Countbeer (5148) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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 (383) - 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.
Sledutah (5745) - Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at MBBF in Idaho Falls
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small white head
Aroma: Grapefruit and piney
Taste: Grapefruit, malts and bittering in the finish
A decent ipa.
kwik-lime (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent, good hop taste but not overpoweringly dominant as can be the case with an IPA, this is well balanced. Citrusey notes as well add it an interesting flavour, easy-drinking, good beer.
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 (1392) - 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 (5315) - 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) - Kingston, 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.