lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle. Bright orange red with a dark white foam that lingers long and leaves sticky thick lacing. Aroma is spicy herbal wet hops, lots of caramel, crystal malt. Taste is a nice fresh hoppiness, not overly bitter but a great herbal, pine, spicy hoppiness, touch of orange citrus and fruit with toffee and caramel malts.
jehoesefat (65) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy aroma, almost smells like a bag of weed! Pours clear bronze with an almost non-existent head. Taste is strong hops and bitter, and a little bit coppery. Fizzy but kind of dry.
Landmonger (108) - USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip, the beer is a clear reddish amber with a thin head, the aroma is pretty bland with not much more than citrus coming through, it is overly hopped making the aroma being bland so much more the mystery. Not a beer for me...
tcane7 (803) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clean amber with fluffy beige head and sea foam lace. Nose of citrus, grass, dirt, roasted malt. Bitter with a tea-like flavor.
keanex (785) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at West Deptford Joe Canals.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Doughy with some spicy hops.
Taste: Slightly sweet doughy malts with light bitterness and some spicy hop presence.
Palate: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: Not doing it for me. Tastes a bit weird.
badlizard (5154) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear reddish golden with a fluffy off white head. Big earthy and lightly vegetal orange, pine, pineapple, and grassy aroma and taste with a silky medium to full bodied palate.
bbcd (82) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber, rocky off-white head with good retention and lacing. flowers, grass, citrus, bread, caramel, resin, little lemon. medium bitter, light sweet. medium body, slightly thin feel, average carb. mostly what you expect from a sierra nevada ipa
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at TWCP Beer Fest 2013. It poured a clear dark orange color with a white head. The aroma was of grassy hops, pine, fruity hops and caramely malts. The taste was hoppy and bitter with a lot of grassy notes, pine and caramel. The finish was dry and bitter with a large amount of grassy hops and pine. Very good.
oRos (609) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Samuel horns tavern. Pours amber/copper with white head. Taste is very bitter and has a nice fresh hop finish.
DavidWoodruff (235) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Grassy with a distinct note of burning rubber.
Appearance: Copper with a cream colored head.
Flavor: Nuts, toast and caramel with medium-high hop bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Fortunately this beer tasted much better than it’s odd aroma. But I would skip this IPA next time I come across it.
rangerred (659) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 24oz bottle.
Pours a clear deep copper with a two finger white billowy head. Amazing head retention that sticks around for a long time and when it does fade, there is abundant lacing on the sides of the glass.
A really amazing hop aroma that just explodes with citrus and earth. There is a definite dank component as well along with pine resin. I can detect a bit of a toasty backbone but hops really rule and rightly so. A definite wet-hopped character.
Like other wet-hopped beers I have had, the depth of the aroma doesn’t quite carry over into the flavor. There is still an extremely resiny character with a bit of tropical fruit but it is not on the same level as the aroma and the dankness is almost non-existant. Some more maltyness shows up along with a touch of alcohol along with a mild sweetness. Bitterness is on the high side and lingers for a long time.
Overall, a very impressive beer, especially in the aroma. While the flavor falls a bit short, this is quite enjoyable and one I am glad I picked up.