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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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You don’t need a magic mirror to see the lure of this beer. It’s brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops. These hops are so called because of their uncommon growing method—shorter hedgerows rather than tall trellis systems—that yields a denser heap of cones with unique flavors that diverge from their full-grown botanical counterparts. Each year new and different varieties are grown in this method, creating untried and exciting shifts in hop character.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2282) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Kind of reminds of a cross between a wit And a saison. Nice appearance. Yeasty slightly spicy aroma no fruit. Color is slightly hazy amber. Flavor is like nose. Nice palate. Ditto finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Really cool beer. Really hoppy and excellent. Light apperance that has a distinct taste. Good for a summer morning.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (174) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma is yeast, wheat and a touch of lemon, quite fresh smell. Taste is light malts, white crackers, biscuits a little peppery with a slight hop feeling and grapefruits. There is an india pale ale aura over this one, but leaning more towards wit bier and that’s where it sort of leaves me standing. OK and decent, but no mindtwister for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5225) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
On tap at Bearden Beer Market. Slightly hazy orange and a white head. Smells tangy, lightly spicy and some orange notes. Taste is citrus and some herbal notes. Maybe some hints of spruces? Grassy finish. Odd, but tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (594) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at home from Blackrock cellar. Pours cloudy lemon with white wispy head. Aroma is bread, banana, citrus. Biscuit, grapefruit flavour. Short dry finish. Mild carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiMuBai (185) - - OCT 27, 2014
Pours a beautiful bright golden with a shiny white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Well balanced taste with a slight bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tompete (217) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours a clear solid gold with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and slightly sour malt. Flavour is thin and citrus and quite dry. Body is extremely thin but not refreshing and I don't have any idea when the first time since the update is so much fun to use the same thing as the new one for me. Finish is dry and slightly sour and bitter. Totally meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1382) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit, floral and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a yeasty and hoppy finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours pale yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of yeast, fruits and hops, flavor is bitter, yeast, lemon skin, fresh, medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - OCT 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-14- Picked up a case of the new IPA pack from Sierra. This is the first new three brews I will be trying (already had the torpedo, which is a classic standard IPA in my mind) Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The pours a very hazy orange-straw color with a huge and billowy pure white head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, fading very slowly over time as big bubbles of the head pop within. Upon fading the head ends up leaving a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heavy of a yeasty smell along with aromas of a more biscuit and spicy aroma with some coriander and cardamom both there. Along with these smells are some hoppy aromas. The hop is biggest of a grassy smell, but has notes of a bitter grapefruit aroma mixed within. Rounding out the smell is just a tad of a more cracker smell as well as a very tiny amount of black pepper. Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and biscuit flavor with other tastes of a more yeasty and spicy nature. A moderate amount of an orange sweetness and lots of yeast cake is present straight from the start, with these joined by a moderately strong grapefruit hop flavor. The orange and biscuit remain relatively constant throughout the taste creating a base flavor for the brew. The yeast and spice grow stronger and stronger as the taste moves on through to the end with the spice of coriander getting quite potent. All the while the grapefruit hop gains a bit more strength and is joined by a grassy hop flavor. While in the middle of the taste the grassiness is rather light, toward the end it gets quite strong. The mix of grainy, biscuit, grassy hop and light orange, yeast and spice don’t meld all that well together in the end, leaving a slightly harsh flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average to just above average side. For the somewhat off mix of flavors that is left on the tongue at the end, the mix of chewiness and carbonation is actually quite nice for melding all the flavors a bit more than they would be with a brew of body otherwise. So… for the flavor profile, I have to say, Sierra Nevada likely nailed it here. Overall – The brew looked and felt pretty nice, but the flavors never really complimented each other very well for me always leaving a slightly off flavor on the tongue. Just OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (956) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore. Hazy orange yellow, huge bright white head, lovely lacing. Signature SN hop profile, grapefruit, spicy notes. Flavour is grapefruit bitterness, floury wheat and some tropical fruit notes. Decent body, fairly highly carbonated. Soft and dry in the finish. Nice.


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