop flavor seems less exotic and lacking, one dimensional.
2013 - Starts bitter, flips to fruity, then finishes bitter. The aroma is mild, floral, citrus and caramel. Nicely blended flavors carry the same idea with a strong punch of fruity hops. Could use a bit more body and dry hopping.
Art (2253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown with a white head that lives a faint lacing. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is dray and sharply bitter. Medium carbonation.