DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
18-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)
This is a very tasty, easy to drink beer. It pours hazy and copper-orange in color with an inch of tightly-knit, off-white head that settles to a thin layer, but holds its creamy presence for the entire session. The nose is malty, toasty, slightly caramely, and grassy, with toffee, yeasty fruitiness, and a touch of earth. The malty character is most prominent in the flavor, where it’s lightly sweet, caramely, and fairly toasty with a modest flavor of toffee. Gently bitter hops add a flavors of tea, grass, and hay, and it’s slightly fruity in flavor as well. Medium in weight and the medium carbonation is very smooth and creamy. Plenty of ice-crystal lacing adorns the glass. Overall, this beer is an Americanized version of a British beer. It is balanced, has no rough edges, and is pretty enjoyable.
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-10-13-
Served on tap in an imperial pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an orange amber colored brew with tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the body of the beer. Floating atop the beer was a one finger pure white and foamy head that faded rather fast. Once largely faded, there was a persistent film and a good deal of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet of a citrus smell with lots of tangerine and orange and a nice sweet tropical fruit and apricot smell as well. Mixed with these aromas is a little bit of a malty smell as well as some piney and floral aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and cracker taste mixed with a moderate dose of caramel sweetness. As the taste moves forward the sweeter taste profile changes becoming less caramel like, but more sweet fruit like with flavors of tangerine and pineapple dominating. Mixed with the bready flavors that are initially present is a light citrus hop taste of a grapefruit nature which creates a base for the brew. While the hop is light at first overall, toward the end it gets quite a bit more intense as the grapefruit is joined by other hop flavors of a floral and earthy nature. The transitions of the sweet flavors and the presence of the more potent earthy hop flavor that develops on the tongue at the finish, ends up leaving a moderately earthy bitter and smoother malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is, as would have been expected from the appearance, composed of tiny carbonation bubbles. Overall the medium bodied nature mixed with the moderate but peppery carbonation were nice for maintaining a more refreshing and easy drinking brew all the while still allowing all the nice hoppy flavors time to be fully appreciated by the tongue.
Overall – A rather tasty and smooth tasting brew with a very nice but still quite drinkable level of hop. Overall it is a rather balanced brew and a treat to drink.
Barreras (982) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber light orange color with a floral aroma. Taste is like spring with light malt, and grassy notes. A nature feel in the flavor along with the aftertaste. A slight bitterness that stays on the tongue after the drink. A refreshing beer that was easily drinkable and mildly hoppy.
TheJester (1883) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Skewed Brewing. Amber orange with a small white head. Malty, fruity aroma. Peaches and pears, maybe. The flavour is interesting. Less sweet than the nose. Booze near the end. Nice bitterness from start to finish.
Jaysbeers (69) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cobblestone Grill. A gorgeous creamy gold pour. Aroma is pretty neutral. Creamy in the mouth with low carbonation. Not very heavy hoppy bite, as it is muted by a light breadiness on the finish. As it warms, it finishes a little more sour.
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Danyel (771) - Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is very cat pee, musty. Taste is a bit astringent, bitter, piney, it’s okay.
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interestsing ipa. Hoppy and bitter with a strong alcohol finish. Pours light yellow with a cream head. Had at work of beer
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Maverick34 (2256) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from draught 55. Darkish amber. Not much head. Some malt and toffee and such. OK.
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro. Cloudy gold with a large off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bready malt, pale malt, grain, grass, caramel, and toffee. Finish is herbal and grassy.
pilgrimoutlaw (770) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours copper with white head. Nice lacing. Citrus, earth, melon, white grapes. Moderately bitter and sweet. Mostly smooth body with a little bit of carbonation. Starts out well, but gets a little meh by the time you reach the bottom of the pint glass.
Beergeek23322 (2272) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/19/2011. From bottle. Cloudy orange pour. Light hoppy aromas with malt, caramel and light fruit. Malty flavors with caramel and light hops on the finish.