slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle.Nose is sweet. Citrus, specifically tangerone, with notes of apricot, peaches, and musk. Brilliantly clear copper with thin white head. Strong bitterness but well-restrained, allowing fruit character to shine. Medium bodied with firm astringency. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Great IPA from SN. It’s between the more traditional IPA and DIPA styles. Overall, an enjoyable beer, even if not as hoppy and aromatic as expected. Note: I think this bottle was a couple months old, so it may have lost some aromatic qualities with time. bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 I prefer the Sierra Nevada standard Pale Ale, but this is quite good in itself. Definitely very bitter dry finish. Once again Sierra Nevada gets the perfect hop flavor. I will definitely have some more of this, very refreshing. paulys55 (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Picked this up while at the beach in NC. While I have enjoyed other Sierras such as the Pale Ale and Porter, this was my first time for this one and it caught me off guard. Was pleased with the bold hops and maltiness and just the right degree of bitterness for me. Would definitely try this one again. Onslow (1496) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Dark amber brew with an off white head that slowly thins. Ample lacing left as the glass is drained. Fine aroma of resin and citrus hops. Taste is the classic but fine balance of great maltiness offset by excellent hops bitter. Well balanced flavor that is not lack luster nor over the top. A superior IPA.
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Not sure anyone does hops like Sierra Nevada. This now gives them a hop-bomb that I can easily pick up at the grocery store when I can’t make it to the liquor store. Excellent hop aroma, the Magnum and Crystal just pound you senses. The taste is actually fairly balanced due to the higher alcohol and the great bittering from the Magnum hops. Great beer that I’ll keep in the fridge for a quick hop fix whenever I’m in need. Not the highest IBU beer out there (or the best IPA), but a great treat for a great price. icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Pours a light, somewhat cloudy, amber with a nice white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is a bit bready with some definite floral notes. Taste has definite malt sweetness giving way to a somewhat subdued bitter finish that lingers nicely. A slightly different AIPA, but a more than solid offering from Sierra Nevada. pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Pours a clear golden-amber color with a foamy white head that clings to the glass. Citrus and pine hops in the nose with caramel malt aroma and touch of tropical fruit as it warms. Light-medium body, slick on the tongue, just lightly carbonated with a long-lasting finish. A solid caramel malt backbone, assertive citrus hops bitterness, and a dry pine finish. Very well balanced and flavorful. A great choice. BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours copper with a decent white head. Aroma is pine and fresh grapefruit. Flavor is burnt pine throughout and quite bitter. Medium bodied and sticky. Overall...pretty darn good. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a massive 2-inch off-white colored head with great staying power. The color is orange-amber. The aroma is soapy and piney. Strong flavors of resinous hops, caramel, biscuit, subtle banana, and citrus with more piney hops and soapy yeast in the afterbite. Full body and high carbonation. Very satisfying.