Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 5, 2007
This is a pretty fantastic beer. Citrus with bitter hops. Everything about this beer is bold, its bright orange hue, its dominant hops , its bitter finish and hefty carbonation. Great all arounder. Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Draught - Taco Mac Alpharetta
Very well executed Pale Ale. Nice citrus aroma, flaoves dominated by hops ranging from the citrus to the floral and piney. Well balanced by a malt backbone. Good stuff. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 On tap from Party Town. Floral, citric, and bready wheats, stacked with a bitter hop, alcoholic bite. You can feel the alcohol burn on the lips a little bit, dispite the low content. Regardless, its pretty good. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 On tap at Emmett’s Ale House in Downers grove. This was pretty good out of a beer that I was not sure what to expect from. Aroma is purely characteristic SNPA with a more robust floral and citric character. Dark amber/copper color with a thin off-white head, some lacing evident. Bold robust hop flavor is quite nice a touch of fruity sweetness balanced on a strong body of malt. Nice strong lingering bitterness finishes off this medium bodied beer. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Pours a clear copper, with a straw colored head of about an inch. Thin but abundant lacing throughout the glass. Nice citrus hops in the aroma. It smells oh so fresh - maybe even a little grassy.
The hops are the first flavor - more of a tart orange or tangerine than anything else. Bold, but nicely complimented by a somewhat fruity, somewhat carmelly malt profile. Excellent citrus hops in the aftertaste, lingering for quite some time. Again, the impression of a fresh, flavorful beer comes through loud and proud.
Medium to full body, and a sturdy dose of carbonation adds to the hop bite.
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Clear coppery pour with a fluffy white head that disapated quickly, leaving some lace. The nose is all PNW hopping. First taste reveals caramel/toffee malt base with some bright "green" hoppiness, citrus (grapefruit) and pine. The palet is smooth and easy-drinking. This is not a complicated beer...just one that you can repeat over and over and over! WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2007
On tap @ O’brien’s in San Diego. All I knew about this brew is I had not had it, and honestly when I think of harvest ale, I think of JW Lees so I was hopeing for another SN barley wine but I got a very hoppy APA instead. Pours deep amber with no head. Malty aroma with a bit of hoppiness. The taste is overwhelmingly hoppy and aggressive. This honestly felt like an IPA to me and it is certainly potent. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2006
On tap at the Blue Nile. Clear amber-copper brew with barely a layer on beige foam. Nose is dominated by a bit of perfumey hoppiness with just a touch of nutmeg or cloves. A nice drink.
Leaves a slight bitter taste on the tongue. Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
On tap at SN brewery. One of their best, next to Celebration and 20th Street. Super fresh, light and hoppy. Lingering aftertaste of some good bud. It was nice to drink this from the source. SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Any beer that leaves a bitter hop aftertaste is tops in my book. Chalk up another for Sierra Nevada.