Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a thick white head that leaves perfect lacing. Sweet citrus and more of a pine aroma. Very bitter taste with pine and orange and is perfectly balanced with thick malt.
clovisc (9) - USA - JUN 16, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
the best, most readily-accessible IPA i’ve ever had in my life. amazing, powerful west coast taste... fantastic aromas... but not overpowering like barleywines can sometimes be. it flies off the shelves up here in alaska. when it’s in stock, i stock up.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours translucent orange with white head. Strong pine hops aroma. Pretty mild but good hops, though not too bitter initially, but a long lingering bitter finish.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Tewksbury, Mass.
I love IPAs, but this one goes above and beyond the call of duty with intense pine flavors. No citrus, just feels like a walk in some damp, northern California woods. Excellent blend of soft carb and almost brutal hops. My favorite Sierra outside of Bigfoot.
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber pour, white head. bready, citrus hop aromas. nice citrus hop presence and a bit of a malt backbone. nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable and a great bitterness that i really appreciate
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a cloudy pore with splotchy foam. The aroma is mildly hoppy. The flavor is very hoppy, but not overly complex. Not a very pleasant finish.
grobeen (25) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as full-bodied as some IPA’s, nevertheless quite decent. Some green notes and citrus undercurrents, with a nice bitter finish. Excellent beer.
pistolpete (203) - USA - JUN 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle... thanks to uknowo... superb offering from sierra nevada, if you haven’t been able to get this spring release from them, have no fear i hear it is going to be a year round offering next year... dark gold ipa heaven...
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Nya Trols, Malmø. Clear amber - white head. Caramel, fruity, light nice hoppy, amber malts, ryebread, nutty, bitterness, light bitterness. OK.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear, with no obvious bottle conditioning. Deep amber, with minimal head. Excellent hop aroma, with pine and lemon predominate. Medium-light body, with a strong, resinous hop flavor. Not quite heavy enough for and IIPA, I guess that’s why its an EIPA.