goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazed dark orange-amber color with a large off-white head. The aroma is of fresh citrus and earthy hops with a sweet malty base. Nice mix of malt and citrus and floral/herbal hops. The beer dries out a good bit and quickly. Moderately bitter finish. Light-medium bodied.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the Canal’s in Princeton’s committment to bringing in more and more top quality craft brews, I was able to find this with relative ease. Pours a rich deep amber with tangering highlites with a pretty thick light khaki head and sheets of clingy lacing. Big floral, citrus aroma. More generous helpings of citrus in the flavors - who put hops in my grapefruit juice? Just enough maltiness to balance the aggressive but never overwhelming hop presence. Rich velvety texture and a flavorful, citrusy and mildly bitter and moderately dry finish. A great brew from a legacy craft brewery that shows it can still hold its own with the big boys down the Coast.
HonkeyBra (3525) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I saw this in California and thought that I’d better be able to get this in Chicago, or I’d be pretty pissed at my broheims at Sierra Nevada. Then, I found it at Binny’s in Glen Ellen. Pours a cloudy red-orange with a nice off-white head. Awesome Lacing! Great hop aroma. Lots of pine and citrus in the flavor, combined with a great bready malt balance. Finish is bitter, as it should be. Great Ale.
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24 oz. bottle. Brilliant copper color with a significant off-white head. Floral/fruity hop aroma over a lightly roasted caramel. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smacking good fruity/citrus hop over a bready malty flavor. Seems quite well balanced. Finishes reasonably bitter. Drinks smoothly and easily. Killer ale.
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber,lasting beige head.Fresh hop/light sweet malt nose. Light sweet malt start, long strong hop bitterness.Great balance
Another great offering from Sierra Nevada
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden pour with thin white head. Citrus aroma with fresh grassy hops. Tastes of caramel malt and grapefruit upfront, finishing wth crisp hops with a little piney bitterness. Overall this is well balanced. Very nice mouthfeel and quite drinkable.
event (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours from a 24oz bottle a dark amber, fluffy off-white head... some lacing. smells delicious. caramel and sweet bread. tastes immediately bitter then of sugary hops. finishes with a long pine-y bitterness. not a very complex beer.
thegreenrooster (3301) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a orange with a large white head. Aroma is a decent amount of caramel malts along with a nice pine hop. Flavor is more of the same with a strong malt and a nice little hop kick in the end. This is one of those IPA’s where the malts far overpower the hops. Still this is tasty and a pretty good bargan.
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fathers Office in Santa Monica. Pours a deep copper color with a decent white head. Some grassy hops, as well as well as citrus and a hint of pine. Nice balance of sweet malt and hops in the flavor. Could be a bit stronger for an IPA, but still a decent beer.
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma is moderate pine, light-moderate grapefruit, caramel, and some faint fruit. It pours a perfectly transparent amber with a half inch off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Sporadic wispy lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet citrus followed by light caramel and faint fruit. The finish is mostly piney hops with some subtle citrus hop notes. Citrus hops seem to show up more so in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel, almost creamy. This really blurs the line between an IPA and APA. Tasty, but I liked the fall version a little better.