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 (2960) - 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 (3961) - Durham, 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 (1373) - 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.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I usually don’t like Sierra seasonals, as they tend to taste very similar to their regular Pale Ale (last years Anniversary Ale, for example). This one however was suprisingly good. Rich palate with lots of nice hoppy bitterness. Much more body than I expected. However, the wow factor seemed to dissipate as the pint went on. While I thought it was great on first sip, by the end it was merely good.
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 26 Sep 2008) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with fresh hops, orange, grapefruit and pine needles. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, pine needles, orange and generous doses of citrussy hops. Rather earthy finish. Possibly a bit one dimensional and on the sweet side but with a lovely hop character. Excellent beer!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at SBWF08. Pours out in a clear amber colour with a small off-white foam. Floral, grapefruity and piney hop aroma with touches of caramel and peach. Medium-bodied with notes of wet grass, pine, grapefruit and apricots. Lonf bitter finish of grass, grapefruit and pine-needles.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s, Seattle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with some pine needles and citrus hints. Hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
Joakgust (920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap SB&WF-08 - Clear Bronze colored beer with a huge caramel colored head. Aroma is grapefruity with notes of dry hops, malt and ripe fruits. Flavor is also very fruity and malty with a strong hoppy finish. Very nice!