Brewsta (15) - Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle (4-pack) poured into a goblet. Head is white, very thin, atop an orange amber beer. Aromas are complex of floral, piney, earthy hops and no perceptible grain or malt. Flavors are similar to aroma. Beer has a decent carbonation, chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is warming, but not hot. Very drinkable.
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WisconsinBeer (703) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale orange color, minimal head. Huge aromas. Just a bit of malt sweetness at the start and then your palate gets bitch slapped by huge amounts of resinous floral and pine hops. Finish is somewhat dry with a hint of alcohol burn at the back of the throat. This one is a monster.
Cory (295) - , California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown sugar, citrus hop, and spices in the aroma, full body, nice bitter bite. Taste is a little sweet initially with a dry, earthy bitter finish. Very nice DIPA that has a lot of hop character and still the full body of a double.
Timdogg (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer really showcases the hops. Doesn't really taste like 100 ibu beer.
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ScipioA (248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out copper red with a small tan head up top. Pine and alcohol on the nose, but the flavor is all sweet malt and herbal hops. Aftertaste is metallic with lingering medicinal notes and a little bit of citrus finally rearing its head. Traditional DIPA moutheel, thicky and syrupy with very apparent alcohol heat. I’m quite disappointed by this, probably the worst Sierra Nevada brew I’ve tried yet.
4theluvofbeer (86) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange pour with a massive head. Citrus and piney hops on the nose. That is a flavor explosion in the mouth....sweet caramel that morphs into a welcomed bitterness as it slides into the back of your throat.
kansascityCW (108) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burnt orange with a huge three finger head. Aroma is malts and piney hops; a touch of alcohol. Taste is fairly malty with a moderate hop bitterness throughout. Definitely some alcohol in there as well. Good mouth feel but the carbonation seems to be lacking a bit. Overall a very enjoyable beer if you don’t mind the alcohol taste, which I don’t.
Wilder (9) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have to cry uncle, I think I found my "too much over the top beer".
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Piney, hoppy, caramel, malty, spruce.
A- Orange copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Piney, bitter, caramel, floral.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Had hoped the citra hops would shine through more, but the citrus notes were very weak. Very bitter and reserved only for hop heads.
kyledms (3) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada made this. It has an old-timey bloke on the label whose head looks like a hop. Fitting if you ask me. You'd have to be metaphorically similar to this fellow to fully admire this beer methinks. Have another sip...right tasty, innit?
Enjoyed fireside at Das Irische Biergarten in Cheyenne, WY. 12oz pour, tulip glass. 39deg bottle temp, 45deg serving temp, 68deg ambient temp. Social Distortion channel on Pandora.
generallee08 (523) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.4% and the IBUs at 100 in the description. It also has the date or year it was brewed in. (2013).Appearance: The body has a hazy medium amber color with a thick and creamy off white head. The head has very good retention and makes lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Smell: It?s aroma is loaded with tons citrusy and tropical fruity notes. They jump right out of the bottle and fill the nose when poured into the glass. Taste / Palate: Up front it starts with a quick bit of malt sweetness mixing in with tropical fruity notes and then this blends into big citrusy flavor notes. Lemony, zesty, and orange peel/pith like hop notes and bitterness take over and run long into the finish. This is a full bodied beer is a big full feel. The 10.4 % ABV is smooth and just adds a slight reminder that this is a nice slow sipper.