Ekinskofer (18) - - OCT 14, 2015
Pours dark brown, decent head. Citrus hops, great blast of hops on sip. Citrus, notes of pine. Light to medium mouth. Lingering mild hops after taste. Great brew. scotchzombie (611) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Rich brown with a fine off white head. Balanced aroma of caramel, bread and citrus. Taste follows - rich malts and mild citrus hops. Great beer. beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Unclear reddish dark amber. Grayish off white head. Mild to moderate bitter. Fairly dry. Perfume. Pine. Citrus. Pineapple. Caramel. Its different. Good. Dacrza (1033) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2015
DATE TASTED: October 9, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: a good week and a good time for something flavorful... APPEARANCE: dark, amber-brown body with intimidating, slow-rising effervescence... thick, off-white, almost dirty snow head that chunks and bubbles in its center, but clings and characterizes as mountain ranges at the glass... ... AROMA: this would be the high floral breeze of Hallertau, if it were not for the slightly earthy aromas that suggest the label’s Simcoe, with the melon/tropical fruit of Centennial powerfully on display--no doubt about it, Sierra Nevada always manages their trademark allure into just about everything; the bitterness is palpable but welcoming... PALATE: medium-bodied and creamy, with a prolonged aftertaste, active, sippable but weighty...this brings an Autumnal feel to the IPA, with a heavier foretaste and subdued fizziness... TASTE: immediate maltiness apprehends the tastebuds--again, is this what the Fall tastes like? The caramel and toasted bread linger as the mango, melon, stone fruit, and a variety of flowery herbs enter the profile... the creaminess packages the flavors attractively, though this lacks--on purpose--the lighter, airy, intoxicating aspects of the traditional IPAs... OVERALL: what a solid beer to pair with an Autumn night such as this--could this beer stand up to a mild cigar? ESB overtones make for a heartier, less bitter, blunter experience; the mango and melon persevere and make a lasting impression, in what can rival both the Pale Ale and Vienna Lager in the Fall mix...no losers here... vipinvelp (4539) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Clear ruby, tan lasting lacing foam head. Floral hoppy aroma, nice bitter taste, smooth not overwhelming. OK beer. (Cleveland 201510)
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours a dark auburn body with limited light khaki head. Fruity nose of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, with hints of malty goodness. Taste is earthy, pine, spicy finish. Good level of bitterness. Different and decent IPA. markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Ruby amber. Sweet malt and resin hop aroma. Sweet, a bit too sweet, then a more balanced hop finish. jahshuwuh (567) - USA - SEP 28, 2015
Dark brownish ruby color with two finger light khaki head. Smells of citrus, tropical, pine, dank. Taste is tropical fruit sweetness on the front of the tongue with a piney tea like bitter on the back. Caramel malt with a spicy bitter half way through. A bit of a rye like bitter is present as well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone terefere (395) - Durham, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours red&brownish, rocky tan head. Very nice aroma of flowers, biscuit, grass, citrus, sweet fruits. Taste: roasted malts, biscuit, citrus, caramel, coffee OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle via Prufrock -- thanks!
Brown pour, perhaps red tinted. Nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is subdued at first but comes out as the beer warms. Malty nose, a bit of heavy roast, some astringent resin, nothing like the hop aromatics of contemporary IPAs. Where is the citra and simcoe in this? I can’t find them! Rather old-school resiny hop flavor, plenty of caramel, some stronger roasty notes, not bad in any way, but far short of exciting. More a complaint about the style (I could live without hoppy red ales quite easily) than about the crafting.