Andrew196 (2062) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2018
A great looking pour, a vivid amber red, thick messy ivory colored head. Nice uniform effervescence throughout. Nose is toasted pine nuts and caramel. Caramel, cooked oranges, mild citrus, traces of dark fruit in the tongue, good feel. Good take on the style PilsnerLieutenant2 (6) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2018 does not count
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pours a medium copper with a thick off white head. Not much aroma to speak of. Light pine I guess. The taste is quite decent. Moderate bitter hops with light citrus. A rather quick watery finish. Not bad, but was expecting more. I'm normally a big SN fan. cfranz (284) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2018 Bottle. Hoppy aroma. Medium bitterness, dry. Part of IPA box. Foamy head. bth122 (1720) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle. Citrus aroma. Malty bread grains and citrus hop. Full head. Creamy texture. Smooth and drinkable. Medium bitterness.
Strykzone (7889) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2018
12 oz. bottle. Amber and clear with a creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity and earthy. The flavor begins with the malts and they bring the earth and sweetness. An interesting mix of hops are interesting and nice. They are fruity and spicy. The tropical and citrus are surprisingly muted, though. damzz (558) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2018
Pours a clear red with on off white head leaving sheet lacing. Nose is resinous hops.Body is light. Taste is sweet malt with earthy hops. Bitter aftertaste. 12 oz bottle in the 4-Way IPA 12 pack Bottled: 12/14/17 oobawa (1965) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 Pretty special little pint from Sierra Nevada, a big, piney, resinous hop bomb with a massive biscuit-n-caramel sweet spot at its center. Lemon, grapefruit, dank, earth, and pine all make their presence known immediately, but it's the gentle, subtly decadent malt base that steals the show, allowing the hops to do their thing before easy into a bittersweet, soothing fade. Pours a sultry red with a brief off-white head and modest lace. Pine and biscuit on the nose. Perky texture prevents the malts from growing cloy. Drinkable as hell. If Sierra Nevada'd only ditch the Tropical Torpedo that 4-Way IPA Mix Pack would be amazing. Ernest (7936) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Bottle (Dec 18, 2017 bottling). Head is initially average sized, creamy/frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted nuts/grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit, orange), with notes of earth, autumn leaves, black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
One of SN's better IPAs, so it's a shame this is only available occasionally (and also a shame the 4-Way IPA mixer pack is 25% drain pour thanks to the gimmicky coffee IPA, because the rest is quite solid). Similar to their Northern Hemisphere in that it's more malty than a typical IPA...rich and nutty/cookie-ish, as well as earthy and autumnal. The hops themselves are not especially interesting, aromatically, but support the malt and other aromas just fine. Very nicely balanced in the mouth, with a luscious initial sweetness that is very quickly cleaned up with bracing bitterness in the finish. Very velvety mouthfeel, but not too thick, so it's really quite a joy to drink. Both quaffable and sippable depending on your mood, which is a rare thing. PugUglyBrewer (929) - - JAN 11, 2018
Dark amber color with absolute clarity. A dense, soapy offwhite head rests on top. Some toasted grain with a caramel touch are the backdrop for a very dry and dank pine forrest that leaves the pallet dried out and wanting more.