SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub; dark brown with thin tan head and minor lacing; nutty aromas of sweet malt and big fruity hop kick; smooth, soft texture and light bodied; decent overall and very sweet; candy malts with a big time bitter punch at the end; a little harsh, but tasty
anders37 (18656) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Belmont Station. Perfect appearance, an unfiltered dark amber with ample head. On the taste end, it’s missing that crisp, tingly hoppy bite you’d expect for a beer like this. It ends up somewhat flat even if flavorful.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on-tap, Bend Brewing - Had on both regular and Nitro tap - Looked great, deep amber hue with a big white head (on the nitro) - Sharp hop presence, very ’fresh hop’ essence, piney with moderate grapefruit. Rich caramel malt backbone - preferred the nitro, fuller mouthfeel and really softened the astringency of the hops.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bend pub. Pours amber with tan head. Decently hoppy and bitter. Malt sweetness and a little citrus, but seems watery with a smooth finish. Not bad at all.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR--Definitely looked like an amber ale with a small whitish head. Hoppy grapefruit and caramel hops nose. Very nice for the most part, but a little watery in the finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber color. Aroma is crystal malt, grapefruit, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness and sweetness. Decent amber.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours murky red/copper with a faint beige head. Flavor was hops driven, citrus with a pithy grapefruit finish. The beer tasted kinda murky also, not sure how to describe it, but green hops, yeast, sort of like a stirred up keg (maybe could be the case). None of this really came together well, not a bad beer by any means, but just mixed up a bit.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour was light golden with white fluffy head. Aroma of citrus and light fruit. Flavor was the same. Decent brew. May buy again.
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Brewpub: Rusty brown pour with a moderate beige head. Nose is mild and of malt, caramel, and has an overt sweetness. The taste is more malty, some rye, earth tones, and citrus. It was on nitro; very smooth. I think this may boost my feelings on this one.