mensch (247) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my freakin’ lord. Liquid Lupulin in a glass. Clear golden with a formidable head. Citrus, spruce and candy aroma. A resinous riot in my mouth, with huge hop flavor up front, then a hint of the carmel malts and alcohol, before being clobbered by the long luxuriously abrasive bitter finish. I’ve had so many beers recently that claim to be DIPA’s, but fall so far short of the goal line, that this is a refreshing reminder of what life could (and should) be like - every day.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden honey pour with thick off-white head. Aroma is spicy hops. Taste is spicy hops, nice malt backbone. Great hop flavor-not overbearing.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice honey/orangy amber. Nice thick off white head. Intense aromas of mango, peach, pineapple, alcohol, flowers, honey and piney. Smells incredible. Initial flavor is sweet followed by a sharp bitterness. Fruity flavors all around with s nice piney bitterness. Resiny and sticky with a massive oily mouthfeel from the hop oils. Very complex flavors. It’s all over the place in a good way. Ranges from almost tropical fruit all the way to a piney roasty bitterness. Delicious. Pretty impressive brew. Not usually a fan or Sierra Nevada but this one is a must try for hop heads.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 30th March 2011. Bright orange with a whitish head. Lovely citrus nose, mix of oranges and lemons. Very, very nice. Really great hoppy beer. Smooth, great weight - perfect palate. Also had again on 25/05/11 - equally good.
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow - what a monster! Clear orange/amber pour with a smaller white head that laces okay. Huge hop nose - grapefruit and pine resin. Slick palate. Taste is again huge hops - grapefruit, pine resin, floral....just huge, and extremely tasty!
boxofrane (2095) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a big white head. Aroma is full of pine and citrus. Taste is medium bitter with a strong malt backbone of caramel. Solid.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, 2012 edition. Thin, foamy khaki head. Clear vibrant orange color. Good lace. Very nice, creamy texture, very light carbonation. A light alcohol bite in the finish. Super-bitter taste. Super dry and assertive hop-bomb aroma. If you crave hops, you’ll find this to be delicious. Citrus, mango, grapefruit, pine and resin aromas. Really big... Not for the casual fans of IPAs. Gets better and even smoother as it warms, with that light bite softening away. Great to enjoy with a panini-pressed Jimmy John’s italian sub.
WVHouseofBeer (808) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very soild Double IPA, but not great. A light golden orange that’s not quite opaque enough for a good appearance rating. The smell is on point, piney hops lifting from a slightly unbalanced body. Taste is zest of grapefruit, a heap of bitter spruce hops with a mouthfeel of fine wine. Def worth a try but one is all you need and can probably handle.
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; deep burnt-orange with nice lacing. Smells good too; nice and hoppy. Tastes solid. Hoppy without being too heavy. Mouthfeel was nice as well. Overall, a very good brew, and my favorite I’ve tried from Sierra Nevada.
baraciisch (1812) - USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of citrus hops.... Flavor has very prevalent notes of grapefruit contributing to its bitterness, tropical fruit, lemon tart.... Fairly dry overall... Pretty nice beer, but then again, I’ve been drinking Firestone Walker Union Jack IPAs all night so its tough to compare...