Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hands down SN’s best IPA offering. Better than any of the wet hopped ones, or Celebration. Pours amber with thin white head. Notes of grapefruit and pine. Fully hopped beer! Finish is a nice dry bitter note.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a thick persistant head that lasts forever and lots of lacing. Smells very piney and sweet. Tastes citrusy and piney, with a rich sweet malt flavor. Flavors of orange zest, lemon, and spruce. Thick flavor and soft mouthfeel. The finish is bitter and smooth, a little sweet.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear copper color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, malt and feet. Some sweetness in the flavor, then a rush of hops. Very well balanced and you can tell they used a variety of hops.
beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very nice beer, but for the average hophead, the flavor does not make it stand out from other beers. It has a really nice thick head and leaves your glass nicely laced....just lacks a bit of character. Was hoping for a 12 oz version of Harvest Ale...I paid 8.99 for a 6 pack and that is a very fair value. A good match with spicy food, as the beer won’t compete with the flavors of the food too much.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear copper color with a one and a quarter finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine, herbal, and light floral hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and lots of lovely hops. Aftertaste has very little astringency. Medium body. A very nice beer.
beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by bellportbeer. Pours a clear golden amber with a moderate-large long lasting linen white head. Very pleasant aroma of grapefruit with some pine notes present as well. The flavor is very weak malt up front, followed by a bitter wash of grapefruit. There is not really enough malt to support the hoppy bitterness. The bitterness lingers for several seconds beyond the swallow. A decent IPA but with so many others to choose from, probably not something I’d drink on a regular basis.
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a light amber color with a textbook one finger off white head that laced nicely on the glass. there beer is somehow formulated to have the appearance as they all do. aroma has the expected sierra hop profile but a lighter malt. the flavor backs that up and there is some grass, medium bitterness, and sweetness. this comes off softer than the pale and does not have as much interest for me. much easier to drink and highly sessionable.
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Nice blended aroma with citrus hops, caramel malts, and some fruits. Flavor is also nicely blended with a decent bitter finish. A little sweeter then the Celebration Ale, but still a delicious brew.
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is an orange with a soapy white head. Hop aroma with lots of pine and cirtus. Flavor is fresh grapefruit hop with some caramel malts. Finish is bitter and creamy. Not much to say about this one other than it is a standard of what American IPA’s should be.
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large tan head, retention is good and the lacing is thick and coating. Clear copper hued ale. Nose is solid with nice hop notes and fruity notes as well, citrus, light grapefruit and a touch of bubblegum. Medium bodied and a little too clean on the palate, good carbonation. Juicey hop flavors as per aroma with some toasty pale malts and a little earthyness too. Dry fruity finish with a surprising hop bite. Nice brew guys!