j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Spicy pineapple and citrus on the nose. Big stick malt, toast and a big earthy character. A tiny bit of cat pee aromas show up as it warms, but it was tasty enough that I doubt a lot of people let it warm much at all. Long grapefruit finish.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a medium golden ale. Piny, grassy hop nose. Flavor is big hops piny, and sticky. It sneaks up on you flavor wise. Finish is bitter and lingers on.
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ RnH - Hop juice, caramel and grainy malts. Another DIPA that has me struggling in the finish.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Yellow/gold and hazy with some white head. Aroma is surprisingly light, with some grassy hops and citrus. Full bodied and very bitter, citrus and herb comes out more on the palate. Long, bitter finish. Not a huge fan.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RnH: Orange pour off white head. Nice resiny aroma. Slightly catty and clean. Silky body. Clean and firm bready malt base. Hempy with a resiny oily richness. Mild grapedruit notes. Nice soft IIPA.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at RnH. Bright citrus nose, excellent fresh hop, very green. A good bit of malt sweetness in the flavor, with a slightly muddy finish. Kind of sloppily presented.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark yellow with a creamy white head. Big grassy piney aroma and taste with a silky palate and a smooth finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed yellowish, white lacey head. Fruity nose, mango and lemon to be exact with nice sweetness making the fruitiness more vivid. Clean, bitter flavors...citrus rind and lemon hop characteristics are nice, clean and strong. Quite nice actually since I haven’t really liked much of sierra’s ipas...but hey, this works.
Nephilium (1517) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a growler of this at Heinen’s for the kick off of Cleveland Beer Week. Strong hop presence to start off with, strong citrus notes. Pours a clear, light amber, with a full white head. Nice hop forward bite, with a touch of malt sweetness in the back end. Alcohol bite is there, but subtle. A nice solid IIPA.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Alpine Resturant...Pours light gold with a fluffy white head.....Aroma is a lot of citrus hops...Bitter all the way through with a nice malt character...Great carbonation...good beer.