Hmm. I’m not sure where to go with this review but it’s going to be short – it was a good beer, for sure, but would I pay $20 for it again? No, definitely not. I love the concept of this beer (all home grown, organic, sustainable, yada yada yada) but is it worth a 200% price increase? No.
It was a nice looking beer with strong hops aroma but @PeteKuhn and I were certainly expecting more of a hoppy taste – so much so that we had a discussion as to whether this should be labeled as a “regular” ale or IPA.
My advice, pass on this beer. If you’re looking for an IPA, my favorites are Ithica’s Flower Power and Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA. If you’re looking for a sustainable beer, check out those made by Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing. And if you’re hell-bent on Sierra Nevada (they’re a great brewery after all) check out their Celebration Ale or Porter.