weark (222) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschoff - Hazy pale yellow color, beautiful white head - aroma of tea leaf , grapefruit, malty - Flavor is grapefruit tea leaf - Medium/full body, fizzy carbonation, dry, high bitterness, tea bitter finish - good but nothing exceptional
diamondtin (4) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color, good fine foam. Pine smell, mix some grass freshness. Foretaste is not very hoppy, it has citrus hint, it’s sour sweet and bitter, those 3 tastes mix together. It has some smoke and hop bitterness at end. The hop is a very bitter hop, but not fruity, it gives mandarin like taste, give a dry feeling on mouth. This beer is not domain by the hop, so there’s reserved sugar balance the hop. This beer has a little caramel and banana ester at rear, not obvious. Not very impressed, yet not bad. It has good score on ratebeer, that’s why I buy it, seems not match my score. Found it’s bottle conditioned, so maybe I should wait months for a better taste? Haha, who knows.
joeneugs (2934) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma is strong with citrus leafy herbals and lime. The flavor has strong citrus bitterness with some lighter notes of caramel and bread. Intense citrus with a tad too much caramel malt. Good.
NBird (298) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks..dirty orange/tan, loads of sediment, med head.
Smells.. Caramel and sweet malts, some stone fruit and orange citrus
Tastes.. Caramel, banana wafer, toffee, sweet malts..booze soaked stone fruits and some citrus around in a long lasting bitter finish.
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at front door, Boise. Sharper, and smoother, version of their bottled edition. Cask conditioning adds smoothness and lots of citrus character. Hops still come through loud and clear, but have the edges rounded off. Very nicely done.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2013 Total Score: 4
nice and tart citrus and pine. Cloudy orange amber with thick robust creamy head lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of oranges and pine trees. Flavor is astringent citrus, pine, malt. Sharp but not overbearing.
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv fruchtig malzig herb. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, fruchtig, klasse!
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours an extremely cloudy amber color with a small white head. I can literally get no smell to this, which is sad. Taste is fairly bitter, but the taste is a little old, like the hops aren’t fresh. A little disappointing.
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, orange with golden hues. leafy hops, peanut shells & skins, orange marmalade. medium bodied. decent flavor, malty backbone. OK DIPA
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is lemon, pine and spruce. Quite nice.
The taste is a dry moderate bitterness with a good malt backup to balance it out nicely.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A big beer but very drinkable and tasty.
beertholomeus (549) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a light copper color with a thin white head. Hop, citrus, malt and caramel aroma. Hop, caramel, toffee citrus and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. So8ght bitter and biscuit mouthfeel. Astringent bitter finish.