DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Prominent orange and grapefruit aroma. Copper amber body, off-white lacing head. Lots of citrus in the flavor, along with moderate sweetness and foreground bitterness, especially in the finish. Sierra Nevada know how to do hops.
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Matta.
Pours orange with thick white head.
Aroma of sweet pine hops which is a welcome change from your usual bitter aromas.
Taste of floral hops with a thick syrupy mouthfeel and fruity presence of grapefruit. Light malts and caramel.
Overall, the beer is well balanced not too much on the bitter side.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Poured honey-amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma was mellifluous, slightly piney and citric. The flavor was barely citric compared to most west coast IPAs, mostly coniferous, and finally slightly caramel and coffee malt that finished lightly resinous and bitter. It was good but not amazing or all that different from their standard pale ale.
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as Torpedo Extra IPA from Ledgers Liquor. Copper color with a good light beige head. Strong aromas of citrus and pine over light roast caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is grapefruit and pine. Floral. Finishes floral and fruity with moderate bitter. Still pretty bitter though. Very good indeed.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Light lacing left on the glass. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, pine, and a little toasty. Tastes of pine, citrus, the same floralness, and some caramel.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Midlothian on 08/05/2008. Very clear golden amber body with a small white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor with a caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the rake. Alround rating: Massive hop bitterness, grapefruit and pine, floural and green hay bitterness. Everything that i expect from another amazing IPA from SN.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 On tap @ Tornado. Pours medium gold with a slight hint of orange, a 2 finger off white head was present. Nice nose of grapefruit, and sweet malt. Flavor was lightly fruity with some hop presence. Finish was nicely balanced between both malt and hops.....a good one!
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tylers Durham, mid-July ’08. So this isn’t Celebration. Word. This beer had some strong piney and floral hops throughout but is nicely balanced by a heavy dose of caramel malt. A bit one-dimensional but still refreshing.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a double IPA in its hoppy PNW intensity, with good sweet caramel Sierra Nevada backbone and without the double alcohol of some big bitter beers. Really enjoyable. Unmistakable SN nose, mouth feel, appearance.