MoritzF (9036) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly unclear, amber colour with a thick off-white foamy head. Fruit-accented and spicy, slightly piney hoppy aroma with a slightly bready (cara-)malty touch. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a slightly crispy carbonation. Cara-malty and fruity and spicy hoppy taste with an almost dry and moderately bitter finish torpedo-ed by notes of alcohol. Compared with the parallelly sampled Anniversary Ale this one is less rounded. One more example that the stronger brew is not necessarily the better one. 20.II.10
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy. Mmmmmm. Sweet and juicy hoppiness thatís grapefruit, piney and grassy. But I like it. Usually I donít liek the hops that are more grassy related but iíve come around to liking pine, and these are very green-flavored hops, but the beer has an extremely balanced, sweet flavor to it so you get the dry bitterness in the mouth and on the swallow, but in the finish is cools down to a more sweet wet finish. Very good IPA.
Ubermunch (32) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my favorite beers... period. It is complex and hoppy but manages to pull it off in a way that makes it incredibly approachable to the mass drinker. So easy to drink you need to be careful as itís not a session beer. Like to keep at least a few bottles of the Torp in the fridge at all times. This beer cemented my undying respect and loyalty for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is orange with some fine malt, orange, pours a large custard head, leaves lace until itís finished. Taste is a pronounced orange kick, backed up by some very good malt. Medium bodied, very well balanced, juicy, resiny, extra bitter(yumm) quite a mouthfeel due to the hops. Wow this an Extra IPA!
strongpieman (1636) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
floral, grass aroma. Golden / Amber color, clear with full, frothy head. Medium bitterness, not as much as I expected. Average carbonation, with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body. Overall a good IPA.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 355ml. Bottle from www.bierzwerg.de. It pours an amber beer with a decent head. Vanilla, sweat, quince and wonderful Cascade hops throughout. Mindblowingly pleasant. A top notch IPA.
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap.fiera rimini.buonissimaaaa.aroma floreale e acre.in bocca si sente un agrume delicato di pompelmo ,resina e un lungo sentore di luppolo fresco e secco. la voglio bere dinuovo.
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
di un bel arancione con uno splendito cappello bianco e compatto.
al naso rimane fresca e profumata al palato punte di agrumi e resina con un leggero gusto di resina....
decisamente e allo stesso momento delicatamente amara,un ottima birra da bere al piu presto!!!!
winefree (1) - USA - FEB 23, 2010 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
pale, very bitter, light sweetness, lively,. Sierra Nevada turned me away from MGD and on to craft beer in the 90ís so I have a soft spot for them. Unfortunately, this beer tastes like extra hoppy Budweiser. Not balanced with an unpleasant aftertaste. I love IPAís and double IPA in general but this one is overated. . Great marketing job by Sierra Nevada however.
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber with a good, light off-white head that lasts and leaves some good lacing and good carbonation. The nose is big, fresh, spicy, piney, citrus American hops supported by a nice bready malt backbone. Taste leads with a good fresh bitterness that lasts all the way through, balanced by a light, sweet malt character and a solid piney hop kick on the swallow. This is an excellent beer, but not one that I could drink all night.