jnageljr (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tastes of grapefruit with the bitterness of hops. When pairing with food the food needs a strong flavor otherwise the beer will overpower it.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I saw this at the store and figured "why not". The beer is orange and almost identical in appearance to Celebration Ale. The taste was decent but very English style. I think the American IPA’s have ruined my palate because I could not find anything special here.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-02-2007 21:43:16
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--India Pale Ale--2006 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.90%--80 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) IPA--Lacy mild head. Clear bright golden amber color. Rich mild earthy floral hop front. Creamy tangy rich caramel sweet balanced body. Earth grapefruit citrus balanced rich bitter hop spice end. Big Hop Finish. Sampled 2/12/2006.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.90% ABV--65 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Mild lacy head. Clear bright gold color. Huge floral grassy hop front. Astringent sweet mild caramel grapefruit pine crisp earthy body. Tangy hop citrus spicy rich herbal end. Hops uber Malt. Ages Well. Sampled 6/23/2008 & 4/4/2007.
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
(br-btl gn-lbl, 6 pack, 6.9%)
lct-gl, thin-head, med co2, med-full body, smooth.
aroma: sweet earthy-hop pine-hop.
flavor: fruity co2 pine-hop T1, earthy-fruity-hop T2, fairly-dry hop-bitter T3.
shallow/bright flavor, lacks malty backbone to support the hops.
dryness saves it from over-hoppiness, fairly drinkable but no session beer.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse. Pours clear copper with a medium beige head. Citrus and piney hop nose with some malt. Crisp and piney hop flavor, then some malt, then the citrus kicks in. Lasting bitter finish. Good stuff. Would like to try it side by side with Torpedo.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my into to craft beer beers. Wonderful balance. Not too hoppy and great for a beginner or a seasoned drinker. Nice clean crisp flavors and always refreshing and consistent.
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a 6-pack. Fairly underwhelming. Pours amber with thin head. Slight hop aroma, hop taste, overly bitter hop finish.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a honeyed hop taste and a big bitter finish. The Civic or Corolla of mass produced beers because of its reliability. It’s found pretty much everywhere, it’s a guarantee that it will be satisfying and it always gets respect in a joint where everyone else is just chuggin bud lights. If an establishment’s beer list is sub par then this is my fall back beer and that goes a long way.
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer was bitter but not in a good way. I like a good IPA from time to time and like to think that I have tried some very good ones but in this case something just seemed off. The finish was bitter and almost pungent. I’ve tried it a couple of times so I don’t know what the deal is. This was for sure a miss in my book.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice IPA, doesn’t wallop you over the head with hops, but you definitely know they’re there. Good character, bitter finish.