NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at state and lake. Pours a hazy gold with a frothy head on top. Nose is herbal and somewhat spicy. Citrus and grass with some pine herbal notes. Interesting. Some woody malt and grainy notes as well. On tasting, moderate bitterness with more of the citrus and sage notes. Again, wood and light sweetness. A really neat beer and well structured.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first impression of this beer is that it is way too much. Too much herbs, too sweet, to aggressive. The sweetness is berry(y), there is a lemongrass (like) and juniper character to the beer and it is all pretty strong. I wasn’t sure if I’d bee able to finish it. In the end, it was good. Tried with Matt and Nick at Old Town Social in Chicago in 2012.
DialSquare (3270) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Orange pour with thin off-white. Aroma is herbal and earthy. Tastes are burnt sugar, orange and a variety of spices. Strange.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Even though this is spiced, it is not too far off a regular IPA or APA. This is a cloudy orange beer w/ a white, foamy head. Its smell is vaguely spice and herbal and just a touch fruity. Nothing really jumps at me here, it just comes off as generallly hoppy. This is slightly sweet and malty w/ firm earthy, resinous bitterness. 5 Rabbit always do a pretty good job of using spices w/o ending up w/ some stupid beer that nobody really wants to drink and this is no exception. It’s not exactly knocking my socks off but I give them points for subtlety.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head. Aroma of grass and light citrus. Taste is light bitter. Grass and light orange citrus. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. Great summer beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2881) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tap House Grill, Westmont. Dark amber color with a thin but sturdy head. I smell a bit of fruit and think at once of the Nelson Sauvin hops I was introduced to recently. I now see the spice list in the description, but at the time, the only addition I could think of was maybe some lemongrass. A lingering bitter edge on the sides of my tongue. Sunny and complex hop and spice note. Some grassiness, some dried, bitter hops. Took me a while to finally notice the malt in the background: crisp like a lager, but still fully textured and sticky on the lips.
tmoreau (2830) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the annual CBS picnic, and self served to clear plastic with a fairly clear, orangy amber hue, a nice bubbles & cream head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was interestingly herbal and spicy,(I immediately picked up on the juniper and sage) with some light grain and straw notes. The flavor was similar, maybe not as striking, adding a moderate bitterness that was lingering, earthy, and incorporated peppery, and dry characteristics. Light to medium bodied and well carbonated, I applaud the unique blend of herbs & spices, and couldn’t have picked a better venue to display the beer. I agree with a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer label.
johnnnniee (2733) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by hopicide, thanks for the opportunity Todd!
Hazy golden color with a huge coriander and other spice aroma. Sweet malty with a spice edge to the flavor. Interesting beer, but a bit high on the spice scale for my tastes.
edgallow (2622) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and citrus. Taste is malts, sage, lemon and grass.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was expecting a little more hop to this one, considering the name. Pours a nice clear amber color. Spices really take the forefront here. Getting some savory ginger type notes. Some pepper two. A little metallic note as well. Tasty, just mis-named for me.