hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
From a bomber, this poured a bright and clear deep amber with and off-white head and moderate lacing . Nose of citrus hops and spices. Rich mouthfeel. Flavor of citrus and caramel. Long bitter finish. A very nice offering from Sierra Nevada. Cybercat (5737) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
This ale pours a pretty, clear, orangy-brown with a decent head. Aroma is strong, mainly hoppy and spicy, rather inviting. Flavor is rich and hoppy but has minimal bitterness. There is some malt taste and a strong hint of cinnamon. It goes down very tingly and edgy. A lively autumn ale. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bomber. Standard copper color with a big soapy white head. Good lacing throughtout the beer. Smells to me like a sweeter version of their original PA. Nice bitter finish, more-so than the original. Very clean and bright tasting that doesnít leave a bitter flavor in the mouth...didnít blow me away, but this a really good brew from as consistant a brewery as Iíve come across. Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle 2007 11th ed. Golden amber color, nice head. Fresh earthy hop aroma, citrus, spice. Flavor is, surprise dominated by American hops. Resinous hop character with pine and spicy notes and light citrus. Good, well balanced. Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Poured the color of a brand new shiny penny. Modest short lived head. Very nice lacing that was still clinging when glass was empty. Aroma was of hops/ mild pine. Tasted of HOPs, mild pine and some sticky mild malt. Iím just not getting any citrus in this stuff and I luvs the grapefruit kick. Good medium body. Very smooth. Smoother than the SNPA. decent outing. $4.99 24 oz bomber.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Tap. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Smell is floral hops, a bit of malt and yeast thrown in as well. Flavor is all hops, with a bitter aftertaste. It seems like every beer from these guys tastes the same. Decent, not great. BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
From bottle : Pours a very good looking dark amber color with a half finger of white foamy head that dies quickly, but leaves good looking lacing and a nice foam ring. A fresh floral hop smell with some subtle malt notes. Flavor is sharp hops, thats really about it. Bitter on the palate but not overwhelming. Not to bad. jhwarfield (125) - USA - OCT 26, 2007
on tap. Pours light brown with medium head. heavy on the hops. Not much dicernable flavor aside from the hops. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2007 bottle. Pours a rich copperish amber with striking clarity and a bit of a white head that settles to a thin head leaving nice lacing. Resinous nose. Bigger malt. This is like a big bad fresh SNPA. A little spicy. Perhaps the malt notes are less pronounced than in SN Celebration. The hops are much more forward. This is a different and better beer in terms of nose for it. The resin is huge, the floral nature comes secondary. A little spicy and herbal. In the mouth this is smooth and perhaps a little bit slick. Moderate carbonation. Sweeter rounder malt than expected, but the hops donít let up either. Big piney resinous hops, not at peak freshness, but damn close. A biting lingering hop bitterness. Sweet round malt. The alcohol hides, but seems to bring out the greener more herbal flavors in the hops. A tiny bit of diacetyl, but itís cut quickly by the hops in the finish. A little toasty too. I could see this replacing SNPA in my book, if it were only made year round. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Copper color with a big beige head. Piney hop aroma. Flavor of grapefruit and hops. Finish is pretty long and bitter.