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Review by younger35 on 11/07/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 2010
Picked up a sixer of this because every dude on The Beer Spot drinks the shit out of it and I’ve never had a bottle. Pretty reasonably priced too, just like most Sierra Nevada brewski’s. Drank from my Port Brewing pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a nice clear yellowish orange with a frothy one finger bright white head. A nice cap and collar is left along with loads of thick web like lacing.
Smell- Nice light hoppiness that smells pretty fresh but isn’t overly fruity or citrusy. It’s sort of earthy and piney with a definite Noble Hop like profile (even though it says whole American Hops on the label). The lightest touch of sweetness from the malts mixes with the hops and gives an almost floral like scent.
Taste- Starts with a light bitterness upfront that’s fairly earthy and grassy with just a touch of citrus. Definite notes of grapefruit and light pineapple that really linger. A touch of toasted malt adds a super light bit of sweetness to counteract. A bit of grapefruit and a touch of pine on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Pretty sharp carbonation and a surprisingly full bodied IPA.
Drinkability- Very drinkable beer and I’m assuming that’s why it’s such a hit. Not my favorite IPA by any means but it’s definitely tasty and goes down way too easy. Glad I tried; it definitely won’t be my last sixer.

Price: $9.99 Served In: Pint Glass