bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, and grass. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, grass, and orange.
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours light copper/amber with a slight white head. Light orange aroma. Near med body. Flavor has caramel, hints of orange and something that is either nutty or chocolate. I choose nutty. Develops a bit more orange in the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours brilliantly clear amber with a small, tight bubbled white head, clings to the sides and dissipates rather quickly leaving spotty lacing at best. Aroma is grain, meal, and toast malt with citrus notes of hops and peel, apricot esters. Flavor is malt sweet backbone with light hops and bitterness, orange peel, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour at the Phoenix Open. Sweet malts and a light orange note. Pretty sweet and very grain forward.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, dark orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Heavy metal, blood orange aroma. Bitter herbal, mild toasted caramel, blood orange flavors that are completely dominated by a massive amount of metallic notes. Certified drain pour. Earthquake High Gravity Lager 8.1% easily beats this out in a head to head matchup. Fuck you.
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Poor head retention. Big citrus aroma, some wheat and toasted notes. The taste is honey, wheat, grainy malts and a citrus finish. Mild earth. Medium bodied. Decent.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Capone’s and Collegeville Wegman’s. Pours clear copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, mild oragne zest, hops. Tastes of bready caramel malt, not much fruit in this, with backup hops and some late toffee. Decent, but not much going on in the nose or tongue.
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured clear, fiery orange with a short white head. The aroma picked up sweet oranges and tangy wheat over caramel notes.. ok, but not enticing. The flavor found orange peel, tart wheat, and light peppery notes over sweet caramel.. more carbonation and residual sugars on the finish. Light-bodied with fairly high carbonation on the palate.. very drinkable.
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Orange and caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Over-ripe orange and light caramel malt flavor. Bitter orange peel flavor. A bit better than expected.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of butter, orange juice, metal.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not much aroma, and what’s there is not healthy. Bland in the mouth. Drain pour.