GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with just a little haze at the center and and a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and a hint of lemon. Very restrained hop presence in the flavor. Mostly bready, metallic and nutty with some citrus, toffee and light caramel. Crisp texture and a drying, slightly bitter finish. Not your typical West Coast hop bomb by any means but not what they were going after with this brew.
nulty (16) - USA - JUN 28, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I had to be nice and at least rate this beer as a 1... this was the worst beer I’ve ever had, I ended up pouring it down the kitchen sink drain. I guess I’m just not an IPA fan.... to each his own.
MadIndian (2433) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great big hop aroma and taste. The finish is a bold pine and alcohol blend. It has a very english taste. I like it. I was surprised to see the Alcohol was only 6.9 %.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really enjoyed the malty hop taste of this I.P.A.. It had a beautiful color, and nice aroma.
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bevuta in bottiglia. IPA senza infamia e senza lode, dorata penetrante con buona schiuma, correttamente luppolata ma senza niente di eccezionale. Corpo medio. Discreta.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much of a scent, light golden color. Can lightly taste the hops, really drinkable.
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber colour with a thin head. Faint hop aroma. Flavour is mildly sweet with medium bitterness and taste of hops.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rigtig meget citrus og grape ,korn og halm, flot skum og blød gul,meget tung bitter men dejlig.
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
White foamy head.
Pours a clear very dark orange to light brown beer.
Smell a lot of hops and some bitterness and flower, as well as hints of fruit (citrus, grapefruit, pineapple).
Taste a well balanced hoppy/bitter ipa: again lot of hops, fruit, hint of spices and malts.
Nicely bitter and bit dry in the end, well balanced.
adam42381 (380) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle
Poured with a half-inch head with very nice lacing all the way down the mug. Appearance was a very nice caramel color. Looked very good
Smell has faint hint of citrus to me, very good overall.
Taste is what you would expect from a top-notch IPA, very bitter. I’m not the biggest fan of IPAs but this one is good if you like it bitter.
Mouthfeel is just above average, not very heavy.
Drinkability depends on your tastes, but if you like IPAs, I believe you should be able to down a few of these with no problem.
Overall a very srong outing once again from Sierra Nevada.