knights97 (104) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours to a copper body with very little head and a sweet floral aroma to it. The body is medium with a bitter hop taste that stays with you, all in all, the pine nuts are a good taste to blend in with the hops but this is a hair bit more bitter than i like.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my other "go to" beers that I drink regularly. I usually have some SN PA and SN Torpedo in my fridge and go between the two. This one is obviously more bitter than the pale ale. Still has a nice fruity and hoppy flavor. I always enjoy this one.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, hops, and grass, leading to a bone dry, bitter, and grapefruity finish.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Amber color. Aroma of pine like, citrus, floral, herbal, mild caramel and toasted malt. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Lingering dry bitter floral finish.
BVery (6090) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BOTTLE: 96 rating??? Are you kidding? A very unbalanced IPA, some pine, hop without much malt backing, no where near an elite IPA.
natejgood (391) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with hints or orange. The head is a foamy, almost pure white color and the beer itself is fairly clear. The aroma is dominated by floral hops. The beer has good hop flavor, but it isn’t overpowering. It lacks the complexity of some top end IPAs, but this is a solid beer that has good flavor and is easy to drink.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a quintessential West-coast IPA. Smack of fresh, delicious hops, firm body, and VERY drinkable for the style.
This beer won’t change your religion, but it is a welcome addition to the Sierra Nevada line-up, and certainly their second best beer after Celebration.
coldbrewky (1422) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit pricey at the rip and run for a sixer. This brew certainly has its fair share of hops. Body is medium and nicely balanced. Some flat alkalinity in the finsh. Thinly reminicent of Hop Devil. Some patch lacing.
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely balanced IPA. Seems like it has a nice mix of american and european hops. It is bready. Well done. A little less sweetness would be nice. It’s like a bed of reeds on a lake. Nicely grassy.
drinkininATL (6) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into Cubs beer glass. 1st rating ever.
Not the best IPA I have consumed, but like the taste and pine tree aroma. Reminds me of my trip to the Redwood forest in CA. Very good hops with a thick pouring head.
Definitely would drink this brew again.