tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color with a nice fluffy head. Sweet roasted malt and hoppy aroma with hint of grapefruit. Sweet very hoppy taste with citrus. Palate is great and the aftertaste is long.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orangish amber with a fluffy white head, nose of pine, citrus, grass, flavor is moderately sweet, doughy, with an aggressive hop finish, pretty good.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From my notes: Bottle from Winking Lizard; pours a deep amber color with a decent off-white head; laces well. Pine and grapefruit on the nose, accentuated by floral notes. Pine, grapefruit, pepper, and caramel flavors on the tongue. Medium-full bodied. I remember liking this one.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bevuta al serpente pub... ottima ipa della sierra a metà tra la pale ale e la harvest come corpo e impiego dei malti ma la luppolatura è decisamente rinforzata rendendola abbastanza resinosa con sentori floreali pompelmo citrico leggero..... il corpo è medio e il maltato leggero l’amaro finale abbastanza lungo e marcato...
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange pour, not much of a head. Relatively thick mouthfeel. Nice on the tongue. Taste is mainly of hops (citrus). Long bitter aftertaste. Hops don’t overwhelm which is nice. Light carbonation. I wish I could get more of an aroma except I just took a shower. Will have to rerate at another point but from what I can tell, very good beer. Would be a good beer with a variety of foo.
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 (4230) - 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.