obguthr (6595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Mild aroma of dried leaves, clay, and vinegar. Clear tea, thick sticky yellow head. Astringent lemon zest, clay, and dried leaves. Soapy tea finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Alla spina. IPA rossastra e schiumosa, dal profumo amarognolo e resinoso. Al palato è setosa, erbacea e mediamente amara; l’ho trovata però poco persistente ed un poco scipita. Mi aspettavo più luppolo o più caramello, mancano entrambi. scarletfire65 (1491) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour. Off white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is toasty malt and pine. Tastes of piney hops, orange zest, a christmasy spice palate with hints of cinnamon, and a resinous, sticky finish. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with golden amber edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet, slightly spicy malt aroma with a subtle resinous hop character. Some earthy, grassy hops with a touch of citrus but the nose is dominated by caramel malt, rye, bread and toffee. Really weak hop presence. Disappointing for an IPA.
Thankfully there’s much more of a hop presence in the flavor. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops that linger over the sweet and spicy malt notes into a sticky, dry finish. Dank and resinous with grass and pine needle flavor as well as some subtle grapefruit and citrus rind. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone that has a strong caramel flavor. There’s also some toffee, bread, faint dark fruit sweetness and. a spicy rye component that nicely compliments the hop profile. Well balanced and easy to drink. A nice hoppy beer for the fall season. Sigmund (7834) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour. Has the typical West Coast hop aroma and flavour, with notes of citrus and pine, but also some nice nutty notes from the malts, which contributes to a lovely balance. Another good beer from Sierra Nevada!
Bricks (1148) - Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Beautiful beer, dark red and foamy big head. Smell is great hops, fruit and some grain? Taste is not as great as expected...it’s a balance of malt and hops that comes off more neutral than anything Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Not exactly red, but reddish, and it just seems a needless direction for a beer when you can produce the IPA that everybody wants without the red direction. Decent IPA character but a bit more murky and vegetal than I like, not as brightly tropical as the commercial deScription would suggest. Just o.k. Bottle. Mjp12 (1976) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a deep copper red, with a foamy tan head, hops and some smokey notes on the nose, it’s a well balanced ipa, with malt influence taking on the hop finish colui72 (1087) - HONG KONG - OCT 19, 2015
It pours beautifully clear amber with a long lasting thin head. Aroma is malts and hops. Taste goes into the same direction, nearly total absence of fruitiness or sweetness, notes of pine and pineapple, but very mild. The hops do the dirty job. Nice ale, smooth and quaffable. ngunity (177) - - OCT 17, 2015
On tap. Looks great, drank with plenty of hops. Lasting impression of lingering hop bitterness spoils it a bit