greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear, color of copper, big head, nice lacing. Citrus nose. Flavor of rye, light spices, and citrus. Mild bitterness and high carbonation. Easy to drink, not a bad Ipa.
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper in color with nice off0white head. Full-bodied, almost chewy with excellent hop pine bite.
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. deep orange pour with a 1 finger off white head. citrus hop nose with spices and deep caramel malts. med to full body brightly filled with spice, citrus hops, bread notes and light fruits. smooth, creamy finish loaded with citrus bitterness. very well balanced.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a copper almost orange color with a nice head that did retain throughout the entire beer. Did leave some lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma spruce, pines, rye and pine cones. Flavor was sweeter up front. A mlatly backbone with a hoppy pine finish. Oliy texture. Another great beer by SN
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at Anthonyís, Harrisburg. Clear golden-copper with a lasting disc of foam above. Nose is mild citrus, floral and spicy caramel. Flavor is caramel, toast, citrus and lightly sour florals. Light-medium body is to the dry side and an easy drinker. Good brew, but I seem to have missed the rye in this one.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Nearly clear dark orange amber color. Two fingers of creamy off-white head. Retention is average with a good bit of lacing left.
3.5 S: Plenty of earthy spicy rye. Hints of smoke and toasted malt. Hops are floral and earthy. Pleasant and quite interesting.
3.5 T: Again, lots of earthy spicy rye. Mild bitterness. Herbal and earthy hop flavor. Again Iím picking up a light smokiness and a stronger toastiness.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth.
3.5 D: Tasty beer. Iím a big fan of rye and I like the smokiness that this beer has. Itís a good combination.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-18-2012 23:10:24
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours a clear brown/red color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of citrus, earthy rye and caramel. A very nice flavor; smooth citrus, some light bitterness, spicy earthy hops, very smooth, finishes with oranges. This hits late winter quite well. Sierra Nevada always does these seasonals well.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-FINALLY this stuff made it to my hometown (maybe even before Albuquerque?) pours clear copper hue with a small soapy white head with some decent lacing. just looks very crisp and clean. nose of piney hops (lite celery note, earth, resin, that typical SN hoppy note thats characteristic of so many of their hoppy beers). flavors have lots of that pine along with a huge toasted malty note that just sets this brewery apart from so many-toasted spicy grains with a lovely mouthfeal-perfect amount of carbonation. I have ot admit, that celery note does become somewhat detracting but the beer is clean and constructed so well that it becomes secondary at most times. the malt flavor here is just perfect-probably the best of any SN beer. This is definately a very worthy replacement for Glissade (can we retire it now?) and better than their fantastic ESB. Thank you again Sierra Nevada!
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of rye, citrus, earthy malts, and some spices. Flavors of spicy and earthy malts, citrus, hops, and a touch of sweetness. Was expecting more from this given some of the hype and that I typically like SN IPAís. Not bad, but not great either.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Clear reddish-amber pour with long-lasting medium off white foamy head. Aroma is earthy with some floral and rye notes, rather subdued aroma actually. Taste is a resiny mix of oily hops, light malt and rye spice with a lingering bitterness. Not overly hoppy, but a pretty nice brew with that little kick of rye spice to keep things interesting.