BuckeyeBoy (8494) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2016 thicksuds (451) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic Sierra Nevada IPA, smooth, great hop profile especially on the back end, well balanced, goes down easy, definitely a top notch IPA. That slight spice really adds to the flavor, mixes well with the hops.
Back log entry pours out a orange topped with a white head. Nose is nice citrus some floral notes and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the nice hop malt combo. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden orange color with a three finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks and sheets of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.
Dank floral hop aroma with some earthy pine resins, grass and spruce tip countered citrus/tropical fruit and pale malt. Very inviting and complex with earthy, sweet citrus and pale malt notes bouncing off of each other. Lots of melon and tropical fruit along with some juicy berries. Fresh cut grass and straw along with pineapple, mango dark berries, melon and stone fruit. Pale malt presence with bread and biscuit. The melon and dank hop really notes stand out. Nice.
Medium body with a blast of dank, earthy hops that linger over sweeter fruit notes and a pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Dry and bitter up front with piney hops, grass and resinous oils along with straw and spruce tip. These earthier notes are countered by strong tropical fruit sweetness with hints of citrus peel, dark berries, orange peel and juicy melon. I’m picking up honeydew and berry along with ruby red grapefruit, orange peel and mango. Faint malt backbone but just enough for balance with bread, biscuit and subtle caramel. Well rounded and excellently balance. Very easy to drink but packs a lot of flavor. ABV isn’t too high but it’s nicely masked with no heat whatsoever. Another solid entry in this series from Sierra Nevada. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a mostly clear, dark gold with 2 fingers white head. Aroma is fruity, loads of citrus. Maybe a little blueberry. Taste is medium bitter, follows aroma. Definite blueberry taste. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Very good. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours a golden yellow color with a clean malt aroma. Taste is dry, with a good malt hop flavor and a hint of pepper in the aftertaste. A good bitter finish, not overbearing with a freshness even for a 2014 beer. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Golden pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and fruity hops. Taste is creamy, tasty hops. Fruity hops in the finish. Nice lacing.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at Parlor City in CR. Big, dense rocky head. I got no real aroma. Flavors are fruity (though not really the blueberry they say), a dry finish. Good, not great. csaso (2321) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, clear medium gold color, nice pretty balanced aroma and flavor, good fruity hops with a decent malt balance, mildly bitter, very good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Kind of excited about this one, but I’m not sure if I just don’t like this hop or if its something else. I got some floral notes and there’s more than ample bitterness, but instead of the berries and pepper promised I got skunk, in the nose and a little in the flavor. Enough to distract. Not a bad beer, but not all that great, either."
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours an orange color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of pepper, caramel, floral hops, grass, and grains. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
This one poured a bright light orange color with a white head. Aroma was of very green fresh picked resinous hops. Flavor was similar with mild caramel in the back. Soli.d