russj117 (5) - Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2011 does not count
A - smells very clean and crisp
A - great golden color, nice lacing, pours a light head
T - crisp and flavorful, but not overly intense
P - sharp at first, then mellows with a lingering pleasant taste
O - a great IPA that’s full flavored, but not overly intense steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2011
When money is tight, Sierra Nevada is definitely my go to brewery. Almost as widely distributed as Sam Adams, but ultimately a big step up in overall quality. My rating is not really compared to other IPAs but more for the middle tier between macros and true microbreweries. Medium bodied and crisp. Floral hops in the aroma and taste. A true classic. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Pours amber with a big head. Notes of bready malt with light citrus that drives a deeper hops flavor with a very balanced malt driven back bone. Not the typical style that I like in an IPA but I REALLY dig this beer. bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 17, 2011
Reddish pour from bottle with a solid rocky head you can’t beat down with a stick. Mild hop aroma with some sweet malts. (I think the whole aroma is hidden under that solid head) Balanced mildly bitter taste. cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark orange appearance with a creamy, light tan head. Fairly piney/earthy hops and medium bitterness in the nose. Pretty malty body with a slight citrusness to the hops but they’re more earthy and hoppy with a bitter finish.
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2011
This IPA has a hoppy aroma and pours golden brown with a HUGE head. It has a bitter taste with a full body finish. OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
16-05-11 Bouteille: Orangée-cuivrée, limpide, légère effervescence, petit filet de mousse collant bien au verre. Au niveau des aromes: houblons frais, citrus, pins, agrumes. Asser bien balancée entre sucre, amertume (en premier plan) et malt (bonnes notes de céréales). Corps moyen, avec une texture mince, mais ronde en bouche. Carbonisation entre faible et moyenne. Finale asser amer et moyennement astrigente. Il est bon de la laisser réchauffer un peu question d’aténuer le houblon puissant et pour laisser les saveurs de fruits se disperser. fabiomarcio (21) - Sabaudia, ITALY - MAY 16, 2011
Bottiglia - Bar Malugà - Sabaudia (LT)
Sierra Nevada non delude mai, questa IPA si presenta limpida e con un bel color arancione fiammante.
al naso porta aromi speziati con note floreali e agrumate.
in bocca il suo amaro coinvolgente ti spinge a ordinarne subito un’altra. rinfrescante, ottima XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Pours a nice amber color with minimal head. Has a nice hop taste with a hint of fruit. madvike (3271) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle - Deep, clear amber with a fluffy off-white head. Light toasty malt mingles with tons of herbal hops on the nose. Nothing over-the-top about it, despite what the description would say, but I quite like it. The maltiness works here, and the hoppiness is even and pleasant. Much of the aroma is present in the taste, too--bready, lightly toasted malt, and herbal hops that transition into a bitter grassy, lightly boozy finish. It’s pretty simple and straightforward, and actually pretty refreshing. A little sharp on the finish for my tastes, and real slick and resiny in the mouth. Not bad, but also not quite what I was expecting.