jrob21 (2012) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from the total wine. Pours a dark cloudy yellow with a frothy white head and serious lacing. Really tasty bitterness like straight up without a ton of bother citrus getting in the way. Aroma has a little bit of lemon. Finish has some lemon citrus again and a nice sweetness. Tasty.
BennoBOK (1) - - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
spruce, bread, dough, clear, minimal head, pale, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
spjensen (60) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden brown pour with white head. Very pleasent beer. Not that heavy for a bitter. Will drink again.
snoworsummer (356) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can. Pours hazy amber. Tastes like floral hops. Slightly bitter. Medium body and medium carbonation. Smells like yeast, wheat, light hops.
NikkTwist (897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy orange amber. Thick foamy white head. Runny lace. Not much aroma. Very smooth taste. Slightly overhopped blonde ale. Fuller than expected body. Hops are well in order. Bit unusual to have such a perfect mix in an otherwise mild IPA. Hard to rate. Great as a hoppy blonde ale. Lacking as a deeper brew. Will still give it the benifit of the doubt and rate it higher.
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am truly stunned at the high ratings on this brew. To me it was just average. While there is a nice west coast hop aroma and bitter zing in the finish, I do not feel that the malt backbone is there to appropriately support it. It lacks a bit of body as well. That said, it is a very appropriate hot summer day quencher that leaves a pleasant nutty citrus aftertaste behind. Nothing here is offensive, but neither is it a standout.
jcnielsen (842) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Hoppy, earthy, grassy flavors. Drinkable, but a little lackluster.
steelhead3686 (185) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden with a medium to large white head. Heavy citrus aroma with hints of herbs, spruce and grass. The taste is somewhat bland, but it has a hint of sweetness. The real character in this beer is in the palate. It has a nice medium body with a creamy, soft texture and a somewhat sweet finish. This is a surprisingly good beer. There isn’t anything that jumps out (aside from the palate) about this beer, but it’s all around a good one.
Fatehunter (755) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The smell is amazing: rich caramel malt with a wonderful blend of citrus.
The taste has a moderate bitterness throughout with a backbone of malt, but the sweet never shows through.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
Its aroma blew me away, the taste was a backup player but it’s still a tasty drink with a low ABV.
Tstandiford (8) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel Malts on the nose, with subtle hints of resiny hops.
Taste has similar features, with he caramel malt up front with a hop finish. The bitterness dies down as you adjust, making it taste very sweet.
Overall, it's a solid beer that I am very happy with.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (1909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, pine, and citrus. Taste is citrus, caramel malt, pine, and florals. Well balanced. Enjoyable.