Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle.... Clear light amber pour , two finger white head , good lace . Aroma of citrus , pine , floral notes and mango . Taste is moderately sweet , grapefruit/pineapple , grass , pine and some floral notes . Resiny , sticky palate . Medium to heavy hop bitterness . Long lasting , dry , bitter finish . Strong Imperial but stickiness adds up towards the finish .
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep copper nice whitish head. Nice pinye-hoppy aroma and taste; texture is a bit syrupy (in a good way)...a bit of coffee bittness in the finish.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy laced, clear pale amber, big off white head, big ol bubbles, great retention... Ridiculous aroma, loads of citrus and toasty malts... Im beginning to believe that when it comes to these double ipas personally no beer with ever taste as good as it smells when it comes to my palate, i hope im alone in this feeling... Big flavors, strong flavors, very piney, with less citrus than expected, becomes thick as it warms... Big sticky mouthfeel...
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24oz bottle. Poured an absolutely clear orange color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was sweet malts, citrus, grapefruit, hoppy floral notes. Flavor was hoppy, pine notes throughout, the bitter malts. Wow, this one is pretty good alcohol masked pretty well, but creeps up quickly. Certainly one I’d suggest sharing because even though I was enjoying it, only consuming about 1/3 became a chore.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 3/19/11. 24oz bottle. 2011. Pours mildly hazy with an amber orange hue. Aromas of bright and fresh hops with notes of mild grapefruit and lemon rind. Slightly floral. Nice and full bodied with a bright hop character. Good bitter flavors with a decent alcohol bite. Typical Sierra Nevada quality! Bright yet bitter effervescence and body. Nice piney notes as it warms. Very solidly produced!
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Dagan, pours yellow with a thick head, aroma of lemon, fresh leaves, olives, pepper and orange, extremely bitter and sweet, light acidity, strong burn, grapefruit peels, long bitter aftertaste, medium to full body.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Clear amber ale with a small, foamy, white head. The bouquet is fruity and floral – Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum, a fresh arrangement of mixed wildflowers, freshly fallen pine needles and mango. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor furnishes a sturdy toffee-biscuit-caramel malt backbone, but the fruity, earthy hop bitterness is, without question, the star of this show. Piney, grassy, mildly biting finish.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy fucking hops. Pours coppery golden with a medium white head and ok retention. Medium lacing and oily appearance. Aroma is an awesome hop explosion. Fuck, this shit could pucker your asshole from ten feet. Pine resin and citrus hops all over the place. Yummo. Flavor is boozy and super hoppy with more citrus and pine resin notes. Clean finish , but bitter as shit. One of the best hop bombs I have ever had. Bravo Sierra Nevada! A real winner!
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24 oz bottle: Pours a clear copper color with a light, small tan head. The aroma isn’t as hop driven as some of the other double IPAs I’ve sampled. The aroma is largely driven by malt but I do get some sweet citrus on the nose. The taste is slightly sweet, probably the malt and finishes bitter. The mouth feel is medium heavy but it fits the style. I liked this better the first time I tried this and it’s not bad now but the hops don’t pop the way I remember. Great effort by SN.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
US Pint bottle, mybrewerytap.com. Wonderful grassy, oily hop aroma. Very fresh, excellent tingle on the tongue, warming, full-flavoured, with traces of caramel. Dryness on the back of the throat, doesn’t linger massively. Great mouthfeel.