SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear gold with a somewhat creamy foam white head. Aroma has a nice crispness to it, nice hoppy pine with light notes of fruity esters. Flavor is very much the same as well with a nice light bitterness at the end and a light earthiness. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall I found this to be a very refreshing, thirst quenching solid brew.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 0z bottle. medium amber with a decent off white head. Light but satisfying, Full citrus hops and mild malt.
brianprentiss (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bought this on a whim bc I respect Anchor. It did not dissappoint, great offering. Very crisp, a little fruity and piney, very smooth. WTG.
BroSpud (1524) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Clean and crisp. Light and refreshing with tastes of citrus and pine.. 2/12 - Tasted this one again and found it severely lacking. Bumping down the rating a couple notches...
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Tylers in Carrboro. Pours a soft straw yellow with one finger of foamy white head. Nose is floral and citrusy with grapefruit flesh and some grassy hops. NIce balance of sweet caramelly malt and citrusy hops. Flavor shows spicy citrus rind and some bready malt and a mild level of diacetyl.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Quite a lovely, hoppy American pale ale. Nice grain elements alongside a prominent, bitter hops profile. Oddly, this comes across a bit more vivacious than Liberty Ale--their IPA. The nelson variety here add a lot of distinct, interesting spice. See also Alpine Beer Co. "Nelson" IPA for another sample of this unique variety.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with strong white head.
nose is malty and hint of honey?
starts semisweet and malty, goes to a yeasty and hoppy finsh
light mouthfeel, bitter finish.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a thick, white, foamy head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is earthy hops; I’m guessing there’s some summit in there (not my favorite). Flavor is hoppy and bitter, and finishes with a little breadiness. Overall it takes like a combe of a decent IPA with an Anchor Steam. Not amazing, but good.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL. Poured a clear light amber with a fluffy, ice cream float, rocky, off-white to yellow head with good lace. Aroma is gorgeous: not necessarily reminding me of dry hopped Nelson character but more citrus, fresh buttered biscuit with orange marmalade, pineapple, and jackfruit. Taste is suddy, soapy, bitter, lots of diacetyl that is a little high for APA. Citrus and lemon balance a buttery malt forward offering. Very nice session ale.
ttoadee (463) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange, similar to Liberty Ale/Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. Bright grapefruit hop nose, but the taste has more going on than the hops. Flavor is more more balanced than the nose, with a nice chewy malt center. I was impressed. Something recognizable, and yet new from Anchor.