JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - pours a deep golden color with medium sized fluffy pure white head. Aroma has herbal, slightly citrusy hops, hints of honey, lemon zest, and grains of paradise. Flavor has dry herbal hops, hint of grapefruit and honey, touch of balancing malts, with a firmly bitter finish. Overall this is a bit more firmly bitter than their pale ale, pretty decent overall.
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Cave. Clear golden colour, medium white head. Aroma is quite sweet, malty, quite hoppy and fruity. Flavour is hoppy, citric, malty backbone. Medium carbonation. Quite bitter and fairly dry finish. Well drinkable.
cgreb (406) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - clear amber beer with a dense beige head. Nice american hops aroma. Prominent Magnum aroma and flavour. Flavour has a nice bitterness which is well balanced with a good maltiness. Medium carbonation.
wprestong (3) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my current favorite. Coming to this beer, my standard of reference was the ordinary Sierra Nevada Pale Ale that you see everywhere. This is much hoppier and, I suspect, has a higher alcohol content than that one. I think of ales like this as "stoner" ales because of the primo aroma. Not a beer for novices. If this were your first beer, you’d probably not have a second one, because of the bitterness of the hops, but if you graduate to this from the ordinary SN Pale, you have a great surprise. I buy this by the case at Costco. I think SN Brewing is test-marketing this to us at Costcos in Northern California.
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a golden brown ale that emitted notes of herbal hop. Initial taste of astringency followed by a honey taste that ended with a slight bittersweet. Not as strong as some IPA’s I’ve had, but it’s definitely a memorable beer.
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear golden colour, large and very creamy white head. Hoppy nose with lots of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, solid malty base complemented by lots of citrusy and pine-like hops. Hints of lemon, lemon grass and herbs, also pine-tree. Very nice indeed!
truenorth (6) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big guys can still do it. Grapefruit and other citrus notes throughout. Really a great beer.
DanCiech (5) - USA - MAR 3, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Torpedo is one of my favorites. Sierra Nevada is great because not only is it good beer, it is usually priced very reasonably. Their pale ale is also great
jonatanfast (8) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My expectations where high on this one.
Aroma was bright and hoppy. Flavor was very nice, sweet and juicy. Very Hoppy, yet very drinkable.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle A red copper pour taste of floral, bread, grass A dry bitter pine finish