HonkeyBra (3706) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orangish pour with a thin white head that leaves all sorts of lacing. Smells hoppy, citrusy, and floral with some malt. Flavor is pretty bitter for a Pale ale, but pretty good nonetheless. It’s pretty close to an IPA. Great for hop heads.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Badbeer. Pours hazy amber with a thin, crisp white head. Smells nutty and slight citrusy hoppy with a some cereal malts in the background. Tastes nutty and citrusy hoppy, slight hop bitterness. Good malt presence as well. Medium body, good carbonation.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is orange, citrus, biscuit, and caramel malt. Some dankness is also present.
Head is long-lasting, slighly gauzy and foam rings around the glass.
Taste is crisp, slight sweetness, some biscuit, and citrus hops.
Nothing is overdone in this beer, but it is well-balanced and quaffable.
Finish is medium, in terms of not having a huge, overwhelming bitterness, but enough to know it is there and it is hoppy.
Some biscuit dries out the finish, but still finishes with some left over gravity.
igneous1 (1508) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got it at Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI. hazy, copper, excellent lacing, nose is a nice mixture of maltiness and citrus hops, very floral. flavor is initially slightly sweet quickly followed by a nice hoppiness....bit of earthiness to the hops in the finish. not bad at all.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle, pilsner glass. Pop the cap, and a wonderful blend of hop aromas presents itself even before I pour, strongly floral, citrusy, somewhat coniferous. Pours an apricot gold, hazy, with visibly suspended sediments. Moderate white head, leaves a nice lacing. Bitterness is present, but for most of each sip rounded out by sweet malts and even a little tartness. Comparisons to citrus, especially grapefruit and kumquat, are quite apt. Carbonation breaks over the tongue, with accompanying peppery sensations. Floral honey is also present. Only in the finish is bitterness the dominant lingering flavor, and here, it’s accompanied by a lingering warmth and something piercing and fresh, hints of pine and cardamom. Wow.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #233. Tasted 8/26/08. 12oz bottle. Hazy with a golden honey hue. Lacing white head. Hoppy aromas with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Sweet note. Medium bodied and bitter. Big palate. Pine and grapefruit hop characters. Mild effervescence. Bitter yet rounded palate. Solid with a hoppy finish. Gimme more!
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle courtesy of xmarcnolanx. Pours a hazy honey amber with a half finger of white head and decent lacing. Nose is light citrus hops for the most part with some caramel. Taste is caramel malt upfront, mild grapefruit and some pine in the finish that lingers for a bit. Medium mouth feel. Not bad – thanks Marc.
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright copper with a large frothy white head. The aroma has lots of delicious grapefruit, pine, floral and light tropical hops and some caramel malt int the background. Medium crisp body with some grainy feel and micro sharp carbonation. The flavor starts a bit thinner than expected with heavy hops on the spicy / piny side and very light malt. The finish is earthy and lightly peppery. Good IPA
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a while since I’ve tasted a beer so dank, and this a dank beer! It is so strongly hopped that after a few sips I felt as if I had somehow been transported into a land far away where the hopvines flow like milk and honey, and all the hopheads run freely picking fresh hops off the vines to add to their own homebrewed beers- adding as much as they want, to satisfy their hop fetish. It’s also not very often I rate a beer this high. But its overpowering floral and citrus hop flavors were incredible. A definite treat if you crave the bitters!
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A cloudy orange pour with a brief off white head. Tart citrus hop aroma. A classic APA flavor profile with lots of hop and a caramel malt in the background. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors. Perhaps some dry hopping effects. More bitter than most.