Bartzilla (623) - 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. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2008 Draft at Flying Saucer (Nashville). 2006. Amber in the glass with a creamy white head that somewhat lasted and left big lacing. Big hoppy aroma. The flavor found spices and hops with a small kick of malts. Bitter throughout. Medium body, smooth, and very nice. 7-4-8-3-15; 2008 Bottle (12th Release Harvest Wet Hop) Poured orange with a creamy off-white head that has some lasting and good lacing. Great hoppy pine aroma with a malt background. The flavor find hops and caramel. Medium body with a moderate bitterness throughout. 8-4-7-4-16 shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Deep amber color with white fluffy head. Aroma is of bitter citruis hops. Flavor is of nice malts with bitter grassy hops. good mouthfeel for a pale ale. dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
on tap winking lizard canton, ohio. they ran out of what i wanted so i tried this, tasted great after an afternoon of macros watching the Browns stink up another one.
badgerben (5282) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
On tap at Blue Nile. Dark copper color with a large head. Odd aroma I really couldn’t place, but seemed to suggest mint. The taste was something I was not expecting at all: very vegetable-like, earthy, dusty and obviously hoppy. The fresh hops give it an incredibely different taste that’s a nice change of pace. The bitterness isn’t as high as with dried hops, but it’s a great flavor of leafy hops. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Nice looking beer, pouring an orange body with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel with pine and grapefruit. A full bodied brew, it’s a well balanced ale, the caramel backbone standing up nicely to the PNW hop bitterness, the latter lasting long into the finish. Very sessionable.jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2006
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UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 Pours very bright and clear - orange/copper with an off-white head. The aroma is pungent with leafy hops and sweet malts - like grapefruit and honey. The flavor starts spicey, hoppy, and fruity. In the middle enters a lot of hop bitterness. The finish is bitter, hoppy, and fruity with a hop after-taste. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, somewhat thick, and quite bubbly. Overall, very nice.
9/30/2009 - Re-rate with 13th Release. No change in numbers - sublime hoppy and malty aroma; rich, complex, malty flavor with somewhat dry finish and excellent evergreen, citrus, resiny hop flavors; delicious. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2006
on tap at Cruchy’s in East Lansing...wanted to mention it seemed a bit flat when i had this...copper body with medium head..aroma of piney hops exclusively...flavor is dominated by these hops, with just a touch of malts (could have added a touch more)... ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 Tap. Good overall but did not seem to have anything unique. I had this along with a few other seasonals which I thought were more unique than this particular offering.
Updated 7/29/08...from 3.7 to 3.9. 2008 bottled version. Very nice tasting beer.