junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Would like to have given this a 6.5 for aroma. Definitely get the citrus pine but no tropical fruit(wtf?). Medium bodied. Taste wise its well balanced. No hop overload. Good bitterness with a slight citrus note. Hint of sweetness. Good IPA. trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2013
12oz. bottle Poured into my Ipa glass. Pours a golden amber color with a medium off white head that leaves pretty good lacing. Smells of Floral, cirus, pine and resin. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. though it starts hoppy and finishes malty. Citra hops was a good choice here. Mouthfeel is chewy and oily with lively carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good ipa all around. Well balanced and citrusy due to the hops they used. Great intro to the beer camp 2013 beers. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper to gold body that supports a white head which leaves behind spotty lacing. The modest aroma offers up a mix of hop notes like citrus, floral, dank hops and slivers of earthy tea. Smells pretty nice but it takes some coaxing to bring it out. The taste starts with the same wide mix of hop flavors such as citrus, floral, earthy tea and some dank onion. The hop bitterness grows to midway and takes over completely for a little while. Nice. I’m really enjoying the way the hop profile is coming together. Ron (4266) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Pete. Hazy orange body, steady off-white head. Big citrus hop aroma. Good malty feel. A balanced, big IPA, some oily resinous hop tones. It is a very enjoyable IPA. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle 9/22/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix A Six)-42° in Shaker-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small tight off white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste of citrus, pine, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down real smooth.
J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Earthy, viney aromas from a clear orange/yellow body with a foamy white head. The initial taste is bitingly bitter and extremely dry with more of that dry vine-like taste and citrus pith. Almost seems like a bit of rye spiciness in there, but I don’t see a mention of that in the description. There’s a bit of a floral component behind all that. Very light caramel sweetness in the back, but not enough to tame the hops. Finishes (surprise) dry and bitter, but not sticky. Definitely a hop lovers beer and a bitter mess to anyone else. douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large white head. A light sweet pine and biscuit nose. Smooth, medium bitterness, pine, some orange peel, more lingering bitter lemons. Not too balanced. The citra does come in, but the bitterness crowds it out mostly. Good overall though. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is very fluffy, and about two fingers high, with an offwhite shade. It’s pretty rocky in texture, and fades down to a slender film relatively quickly. Plenty of ringed lacing is left down the glass.
S: In the proper Sierra Nevada tradition, there is a dominant presence of bitter grapefruit and pine notes from Cascade hops. There’s also a minor caramel malt note to balance things out. I’m a little disappointed in the fact that I don’t really pick up any Citra (melon, mango) hop notes, though. Having said all of that, it’s really not a bad aroma at all - actually, it’s a pretty damn good aroma.
T: I have no actual complaints about the flavor profile itself: slight opening malt is quickly cast aside by a decent herbal, piny hop quality, with plenty of (welcome) bitterness to boot. After the mild palate shock, touches of caramel and toffee appear. At first, I was let down by the lack of Citra presence, but lo and behold, a twinge of melon flavor pops up after a while. My biggest problem isn’t the quality - that’s fine and dandy - it’s the fact that there isn’t much difference between this and Torpedo.
M: This is where the brew pulls away from Torpedo - if only slightly. It seems to be a bit crisper and cleaner, with only a hint of residual sweetness to quash some of the bitter qualities. I’d even suggest it’s a touch less coarse. Great drinkability for nearly 7%.
O: I get a real sense of de ja vu drinking this - put Torpedo’s label on it and I wouldn’t bat an eyelash. I really wish that SN would have differentiated the two brews a bit more, but other than that, this is a fine IPA. Much like Torpedo, really. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Gold with a big beige head. Light citrus hops and sugar. Really sweet and light. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of cereal, floral, and grapefruit. Taste is of grapefruit, light bubble gum, and bitter florals. Clean and crisp.