mrmartin (630) - 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 (7117) - 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 (465) - 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.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice malty start from the aroma. Pours a clear amber with a small head. The flavor is malty sweet with bread and yeast and then gives way to a nice hop finish. Very nice lingering after taste.
JFGrind (1780) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Never heard of the hop variety before, however, it makes for a moderately hopped APA with drinkability. Citrus flavors from the hops made me think this beer would be a perfect session ale. Almost 6% alcohol may technically deny it as a session beer but a good Northern California beer none the less.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this from a bottle at gstoad’s gabFU party. Thanks to whomever brought it. This golden pour was very very dry with some hoppy flavor.
lamas (1284) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 08/11/10. Pours a clear copper with a thick light-tan head. A crisp and clean aroma that features some mild citrus, a bit of pine, and enough caramel maltiness to keep things from being too one-sided. Goes down thin to medium-bodied, crisp, and clean. Nothing surprising taste-wise. Caramel maltiness upfront with some bittering citrusy hoppiness towards the end. A touch of pepper here and there. A dry finish. Nicely done. Crisp, clean, and quite drinkable.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is earthy, floral hops, some caramel. The appearance is a clear yellow/amber, white head. The flavor is hop forward, earthy, floral, lemon, not much malt backbone. The finish is purely hop bittering, an unusual stripe of hops actually. Thin body, watery mouthfeel. Decent. The unusual hops make it stand out, otherwise it’s really run of the mill. Refreshing, though. Good for a hot summer day.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a dry hoppy beast that didnt go over for me too well. I liked it but i guess it wasnt what i was expectig or in the mood for. Tasted alot like the Green Rlash dry hop red.