« on: September 28, 2010, 09:26:56 AM »
I just had these brews on tap at a local fair/homebrew comp.
For the first time, I had brews (Estate and Tumbler) by Sierra Nevada Brewery that I really didn't care for, especially the Tumbler-zero complexity. A dud in my book.
I thought the Ranger IPA was decent, if not overwhelming.
Oddly enough, one of the breweries (I forget which one) had a keg of Smithwicks. It seemed a tad flat, but the flavor was still very balanced and thoroughly enjoyable to me. I'd like to take a crack at brewing a clone of that.
I like the Ranger IPA as well.