riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Spicy grain rye notes on top of citrus and herbal hop notes. A little pepper too. Pours amber great clarity and head retention and lace. Great looking. Spicy rye caramel orange pith grapefruit pith herbal hops black pepper. Nice lingering dryness. Good drinker. Nice rye ipa! 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
To the unitiated Rye and the addition of it can seemingly lend an old sweatsock-like aroma to many drinks. Many a rye-ale out thereseem to carry said characteristic. SN however seems to pull through nicely on this account. Pours a very clear and almost effervescently clear golden amber. Head is thick and long lasting, inbetween tan and off-white. Citrusy hop aromas hit you first, old oranges, grapefruit pith, and slightly herbal. Flavor is strong and has a very similar profile to other beers in their lineup like celebration ale and Torpedo. Moderate caramel sweetness is balanced by a firm bittering that lingers into the finish. dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
A nice beer. A little disappointed that I bought a 12 pack of it. Aroma is grapefruit/ lime, citrus. Taste is not at all like the aroma. Strong presence of rye spice and bread, with tiny bits of hops. Palate is thin. Overall, this is a strange balance between winter and summer with a bit of umami for the cold weather and a bit of citrus for the warmer months. Strange but drinkable.
jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Clear, amber body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma more malty than hoppy with notes of caramel, toasted grain, sharp rye with hints of earthiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. The tastes are more hoppy than malty though they are subdued — leafy hops, grass, citrus with a strong finish of rye and lingering bitterness. And a bit of the signature Sierra Nevada Vitamin B flavor. Balanced. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Crisp, easy drinking.
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
5 feb 2012, bottle. Brown, clear, steady bubbles. Oddly enough it has a skunky lager aroma. Thin body and fizzy. Skunky lager and burnt chocolate. Not very good.
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blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Clear dark amber. High,loose head. Persistent lace. Nice, fresh aroma. Rye is evident, but does not give grainy taste. Smooth, full aftertaste. I could drink several of these. Rye is nice change of pace. Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
The aroma is strong with rye bread and a mildly skunky background. The head is thin and white, the body is copper. There is a peppery, rye bread taste that would go great with a hefty ham sandwich on rye bread. This is a niche beer, not for a session as the rye taste is quite strong. It is thick and oily on the palate with a predictable rye aftertaste. A very, very tasty and unique brew. decaturstevo (6257) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Copper pour with sticky white head and lace. Aroma is rye and resiny hops. Rye and a pretty hard bitter that just continues to grow. Medium bodied with good carbonation. On my first try with this beer I felt it was unbalanced tried it again and liked it better than before. Pretty good beer. JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Had this beer from a glass, light brown with decent lacing. Nice grassy hops taste. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #339. Nice dark amber/brown with a dirty white tan head that left a decent amount of lacing. Spicy, hoppy aroma, citrusy and zesty. Nice hoppy bite with a spicy background and all of that lingers on the tongue for a good while. Nice stuff. (2153)