thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pungent smells of herbal pine and sweet grapefruits. The taste is crisp, spicy grapefruit hops with an herbal piney bitterness on the back end of the taste. I also get sweet somewhat bready malts in there to balance the pungent grapefruit taste from the hops. It also balances the bitterness.
Its very flavorful and you can tell they use the whole cone hops to get that pungent hop flavor. Whole cone hops seem to really improve the flavor and bring the fruitiness well rounded taste out more than pellets. One of my favorite offerings from Sierra Nevada and definitely a go to IPA for me. Its easy to find, not too much money and definitely should satisfy any IPA fan.
PabloZab (1140) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml (09.06.2017). A bit hazy amber colour with long-lasting, white-yellowish head and excellent lacing. Aroma is medium intensive but full of pine notes, really nice. Bitterness is medium with resin, pine, herbal character but short in time. In other side, beer is malty, medium body and balance between bitterness and sweetness is really good and the beer is very good drinkable especially if we take its "power". Very good IPA with nice body, a bit caramel character, more dry than sweet and medium, even to medium-heavy bitterness.
jjsint (2334) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Cambridge. Amber/gold with a large white head. Intense pine and spruce aroma with a touch of insecticide. Bitter taste, it isn’t a ’bitter bomb’ but it certainly wakes the senses. Medium to long dry finish. Full resinous and astringent flavour with tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Its good but not excellent, considering how much I like this brewery I expected a bit more.
PawelS (25) - - SEP 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Dark amber with white head. Assertive discribes it best. Hint of caramel, super dry. Not bad.
ricardo123 (2) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (1110) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kran. Aromaty trochę jak w ESB, karmel. W smaku goryczka średnia do wysokiej. Wysycenie spore.
DeveloperGirl (16) - - SEP 17, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average beer. Quality for the price. A go to extra ipa. I usually drink it from the bottle.
konungen (463) - - SEP 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
En bra ipa som i Sverige också är lätt att få tag i och det till ett ganska bra pris. Mycket humle i doft och smak, bra beska och viss maltig sötma.
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micia600 (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piwo barwy bursztynowej, klarowne, piana średnio obfita. W aromacie tropiki, odrobina karmelowej słodyczy. W smaku czuć głównie słody z owocami cytrusowymi i ananasem, goryczka wysoka, nieco zalegająca.
rosskemp (4) - - SEP 13, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favourite beers this, really gets the sides of my tongue singing. Have never poured it into a glass so can’t comment on it’s appearance. The standard Sierra Nevada is a top IPA, and I approached this thinking it would be just an overblown version of that, but thankfully it isn’t.
rob19a (73) - - SEP 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/20 I normally like the over the top hopped beers but this is too much. Weird aftertaste and sensation on my tongue. Really thirsty, mind you it was 7.2%
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