JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Draught @ Piece in Chicago. Reddish amber pour. Smooth, grassy sweet aroma. Sweet, sticky, wonderful wet hops that make this an instant classic. My only hope is that production levels continue to rise and we see more SN Harvest on the East Coast.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Khyber in Phildelphia. Pours reddish amber with a white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Nice malt backbone and a very bold hop flavor, almost in IPA territory. Hop bitterness is very earthy and green. Does not linger long. Not bad, but the hops in this one was too green for me. The bartender that served me was a complete asshole because I had the nerve to ask for a receipt. I don’t recommend this bar unless you are going only to see band
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap, pured a deep copper with a nice white head. aromas of earthy hops with a little citrus. big hop flavor with a nice malty presence. very balanced and a nice mouthfeel. good ending bitterness with a slight piney aftertaste. very good, much better than the IPA and i would rather drink this than SNPA.
OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint @ Tylers/Durham. Good aroma, sweet. Perfumey, citrus (orange/GF) minor nuttiness, pine. Clean brownish orange color, small head with minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor, grapefruit takes over with a toffee malt in the background. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice. Right up my alley. Seemed right in the middle of the pale ale & celebration.
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Blue Tusk in Syracuse with Lubiere. Deep reddish-copper with minimal head. Floral, hoppy, citrusy, lemony, and slightly malty nose. Moderate carbonation and a med. body. Great hops up front, moderate bitterness that doesn’t linger too long. A sl. malt sweetness and pretty good balance. Nice!
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mad Mex in Columbus Ohio - Pours a dark amber iwth a short white head that faded pretty quick. Aromas of orange, light grapefruit, and some light caramel malts. Flavor is similar to SN Pale Ale which has good hop flavor but I do believe this is a tad more hoppy. More grapefruit here and a little pine. Good balance with some caramel malts. Palate is crisp and clean with a nice bitter finish.. Not bad..
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red copper orange ale with a thin lacing white head. Restrained malty hops with orange notes. In mouth, a clean malt, light grapefruit and loads of hops. Well balanced. Some nice lingering bitterness. Pint at Blue Tusk, Syracuse, NY. 4.$ Oct. 21, 2006. Shared with Kprobst.
weebs (17) - USA - OCT 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Just...wow. Feels like an IPA at times, finishes incredibly...easily the best Sierra Nevada offering I’ve ever had.
Zeswaft (1639) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a super hoppy pale ale. Doesn’t have that farty grass smell like most fresh hop beers. strong citrus hops and a good balance of malt.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at the BrickStore Pub after the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. Amber-Orange in color. Hops are very presentt in the aroma. They must have used a good amount. Fresh hops are all through the palate. Very green. You could really pick up the fresh hop flavors. I hope that more of S.N. will continue to make hopped up beers like this or even Celebration!!