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 (8397) - 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 (1500) - @ $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!
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazy amber. Aroma is sweet with alot of grapefruit. Taste is semi sweet with hints of tart and bitter fruit. Finish is smooth, but has alot of grapefruit. Not bad, like the Racer 5, just bigger.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hop Devil. Pours an amber copper body with a mostly white head. Aroma is sweet hoppy pine and some grapejuice. Flavor is good but the malt character offends the hops slightly. This is great but next to pliny which I compared it couldn’t stand up.
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker glass on draft at Capones in Norristown, PA. Pour is copper / amber with a nice off white head. Aroma of big hops (could smell them as they were setting the glass down). Lots of orange and grapefruit as well as pine resin hops. The taste has the same big hop taste, with the pine taking leads, and a really nice soft citrus (orange mostly) taste taking the middle through to the finish. Decently big malt backbone lends really nice balance and palate to this beer. The sweetness is really takes a nice edge of off the hop bitterness in this one. Insanely drinkable.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great surprise to see on draft @ Buckeye Beer Engine: Brew pours a lustrous orange/amber. You can smell this beer across the table! Aroma is deliciously intense fresh-squeezed citrus and grapefruit rind. Flavor is just as intense, with grapefruit, pine, and resins rounding out on the palate. Not too bitter, but full-flavored with an impressive finish.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler pours a hazy amber color with off white head. Aroma is amazing - citrus, pine, and hopfields in August come to mind. Mouthfeel is medium and is very well carbonated. Tastes like sweet grapefruit with hoppy resins sticking to every part of my mouth. This is a great brew.