mmmbeer (1419) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
From 24 oz. bottle- As soon as the bottle was opened, the aroma of hops and slightly of pepper came forth, very nice. Appearance- copper color with an off white head. Hits the mouth with hops from the start to finish, medium body, finish a bit earthy. Very drinkable on a cold day, bit of a warming affect. theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
24 oz. bottle from mreusch. Pour is orange amber, clear with a one inch off white head. Aroma of resin hops, malt and a touch of pine. Taste is big, resinous hops. Bitter from start to finish. Nice earthy / orange peel after taste. Pick up on some black pepper spice. Nice and complex beer. Cheers Matt! MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 24oz bottle. Pours a half-finger, off-white head which lingered throughout the drinking. Great lacing on the glass. Clear golden/copper color. Aroma was of hops, but did not pick up any citrus. Taste was of wet hops and a bit soapy. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Could not taste any citrus either. Some bitterness throughout and on the aftertaste. Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
This is what a "wet" hop ale should be. The nose is filled with hops, and is peppery. Pours a brilliant amber with nice white head, and great lacing. The flavor is crisp and balanced almost perfectly. A true hop lovers beer. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Great spicy hop aroma. Very intense and pleasing. Amber body with a tall fluffy cloud of a head that leaves gorgeous webs of lacing on my Sam Adams glass (perfect use for it!). Flavor is a nice balance of bitter hoppiness and sweet malt with a pleasant hop finish that isn’t overpoweringly bitter. Feels thin but satisfying.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Clear golden brown with a big frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit zest, pine needles and lemon grass. Light grassiness, restrained bitterness, but nice citrusy hop flavor. Clean crisp finish with a light woody hop bite. A very nice refreshing IPA. clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep copper color and very clean/clear with a decent white head that left substantial lacing. Very nice hop bitterness and flavor. I sense more malt in the aroma than hops, but plenty of hop presence overall. It has a solid malt core, but the hops balance nicely so that the malt isn’t overwhelming. This is the kind of beer that a hophead can enjoy in place of over-malty Octoberfests. This is one of the better brews from Sierra Nevada. Nephilium (1817) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Interesting grassy/citrus aroma. It pours a clear copper with about a finger and a half of craggy white head. Nice crisp hop flavor, with a long bitter finish. Nicely balanced. demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2007
24 oz bottle: Aroma is hop heavy with a nice floral and citrus aroma. Pours a copper/golden color with a large sized foamy white head that lingers. Taste has a pungent hop characteristic, bitter, woodsy, and a bit of citrus. Palate is lightly bitter, but short lived. Overall, Pretty good IPA. It’s got a nice big hop flavor and the aroma is really nice. It’s decent I would buy it again if I got the deal that I got, but not a stellar IPA just above average overall. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
22oz bomber. For a beer that claims to be a fresh hop ale I detect very little hops in the ale. The aroma is very malty, caramel malts with the faintest of hops aroma. The taste is heavy on the malts as well with very little hop bitterness to it. Disappointed in this ale, name was very deceiving to me.