jeremyh70 (830) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 2013 bottle into a tulip glass
A: A nice looking clear bright amber with a creamy two fingers of white head with good retention and good lacing. Classic looking beer.
S: Citrus and light fruit aromas that are pleasant with a hint of grass and caramel sweetness.
T: Nice caramel sweetness first followed by some citrus fruit flavors and a moderate piney bitterness that fades into a citrus pith. Bitterness lingers a bit and hints at being astringent but never succeeds, which is nice. Finishes semi dry with only a touch of bitter remaining.
M: Mouthfeel falls somewhere between crisp and creamy with a medium/full body and perfect medium/high carbonation for the style that helps accentuate the mouthfeel and scrubs just enough away to leave a taste in your mouth that makes you want to take another drink.
O: There’s a reason Sierra Nevada is a pioneer of craft beer, they know how to make it exceptionally well. Easy drinking and deliciously well rounded.
VeinAle (95) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a moderate carbonation. Biscuit aroma with subtle citrus. Flavor is malt and bitter then a sweet. Very pleasant signature brew from sn.
ChrisFoster (1) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a little misleading. Seems a little faint and lackadaisical given the stellar reputation for a widely available bottle brew, but upon drinking its character shows, especially in complex but easy-to-manage taste.
Ambro206 (214) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La birra si presenta in un color perfetto ambrato carico con un cappello di abbondante schiuma compatta. Al naso la birra è resinosa e pinosa con un tocco di caramello. In bocca si sprigiona una comunione di aromi perfetta con il luppolo in evidenza che non va però mai oltre a quel che dovrebbe. Il corpo è pieno, la carbonazione perfetta.
Il finale è lungo e secco con una sensazione di amaro rotondo in tutta la bocca.
Eructoblaster (3215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 350ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Lovely, complex hoppy aroma with malty, mango, citrusy, and caramel hints. Its fresh, sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy and herbal notes. Ends with a robust bitter finish. Very good example of American IPA.
tightslice (260) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Evernote. Pours a nice thick Amber. Aroma is grapefruit and honey. A very drinkable and well balanced IPA from SN.
Freaky_tiki (698) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour at Bonefish follows -- or perhaps sets -- the ipa template. By no means a hop juice, this is a tasty & almost refreshing IPA. Not overly hoppy, medium bitterness, strong carbonation. Dangerously drinkable. Goes really well with spicy shrimp po’ boy sandwich. Do it.
JakePlissken (29) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drucken på flaska. Guldröd färg med härlig skumkrona. Brödig malt, smakar mogna frukter, avslutar med toner av humle. Torr. God, men föredrar SN Pale Ale.
magpieken (100) - - MAR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. 09/06/15. Bright pale amber colour with a creamy off-white head and excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin and a little malt sweetness, assertive without being overbearing. The medium/full body and creamy, mouth-filling texture grabs your attention before the taste does. Medium to heavy bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Long bitter resin finish. An excellent drop. 8.
floydslip (226) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer with a medium foamy eggshell head. Hoppy nose of citrus, some resin, and even a bit of herbs (like mint). Flavor is hop forward, but not overwhelmingly so, with flavors that mimic the aroma. I would have liked a bit more malt to counterbalance the hops. Still, this is a decent drinkable beer that is pretty tame for an IPA, let alone and Extra IPA (whatever that means).
thomasjoberg (37) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at tommyknocker in Helsinki. Bit of caramel, pine and rum on the nose. Light amber/orangey color with slight haze. Very thin white head with medium carbonation. Medium body and pleasant bitterness. Very nice malt and hops balance. Pine, caramel, pizza dough, bit of rum lingering on the palate. It’s a good beer for spring! :) try celebration ale from Sierra Nevada!