silentnoiz (24) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice smooth brew with great hop aromas. Definitely does not disappoint and will definitely drink again.
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of the sampler tray at the brewery. Tought to judge based on two ounces, but quite enjoyed this one. My favourite of the bunch
Petkus331 (388) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is better near room temperature rather than cold. I love this beer, one of my favorites; the nose and flavor cannot be appreciated when this brew is cold. A nice floral, hoppy, and citrus aroma with an intense hoppy pine resin flavor-followed by a very nice bitterness on the end. mouth feel is very nice of light carbonation.... Overall, this beer is amazing...really.
jfb (5366) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 (bottle) pours a clear amber colour with a tall dense off-white head. aroma of resin, citrus fruits and mango, with a hint of bubblegum, sweet spices, caramel and bread, nicely balanced, could be hoppier though. flavour is lots of resin and a touch of oranges, with light toasted malts and a caramelly bitter finish. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is lightly floral with unripened mango. Flavor is what I imagine rusty cardboard would be if that was possible. Deep minerals and a bone dry hard bitter finish define this brew. Mouthfeel is refreshing and medium bodied. Below average effort for a classic brewery. Thanks Sierra Nevada. 2010 12oz.
Die_Kapusta (191) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a really beautiful amber color and big cream colored head. Aroma of pine, orange, bread, caramel, herbs and some sweet floral notes. Quite dry taste. A lot of pine and resin but also citrus flavours like grapefruit, bergamot and clementine. Finishes hoppy and floral. A real solid IPA with a little extra.
bubbagums (4) - USA - AUG 23, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow this is good. I love SNPA, but the added hop and alcohol really puts this on top. My favorite IPA.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,355 l bottle from Prague.
Poured golden amber with a nice pillowy and foamy off white head. Caramel in the background a ton of hop in the foreground in the nose with a resiny citrussy, herbal-floral perfume. Like a flowery field. Medium bodied one, fine-mild malts, honey and caramel with the fine hop character: citrusses, grape and resine, pine and spicies. Well balanced in the flavor, on the palate, in the aftertaste. Wow, that was fine!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed orange hue, good head formation and retention. Lots of piney citrus hops on the nose. Soft palate delivers a semi-sweet orangey body, liners a little syrupy but nothing too thick. Hops take over agressively in the back half making for a strong bitter grapefruit finish. Definitely a hop heads beer, my only complaint would be that the hops are a little too aggressive and the malt lacks depth. Still highly drinkable in my book.
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, $1.50 single at HyVee. There’s the expected big American hop smell under the cap. Pours amber, almost brown in an IPA tulip, with a rocky head of foam. Taste is everything a hop-head could expect. Piney, sticky with hop resin, a bit citrussy, and with a good backing of malt. Slightly more alcohol is welcome at this time of night. Not as much attitude as Alpha King. May be one of my new favorite general-purpose IPAs.