cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; clear copper with medium beige head; aroma-hops, citrus, resin, cereal, pepper; light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, lively, long bitter finish. Fantastic beer
fiveacestx (597) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours dark gold with a quickly dissipating head. I definitely detect a spicy rye flavor and some citrus but the palate is lacking. A decent beer but not my favorite IPA.
matthewjk (912) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn, this is good stuff! I was sort of expecting something a little bit mellower from SN, but no! Sierra is full in on the rye! Full in on the hop bite on the back end. Excellent! One of my favorite SN beers!
marcobrau (17) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a super clear amber topped with a soapy white head and a peppery aroma of rye mixed with pine-like Chinook hops. Fairly strong rye flavor mixes well with peppery and spicy hops. Quite dry. Big smack of hop bitterness in the finish. Quite tasty if you don’t mind rye in your beer.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This shows like an excellent double IPA rather than a rye. Pine all over the nose, and bitter, fresh citrusy hop flavors dominate the palate. Some rye spice shows up on the long finish. Quality beer from a quality producer, but very similar to their other pale ales.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good dry, bitter, IPA. A little thin on the rye aspect though. Tasty IPA. Satisfies the craving.
joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle with nice off-white head. Copper in color. Very citrus hoppy aroma. Taste was very bitter with strong grapefruit aftertaste. Leaves a somewhat clean palate with a slight remaining aftertaste. Overall an average beer.
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an average IPA... and a not to good rye pa... The rye is very limited... but maybe that was the goal and why it is ruthless. Not very peppery... not very rye... thus the low score.
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge fan of this one. The aroma was nice and fruity with a little bit of sticky bitterness. The flavor on the other hand was more bitter than I would have liked. There is a little malty and bready sweetness to it but it doesn’t last long. The main issue I had was the bitterness and the way the bitter taste remained on my palate. There aren’t many rye beers I have had that can top the Terrapin Rye in my opinion.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I expected more from this. While Sierra Nevada’s standard pale ale offering is quite good in and of itself, this beer tastes just like it but with the subtle addition of that signature peppery rye note. This beer is quite good, but the rye just isn’t intense enough for my liking.