NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Good Dog. Slightly hazy gold pour with a large white head that left with a lot of lace. Brisk hop flavors. Earthy tree resins. Bitter lemon caramels. Apricot pits. Oak leaves. Straw. Green banana peels. Bit gummy on the tongue. Lasting bitter finish.
nathan30533 (601) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Looks great, taste great, and what an amazing beer. Hops really power this one. Pretty beer with the head and color. Love this.
Beerhunter111 (7382) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, hopfig fruchtig, bitter. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig hopfig, stark malzig.
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed during its normal Autumn/early winter release for the freshness factor.
The appearance had a bright golden orange colored body with a fluffy white one finger head that lasts for a good minute before gently dieing. Substantial foamy lacing is left.
The smell had a superb combination between sweet caramel and piney/floral hops.
The taste was an awesome bittersweet flavoring combined between the hops and the caramel.
On the palate, she sat at/about a medium with nothing remotely close to being harsh on the tongue. I’ve never had any IPA that was so smooth as this one.
Overall, big wow here, I wasn’t expecting this to be this good, but I’m thoroughly impressed and would have this again in a heartbeat.
Pyobon (918) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Hazy amber with big white head. Nice aroma, predominantly citrus with subtle toffee hints. Medium body with great carbonation. Excellent flavour, starting with refreshing citrus notes that are quickly joined by some light caramel malty sweetness and then steadily growing hoppy bitterness. The hops are great; whilst there is a strong bitter finish, it isn’t aggressive and there is an enjoyable evolution of flavour. An impressive beer.
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
21-MAR-2014, bottle @MAD.
Almost clear Brown/amber with lasting, lacing, tan head. Aroma is very weak. Almost nothing there. Taste is much better with hops and malt. Very fresh hops, grassy, flowery. Creamy, malty finish. Very malty backbone with a touch of spice and cabbage.
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with a foamy beige head. Mild fruity aroma with some light malt getting through. Toffee malt taste, big bitter bite. Medium body. Tasty!
TylerGreenDC (294) - - MAR 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Faint aroma. Creamy head, dense lacing. Flavor is oddly flat. Little going on.
tmongoose (1283) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24oz bottle shared. Pours a medium orange color with off white head. Aroma is a nice resinous hop. Oozing with flavor and malts. The flavor is very good a solid balance of hops and malts. Nice pine and some floral mix in there. Overall another excellent beer from Sierra Nevada.
mattyhennessy (311) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Longneck bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber/copper colour with a slightly tan head. Obvious citrus and pine aroma with some orange peel. Excellent mouthfeel that compliments the citrus and pine. Strong grassy flavour without a harsh bitterness. Very evident use of west coast hops. Delicious.