mcberko (4145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at The Burgundian Tavern, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous hops, and a rich caramel malt backbone. There are unfortunately a lot of sulfates in there though. Flavour is even more dominated by sulfates, making this seem unbalanced. The flavour is quite hoppy, with the rich resinous and citrusy hops, weirdly balanced by caramel malt, again, with weird sulfate notes throwing this off. Decent, but very flawed. Maybe a shit recipe or bad keg - I’m not sure.
LarryBeast (278) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Another bold Cascade, Centennial and Citra monster. Since there are so many out there, I can’t help but focus on this one’s shortcomings: it felt a bit thin and had a hollow, muddy earth taste I didn’t love.
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub, 6.3% ABV
Cloudy amber color. Very nice aroma, fruity. Lean mouthfeel, with good malt and toffee flavor; the hopping is bold but well blended, providing resins in the front, and some fruity presence. Long final.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Pine Box in Seattle, WA.
Pours a dark golden orange color with hazy tangerine hues and frothy 1.5 finger head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing.
Floral hop aroma with some grassy pine needle, sweet fruit and biscuity caramel malt. Soil like with pine and grass followed by orange peel and grapefruit. Underneath there is some bread and caramel malt.
Creamy medium body with a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the fruit and malt backbone into a faintly dry finish. Grassy pine flavor along with orange zest and a strong grapefruit presence. Malt backbone is strong with hints of caramel, biscuit and toffee. Usually don’t like this strong of a malt profile but it provides nice balance here. Pretty good and very easy to put down.
saxo (11503) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Nice head with good duration. Nice head with good durstion. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, fruits and malt. Long bitter finish.
trevor211 (1191) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy pour, medium orange. Citrus and a bit of caramel on the nose. Flavor brings in a bit more hop character, though I certainly still wouldn’t call it aggressive. Easy to drink. Not at all bad.
NachlamSie (2370) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint at Hopvine. Pours amber with not much head. Aroma is citrusy enough with some leafy notes and a bit of toffee for balance. Reasonable hop bite in the flavor, nothing out of the ordinary, but solid. Finish is of dry citrus, but a bit muddled. Decent.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of fresh oranges and caramel malt. Light to medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, malt and caramel. The finish is fruity with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent all around.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a somewhat hazy straw with a small, quickly dissipating head. Smell is mellow tropical fruit and a little bit of earthy hop smell. Taste is powerful floral up front, bit earthy in the middle and end. Very good and drinkable. Mild bitterness. Pretty good.
Beershine (5174) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at brewpub. Hazy unfiltered dark gold. Stable sudsy aerated head. Fruity aroma orchard fruit, honey peach and tangelo. Soft palate nice. Juicy body is nice and the lingering bitter finish is all about the orange peel and dandelion.