Nik925 (769) - USA - FEB 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Far more rye to this one than other rye beers I have had...which leads to some rather odd bitterness. Both the rye and the hops have an odd bitterness that clashes. Aroma of old gym clothes. My 25th S.N. brew and my lowest rated one... disappointing.
poisoneddwarf (1858) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Nice atmospheric-looking label. Pours hazy orange-brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is peachy, grapefruit, rye. Taste is bittersweet and a bit spicy; has a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is average. This is a really nice IPA.
Jow (2474) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed 6 of these during super bowl party. pours dark amber brown very pretty. aroma of sweet caramel and rye. tastes of orange citrus, caramel, lots of rye, and bready. its kinda thick on palate but pretty cool brew
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy grain rye notes on top of citrus and herbal hop notes. A little pepper too. Pours amber great clarity and head retention and lace. Great looking. Spicy rye caramel orange pith grapefruit pith herbal hops black pepper. Nice lingering dryness. Good drinker. Nice rye ipa!
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To the unitiated Rye and the addition of it can seemingly lend an old sweatsock-like aroma to many drinks. Many a rye-ale out thereseem to carry said characteristic. SN however seems to pull through nicely on this account. Pours a very clear and almost effervescently clear golden amber. Head is thick and long lasting, inbetween tan and off-white. Citrusy hop aromas hit you first, old oranges, grapefruit pith, and slightly herbal. Flavor is strong and has a very similar profile to other beers in their lineup like celebration ale and Torpedo. Moderate caramel sweetness is balanced by a firm bittering that lingers into the finish.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer. A little disappointed that I bought a 12 pack of it. Aroma is grapefruit/ lime, citrus. Taste is not at all like the aroma. Strong presence of rye spice and bread, with tiny bits of hops. Palate is thin. Overall, this is a strange balance between winter and summer with a bit of umami for the cold weather and a bit of citrus for the warmer months. Strange but drinkable.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, amber body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma more malty than hoppy with notes of caramel, toasted grain, sharp rye with hints of earthiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. The tastes are more hoppy than malty though they are subdued — leafy hops, grass, citrus with a strong finish of rye and lingering bitterness. And a bit of the signature Sierra Nevada Vitamin B flavor. Balanced. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Crisp, easy drinking.
Blairgus (2979) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 feb 2012, bottle. Brown, clear, steady bubbles. Oddly enough it has a skunky lager aroma. Thin body and fizzy. Skunky lager and burnt chocolate. Not very good.
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blackflag321 (552) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber. High,loose head. Persistent lace. Nice, fresh aroma. Rye is evident, but does not give grainy taste. Smooth, full aftertaste. I could drink several of these. Rye is nice change of pace.
Wolfenkopf (177) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is strong with rye bread and a mildly skunky background. The head is thin and white, the body is copper. There is a peppery, rye bread taste that would go great with a hefty ham sandwich on rye bread. This is a niche beer, not for a session as the rye taste is quite strong. It is thick and oily on the palate with a predictable rye aftertaste. A very, very tasty and unique brew.