arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery into a pint glass. Looks the way it should. Nice floral hop aroma. Soapy floral hops taste, a bit thin in feel, but a good bit of citric acid right before the mild malty finish with lingering hop acidity. The soapiness was pretty pervasive, and kept this from being a nicely delicate APA. Not as bitter as Sierra Nevada; could have compensated, but didn’t. Overall, pretty average beer. Enjoyable for a session back by the pool table.
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops, hops, hops. Pretty intense, but something’s missing. Can’t put my finger on it. Rybra spilled plenty of it.
drpimento (2481) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This is just great beer!! Poured with a nice frothy foamy head and some lace. Hazy amber color. Very hoppy aroma with some malt and caramel in there. I don’t pick up on the citrus; but, I do get a real dry chewiness. Great mouth. Satisfying with a clean pleasant finish. Superb session beer. Having a draught of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Angelic. Quite hoppy. Hops kind of seemed like chinook to me. Kinda of sprucy and rough. Body was a little thin.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Steve’s. Hazy amber body, white head with nice lacing. Nose is fruity hops, some spiciness, pineapple/banana juice & not quite enough toasted malt. Flavor is maltier than the nose suggests, dry toffee/caramel notes, a hint of cocoa. The hops are there but kind of wishy-washy. The bitterness is almost soapy as it lingers.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with smallish white head. Good retention all the way down. As expected, plenty of cascade hops in the nose--but not much else. First taste is all hops, followed by more hops. Not much going on underneath the hops, sorry to say. Kind of watery. I was hoping for more depth, I guess.
jbuzz (770) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I found this a little harsh. I still enjoyed the hoppyness and the grapruit citrus hit.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can’t believe I had not rated this yet as this has been one of my go to beers since I moved here. Bottle. Pours hazy amber, thin off white head. Soapy and sweet citrus aroma, more like mango than grapefruit. Good balance in the flavor, nice citrus hop profile and nice caramel malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness, not over the top, but it is there. Nice, solid.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque amber, thin head. Floral, slightly soapy, herbal citrus hop aroma. Very hoppy with some plant like chlorophyll flavors. Nicely balanced bitterness. Good body. Long hoppy finish with a metallic note.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy gold with a one finger fluffy off white head. aroma is hops and toasted malt with soap and orange peel. has a medium body with descent lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger and more of a toasted malt comes out a bit more. there is also some nice pine in the aftertaste and the pine sticks to the tongue for a while. there is sediment floating around and has a somewhat creamy mouth-feel but also a bit flat on the palate. as it warms more of a toasted caramel malt comes out in the aroma and flavor. not bad.