mrhopsbeertalk (146) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s essential to let this beer warm a bit. The aroma is mostly clove, wheat and hints of banana. The flavor is dominated by the yeast... in a mostly enjoyable way. Lots of spicey funk and a bit of citrus bitterness. The wheat also comes through in the flavor though more for mouthfeel and body.
tompete (215) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ciaranc (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the sierra Nevada IPA twelve pack. Snow Wit is a hazy light golden color liquid with a thick head of white bubbles. Nose is a blend of typical belgian white hop aroma and other IPA hops. Taste is initially an IPA hit with a really elegant belgian white ale finish. body is lively but light and the finish is crisp. I really don’t like Wits as a style, but this beer is very nice.
GoufCustom (844) - HONG KONG - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with thick layer of yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with strong lemon zest, marmalade, pomelo, strong floral nectar, molasses, light coriander, faint pine cones, yeast and light sharp grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet Ale malt, with strong wheat and tartness, strong lemon, coriander, dry biscuits, strong earth, fairly light pine, yeast, moderate to strong bitter hops, and very strong sharp grass.
Body: Mid to light body, very dry and slick palate.
Mouth feel: Strong Ale malt base which remained pretty thick despite heavy wheat presence with good mean dryness and tartness. Strong lemon zest and coriander all alnong, with strong earth, light pine and dry biscuits dominate. Mean and tasty!
Hoppiness: strong floral nectar, marmalade, pomelo, lemon and grass in nose, strong lemon, earth, light pine and light grapefruit in taste. Summit’s bitterness is lingering, moderate but very notable for a fairly astringent finish.
After taste Very dry, crisp and hoppy to mouth.
Comments: As in most SN beers, this hybrid of IPA and Belgian White is big and ambitious - strong rich wheatyness did not dampen the solid malt base, plus good lemon and coriander, and the dual attack of Summit and experimental hops gave a very fruity and jammy aroma on one hand , and a chop-licking Pils-like bitterness on the other. SN pumps it up, and it still works quite nicely. Recommended.
badhack (326) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed the complex herbal and citrus hop flavors. Reminiscent of many different herbs although I don’t have the tongue to pick them out. Not a west coast IPA for sure, hops not as aggressive. Not too thin or thick or sticky on the mouth.
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
another style i dont get. pours hazy,light gold, small white head. nose has citrus, earth, and mild gum. taste is more earth and dirt with a piney citrus finish. mild yeast and malt undulate. mild bitterness maintains balance.
Slipstream (2042) - USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty yeasty & spicy pale ale. The aroma is rich & floral with a dash of yeast. The flavor is nutty, with a little pine, yeast, and a touch of coriander. A good brew.