afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a one finger off-white head. Aroma of spicy, floral, and citrus hops with a touch of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and a spicy grassy hoppy finish. Very good.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours copper color with off white head. Has a grassy spicy aroma. Mouthfeel is medium. Has a spicy grassy hop profile with some malt balance on the back side. Not my favorite since I prefer a more citrusy character to my hop ales.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24 oz bottle from Hollingshead Deli; Nose of citrus and floral hops; copper with a medium beige head; flavor of caramel, light bitterness, lemon, and light spices; finish light bitterness.
jimhilt (2458) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly and leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor starts almost sweet but like any IPA the hops are here but not overpowering. Slight bitter, lingering finish. $2.99 for a 24oz bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma also $4.25 for same bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
Nik925 (770) - USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I loved S.N. Fresh Hop, so I was really excited for this one... it missed the mark. Worth drinking, and interesting to see how Washington Hops stack up against others, but the recipe needs work for next years release.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber golden with a small dense head that shows decent retention and some slight lacing. Smell is dominated by citrus and pine hops with a strong aroma of grapefruit and pine resin. Faint malt sweetness present as well. Big pine hop kick up front which gives way to a slightly sweet malt background with some light fruits in there as well. Hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thick and a bit sticky with hop resin. This one has fairly high drinkability but the bitterness is pretty strong. Still, one of Sierra’s best efforts.
RSRIZZO (1882) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a bold fresh hop scent with light citrus tones. Color is a light amber gold with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a crisp almost sharp feel. Finish comes in bitter, then citrus with just a hint of malt. After taste is a rough bitterness. I’m a little disappointed, its just all bitterness with no other characteristics to balance it out. There original Harvest Fresh Hop Ale was much better.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper to amber colored pour, nice off white head with some very sticky lacing. Nose is citrus and grassy hops, sweet malts, lemony. Wow this has a very nice aroma. Flavor does not dissapointNice balance of citrus and floral, firm bitterness, lots of citrus peel, malt stands up well but is subdued compared to the hops. Finish begins to lean toward a grassy bitterness perhaps a touch of plastic, but not enough to be unpleasant. Body is smooth with medium carbonation. A very nice beer on a hot sticky night in Chicago. .
blutt59 (6172) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, golden orange color, malty citrus nose, citrus hop flavor with a nice bready caramel finish
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold/red with a medium white head. Nose is heavily balanced towards floral hops with a hint of biscuit. The flavor is predominately floral and grassy hops, with some grapefruit hops, and a nice malt backbone. Pleasantly bitter. Quite good.