HoppingHop (15) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had a second go with this lovely beer after 2013 version of this. Just as good as first one. This IPA has been set as a very good standard of IPA in my tasting notes. Pleasant lingering of citrusy and hoppy with a gentle kick at the first sip. Gotta love this bottle anytime of year over a fine tune!
alberti92 (131) - - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber colour with delicate aromatic hops and roasted malts. Like the aroma, the hop bitterness is very delicate and has a tropical fruit lingering flavour. On the palate it is medium bodied with a smooth and delicate lingering bitter finish. Very nice!
aumentm (197) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great fresh beer with really fresh hops. Really nice floral aroma and nice blend of malts. I think I tasted a bit of spice as well.
raoul_duke (101) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint 8 oz bottle, packaged 9/24/14. More red than traditional ipa. Small head. Aroma is a bit indistinct, with citrus and hop noticeable. Taste is totally adequate, with little aftertaste and not much flavor the front. Very clean finish. Reminds me of a hoppier Budweiser honestly. There is nothing wrong with it, just not much character.
Sebilinz (726) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Hazy golden to amber Body with nice White head. Aroma is earthy with some herbs and pines. Taste is pines and malts. Aftertaste is bitter balanced by some malt sweetness. I think the bottle was a little bit to old will rerate when I get a fresher one.
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a big off white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Citric/grapefruit hoppy, flowery and tropical fruity
Palate: Medium (+) body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Lovely fresh grapefruit, flowery, bready and tropical fruity.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden
Countbeer (4973) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: 2014: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Cloudy hazy orange amber with a medium sized creamy head.
Aromas of hops, malts, some exotic fruits, some caramel, herbal flowers and some creamy fruits.
Flavours of bitters, malts, creamy fruits, peach, apricot, some grapefruit, some caramel, herb and some grassy tints. There’s even a light lacto tint...
Aftertaste is bitter, grassy, fruity, some malts and grapefruit.
Low carbo, creamy (close to silky) mouthfeel and texture and a good medium bodied. Nice stuff!
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Sierra Nevada dual beer tasting Abby, Ben & I had a 24 oz. Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale "fresh hop ale" (Spring 2008 release) side by side with a Sierra Nevada 12th release Harvest Ale "wet hop ale" (fall 2008 release). Although they were significantly different in character, we each had a hard time deciding which was better. The concensus was that the wet hop ale was smoother, with a better mouthfeel, and the fresh hop ale was more bitter & slightly more aromatic. All 3 of us gave a slight edge to the 12th release wet hop ale, scored as follows... Ben 12th Ann. Wet Hop B SH Fresh Hop B Abby 12th Ann. Wet Hop B+ SH Fresh Hop B Chris 12th Ann. Wet Hop B+ (ever so close to an A-) SH Fresh Hops B So...both were good beers for hopheads...the fall release wet hop ale averaging a B+, and the fresh hop ale getting a B from each of us. The scores I gave were particularly high considering I’m not a HUGE Sierra Nevada Fan. There is a common thread in all their regular beers that make them seem very unspectacular...but I am finding that many of their seasonals & special releases are a whole ’nother story. "
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with small short lived head. Lots of pine, grass and a little grapefruit in the aroma. Taste is more floral than the aroma indicates, with honey, malt, pine and grapefruit. Quite bitter in the finish with a metallic dryness that detracts from the taste slightly. Medium bodied. Not bad but not my favourite.
Cool_Bond (1793) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The scent is sweet but not fruity at all. The taste is bitter. Bitterness is not to me but more bitter but fills the upper part of the mouth of a weak moment. Not an IPA for my taste unfortunately. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.