tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is very dry with hops and rice? Very unusual flavor but not too shabby.
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma. A little spice. Some alcohol at the finish. Sweet throughout.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a golden color with a slim white head. light fruit and citrus hop aroma... with layers of banana, grass, grape and orange. medium body with an earthy bitterness... lighter tropical fruit notes on the sides. smooth body overall with a nice bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Moderate earthy biscuit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced bittersweet flavor with an average bitter finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light golden pour with a foamy egg shell head. Head thins after a few minutes. Faint grain sweetness on the nose gives way to citrus hop oils. Very crisp and flavorful. Similar to the aroma the taste begins with smooth malt but then quickly bites with a long lasting bitterness. It’s even a little boosy which caught me by surprise considering how crisp it is. The alcohol warmth and big hop flavors boost the palate quite a bit. Overall a very nice beer and great on a hot day as well as a fall evening.
thornecb (5533) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Tight bright white head with excellent retention tophats before cratering leaving sheet lacing. Pine and spruce aromas. Sharp bitter pine resin upfront with some caramel malt in the middle before returning to the sharp tongue-stripping grapefruit in back.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours golden with a big off white head. Aroma is lemony, floral hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy hops, grass, and some light malty notes.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great off the pour, displaying a bright golden/copper color with a big chunky white head. The smell is quite mediocre. Lots of pale malt, verging on stale bread, a bit grassy with a pinch of lemon. The flavor is light tasting; pale malt, biscuit flavor carries well under a moderate amount of hops. There is lemony sweet fruit tartness to it, catching bits of melon as well. Anchor used a rare variety of hops from New Zealand called Nelson Sauvin, which are intended to produce a white wine fruitiness. On a pale ale scale of fruity sweet to piney bitter, this leans toward the fruit side. Without sounding like a salesman for a cheap mass produced lager, this beer is excellently crisp, clean, and refreshing. A session beer for sure, a solid well crafted beer, but nothing to brag about.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee, toast, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor shows the same with additional citrus and possible a strawberry. Overall body is moderate, lightly sweet, and finishes moderately bitter.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with a sudsy white head. Pale malt, grapefruit and yeasty esthers in the aroma. Flavor lends towards grapefruit bitterness, light bready notes and caramel malt. Not bad.