willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20101012 12 oz bottle from State Line. I’m glad to see the Nelson hops used in a more basic beer where the citrus and bitterness can really be explored. I guess this would normally be the part where I discussed that exploration, but that’s just not happening today. Nice and tidy without the typical Anchor yeast profile. The body is lighter and carbonation is ample and aggressive, and I was actually to see that it was nearly six percent. Tangerine fruitiness lingers. Nice beer.
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Poured a darkish gold colour with a medium sized, lingering white head. Nose was pleasantly hoppy with some nice pineapple notes. Very tidy balance to the flavour which had further citrus notes and mingled an unobtrusive level of resinous herby hop bitterness with some solid sweet malts. Crisp and clean with a gently lingering bitter finish. Really drinkable stuff.
Finhead (1223) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear golden pour with frothy, white head. It has a sweet, hoppy citrus aroma with touches of bready malt. The medium body is bittersweet up front with a somewhat creamy texture. The finish slowly rises to a highly bitter level, more like an IPA.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light hoppy malty flavor with a quick finish.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours hazy yellow with a small white head with good lacing. Nice citrus, grapefruit aroma. Nice fruity hoppy finish, cirtus and bitter balanced perfectly.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold color with a medium head. Grassy aroma with lemon and mango. Mild grassy flavor. Dry and slightly astringent.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale orange with a bit of yellow, nice head, clear. Aroma slightly earthy and a touch citric - reminds me of one of the Rogue brews made with Crystal hops if I remember correctly, the Brutal IPA. Flavor is earth, a touch of cat piss, and underripe apricot, rather fruity overall. The malt adds just enough sweetness to balance things out. Nice enough brew, but not spectacular.
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a sligjtly cloudy golden yellow body with a large frothy bright white head. Aroma of toast, fresh hops, juicy citrus rind. The flavor loses a lot of the juicy hops from the aroma and is far dryer then I was expecting. What is left is lots of grains, toast and some dry citrus rind. Solid but I was expecting more.
wxman (1478) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright deep golden with a full lasting white head. Aroma is floral hop spiciness. Smooth clean crisp taste like a lager, but with the malty sweetness of an ale. this is topped off with what I assume is dry hopping, giving it a pleasant but not too bitter hop bite that is both piney and citrusy. Very refreshing.
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 [9/28/10] Bottle at a friend’s place in Amsterdam. Clear golden with a small white head. Sweet malty, honey-ish, slightly grainy aroma with a bit of fruits and faint hops. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of bready notes, light caramel hints and a drier finish with a bit of floral hops. Medium-bodied.