KyotoLefty (7430) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean medium gold color with a fine head. Sharp hop aroma: citrus, grass, metal. Very light on the malts. Flavor starts with light caramel and bready malts, then goes to grassy, metallic hops with strong citrus. Bitter through to the finish where there is also a lingering grainy character. Earthy malts work well with pepper hops. Light, crisp, refreshing and quite bitter. Good, original hopping, not extremely exciting, but good drinking.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe it was the bottle art, but I’m sure it was the honeyed malt and wonderful hop crispness that made me really love this beer. The flavor combination put my in mind of a more-effervescent Anderson Valley Pale Ale. Very, very nice.
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color with a large white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, lemon, hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy lemony hops, biscuit, malts, nicely balanced with a pleasant bitter crisp finish. I dig it.
Arayaga2 (1897) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow, with big, stable white head. Aroma is honey and lemon, and bit of grape. The Nelson Sauvins charm in the flavor, with a nice biscuity aftertaste, and light, grape in its wake. Vigorous carbonation cleans the palate. $2/12oz
MaBeer1972 (1430) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very tasty and drinkable deep golden hoppy brew! Light spicy fruit aromas and flavors. Good malt sweetness and nice hoppy balance. Not overly sticky or floral, more on the fruity hop side. Bittering finish. Not bad at all.
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized white head,lasting with good lace. Clear gold, light copper color. Nose is soft with notes of grass, light malts and faint vinous notes, light mustyness. Lightly medium body. good carbonation, crisp on the palate. Lightly sweety malt flavors, more vinlous notes, earthy and lightly citric. Dry finish with a gentle bite, woodsy, earthy. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
blipp (6836) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with an off white head. The aroma has toasty malts and floral hops. The flavor has floral and herbal hops, toasty malts, and a ligthly dry finish. Nice.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
Picked up a a sixer of this to enjoy while watching the Raiders vs Niners game (yeah, f’n Raiders lost) but this, along with the Atomic Buffalo Turds and deep fried green olives, were among the bright spots of the afternoon. Aroma had huge blast of grapefruit juice, which didn’t let up. Flavor had some more citrusy hop notes, the malts were pretty well an afterthought with just a kiss of caramel/bready sweetness. Super easy to drink and Anchor has made it easy to knock several back.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hoppy selection from Anchor! Liking the variety. Pours a cloudy yellow. Good fizz. Like an IPA with a lemon twist. Bitter aftertaste. Resiny, not rich, would have liked a bit more depth.
Maverick34 (2546) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from waterfront manhattan. Poured gold, tasted more of a blond ale to me. I liked it.