cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a short but fluffy head. Good retention and lace. Mostly sweet rye on the nose. Maybe some grass behind all that grain. The grass shows on the light sweet and bitter-green palate. Medium body, thin-creamy texture, and a long bitter finish. Not my favorite effort from Sierra Nevada, but still quality.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. one of the best smelling beers i’ve encountered. dank hops dominate.
Finhead (1307) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, copper pour with an off-white head. The nose is spicy with a touch of bread. The medium body has a slightly oily texture with average carbonation. The taste is spicy and moderately bitter followed by a very dry finish.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a two finger thick off white head. Light carbonation. Nice lacing. Flavor is floral hops, lightly toasted malt, esters, and light rye. Aroma is herbal hops and light rye. Finish is pretty smooth. Medium body. A nice beer.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper pour with a big Tan head that lasts forever and leaves a lot of lacing all the way to the end. A solid dose of hops in the aroma, fruity and citrusy with a nice amount of carbonation. Bold fruity hop flavor as well with citrus hop bitterness, light caramel sweetness especially when warmed up a bit, and a bigger hit of the spicy rye on the finish. Tasty!
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark copper with a medium light cream head. Aroma is awesome, dank hops, rye, pine, big toasted nut notes. Flavor is well balanced, big toast and sweet caramel malt, lots of big dank hops, very green and fresh tasting with grass and evergreen notes. This stuff rocks!
Patrickctenchi (4582) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery colour with a nice tan head...strong,sharp hop scent..peppery feel to it, moderately bitter, dry, a little soapy. Not a favourite.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker pint draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is mostly clear copper burgundy with a smallish off white head. The aroma is fresh and clean - floral citrus hops and a soft rye. Decent amount of cereal malt present in there as well. The taste is the nose, nice balance between the citrus hope, the rye and the cereal grain malt. The malt has a lot more sweetness than the nose suggested. The rye gives it a nice spiciness, pepper, but not quite that sharp. The palate is light to medium bodied, active full carbonation and a dry, even slightly bitter finish. The finish thins out a bit as well. Nice enough, easy drinking beer.
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 33 cl, ABC Lake Buena Vista. Pours deep mahogany amber with a small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma is rye, malty, hoppy and caramel. Flavor similar, very nice rye and bitterness. Finishes dry, ryey and bitter.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Safeway in Davis, CA. Pours a nice copper color with a thick copper head. This was just another typical Sierra brew for me. If you like piney hops then this is the beer for you. Good, just not my style.