fiercepanda (385) - Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
A cloudy reddish brown beer with a creamy off white head. The aroma and flavor are both dank, resiny pine hops with a decent maltiness.
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle from the shop of our hotel in Yosemite US. Harvest 2013.
Dark copper body with a beige rocky head. Nice hops, fruity and a lot of bitterness. A little sweet in the beginning but with a bitter finish.
Xenon (48) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Bought on a whim. Tastes really bitter, which sierra nevada usually does. The hops are there, but maybe I like them in more quantity? It basically tastes like taking the standard pale ale and upgrading it to an IPA. I didn’t notice the difference in the hop profile. Malts are much more pronounced than the standard pale ale though, which is good. Sorta nutty. Still pretty good though
Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral arrangement aroma over some caramel background. Thick pumpkin orange appearance, lacy head. Mellowed out bitterness prevails, although a nice malt component coexists without interfering. Average weight for am IPA, nice crispness too. A solid hop friendly beer from the original hop friendly microbrewer.
beerbastard (606) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
24oz bottle, pours hazy orange brown with slight lacing. Fruity hop nose with some cotton candy in the background. Begins with a smooth caramel like sweetness, immediately followed by ripened fruity hop flavors. Ending with a well balanced dry bitterness.
bgb1991 (47) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful lacing, nice bodied beer with a heavy handed malt character, good amount of to help balance malts present
Nische (428) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated from backlog. Pours reddish gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and spices. Taste is citrus, pine, spices, malt, and florals.
stevoj (1335) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and citrusy, without the outrageous hop bitterness some of the IPAs possess. Amber with average off white head, light hop aroma, taste is hops, but not so much as to impede the malts from coming through. Very well done.
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Clear light amber color, Average off-white head with excellent lacing. average citrus, flower hops smell. Thin Medium body with a moderate bitter body with a floral accent.
kidobutai (107) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity aroma. Dark amber at the top of the glass, changing to light golden at the bottom. I’m not a huge IPA fan, but I enjoyed this particular one very much. The bitterness mixes well with a fruitiness that gives a more pleasurable aftertaste.