jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma strong of citrusy Sierra Nevada hops and a little bit of caramel malts. Could have more malts to balance it out, but this is a good imperial IPA. Smooth texture. Pretty good.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is as close to as perfect of a beer as you can get. If you like IPA’s you are going to love this one! I’m a huge hop head, so when I saw this I had to have it since i’m also a large SN fan. By far the BEST IPA i’ve ever had, it doesn’t come close for me. Huge hop notes as soon as you open the bottle, followed by a nice floral citrus notes as well. On the palate it will take skin off your teeth with it’s massive hoppness. If you find this beer, buy it. If you find out where it’s at, run, don’t walk to go get it!
gregwilsonstl (1703) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 "Whoa, there are a lot of hops in here". Very light copper. Great mix of hops, and impressivelt no cascades.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Big caramel resiny malt taste with a ton of awesome bitterness. Great Imperial India Pale Ale. Tasty.
onceblind (6378) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Darkish gold, kinda bronze, small foamy head. Aroma is super dank, kinda like copper with a grapefruit tone. Body is large but very smooth with minimal carbonation, bitter floral/pine hops with a pale cereal/caramel background. Pretty malty, with most of the hop tones being flavor, not bitterness. But quite bitter. Just seemed a little uncomplex.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent DIPA. Great aroma and flavor - goes down easier than expected at 10% and 100IBU. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness, but it definitely lets you know whose boss: the hops. An impressive offering from SN
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap; pours an orange copper with very little head. Aroma is a bit spicy from the hops. Flavor is a rush of citra hop in a burst of resin-y goodness. Very good, but Id expect no less.
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at elliott bay pizza. Pours a brilliantly crystal clear medium gold with tons of nucleation columns and a nice creamy white head. Drippy lace. Big fresh pine and tangerine nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, grapefruit, pine, and tangerine on the mid palate. Oily, bright, and acidic. Long heavy bitter finish that stays crisp and resinous. Beautifully done.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden light amber. Pine resin nose. Medium bodied with assertive hops dominating the palate from start to finish. This is a great example of the style.
Camons (8739) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver, Pours deep golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruity, grapefruit. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet fruity, peach, melon, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. Rather sweet, but wellbalanced and hoppy IIPA. 100312