hayduke (3416) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a tap pour at the Bear Republic brewpub in Healdsburg, CA this came a cloudy copper color with small off-white head and light lacing. Aroma is of hops, mostly pine with some citrus and flowers, backed up by caramel malts. Good rich mouthfeel but not cloying. Flavor is bitter with hops dominating. Long bitter finish dominated by hops. A delight for a hop head like me.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this at hop devil. beer was fantastic and packed plenty of punch, would highly recommend this one
anders37 (17196) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub, Portland. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty very hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with grapefruit hints. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with a long hoppy bitter aftertaste.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn good beer lots of great hop aromas and flavors wish this were available in florida
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. Pours deep golden yellow to orange with a lacng white head. Mild spiced and fruit hoppy arma. Flavour is rather spiced and dense hops fruity. Strong bitterness coming up into the finish. Spiced and hoppy lasting flavours.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Buckeye Beer Engine: Pours a hazy copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, earthy notes, pine, and some sweet caramel in the background. Flavor, caramel, up front, earthy and piny hops, some citrus, biscuit and pale malt flavors, and the finish has a big pine and earthy hop kick, lots of bitterness. I loved it.
DocLock (8001) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours hazy coppery with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, mango, tangerine. Tastes assertively hoppy with caramel malt, tangerine, and honeydew notes. Hefty, complex palate. This one is outstanding.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 On tap at Brew Kettle. They just replaced the Racer 5 keg with Racer X and I was very happy because the X was a damn good, hoppy beer. The color is cloudy amber with a delicious hop aroma. The flavor is of hops, hops, with a little hops to finish it off. Nice balance.
pepsican (1448) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a growler. Amber pour with a medium sized off white head. Huge citrus hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruit, cantaloupe, orange, earth, oh yeah, and a bit of caramel malt. Finishes pretty bitter with a nice sweet lingering malt finish. This is very good. Unfortunately almost all of the growler leaked out on me and I only got about 8 ounces of this total.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Buckeye Beer Engine. This stuff is great. One of the best brews I’ve had in a long time. Muddy orange pour with a nice frothy head. The aroma was lots of caramel malt with the a perfect citrus scent. Great aroma. The mouthfeel is perfect in my opinion. Thick enough, but leaves you wanting to drink more and more. The taste is a fantastically balanced mix of sweet, caramel malt and a wonderful pine hop presence. Really flavorful and tasty stuff. If they bottled this I would buy it buy the truckload!