yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Peachy and crisp hoppy into a smooth fruity finish.
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit finish.
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting, London. Thanks Colin! Pours clear, yellow-gold with a frothy, white foam head. Ripe citrus nose, some grapefruit and melon. Medium sweet flavor with light, dry citrus rind, mild spice. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately piney to finish, lightly warming, with pale malts, mellow bread, a bit more citrus fruits. Good.
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting (from Belmont Station - Portland) 18/11/12.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head that dissipates to the edge.
Nose comprises light pine, touch of piss, grapefruit, bitter orange, hops.
Tastes of pine, malts, bitter tropical fruits, grapefruit, hops.
Medium bodied with soft fine carbonation, bitter finish.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with slight haze. No shock - lots of resiny hop notes and crystal malt as per the style archetype. Thankfully, the attenuation is respectable and the body thus leaner than many examples of the style. I prefer this (disagreeing with Jordan, apparently). The finish leans I think a little more to the malt, though it’s hardly a doppelbock. It’s just that the finish is only slightly hoppy but fairly chewy.
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, piney & resinous hops, butter and substantial caramel malt backing. Flavour is more subdued on the fruits, with more herbal / hempy hops, some pine and resin, with buttery malts. Beautifully balanced and finishes with herbally hops.
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma has lots of fruit, and a little pine/citrus. Full bodied. Instant hop burn beginning. Flavor is fruit, citrus, gets some caramel, then goes fairly earthy. And then resin/pine pops up. It’s quite fruity, has fair amount of caramel, and is bitter indeed, tho not bitingly so. Amazing good ale.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, light pine, and melon. Flavor of hops (earthiness, pine, tangerine) and caramel malt.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle-pours a big retaining off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is sweet pineapple/resin, some medium malt. Taste is sweet pineapple/resin hops bite, nice light/medium malt-caramel backbone. Slick mouth feel.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, melons, and some malts. Tastes of citrus, melons, caramel, and pines.