bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, florals, orange marmalade, and caramel. Flavor of juicy orange, grapefruit, herbs, grass, florals, and caramel malt.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours amber/copper with a foamy 4 finger off-white head. Hop aroma is complex - I think there’s at least citrus, floral and grass. Med body. Flavor is sweetish caramel immediately submerged in a wave of hop. Mild hop burn in the mouth. I think the main flavors are floral and grass. Just so much going on it is hard to tell. Truly great ale. Once again Boulevard is at the top of the game.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus & earthy hops and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with tropical fruit notes. Flavor is average malt (straw, bread, toasted, caramel), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and tropical fruits. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine, light grapewfruit and light grassiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine, light grapefruit, light orange and light grassiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish amber color. Toasted malt, nuts and hop aroma. Flavor has a good hop note with caramel, nuts, and wheat bread.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle @ home. Ruby red appearance with a creamy 1.5 finger white head. Fairly strong, fresh, semi-floral hoppy aroma that’s quite appetizing. Sweet pale malty flavor with a floral hoppy taste. The hop flavor is done very well and it is accurate that the hop flavor is fresh, full, and tasty. What a great beer!
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Tran at Perry’s (in Dallas, TX). Bottle had a best before of June, 2011. Pours with a hazed copper body and a foamy off-white head. Aromas of pine, alcohol, grapefruit rind/zest, eucalyptus, esters, mealy grain and metal. Flavors are bready, malty, brown sugar in the finish. Dead/faded hops and some tea flavors. Okay, but it has already faded (as far as I can tell). Lively bubbles with a dry finish. Still pretty tasty.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a hint of celery.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Surprisingly ordinary, and even a tiny bit crude. Just not much going on, and lacking in nuance or intrigue. A tad vegetal/husky. Pretty disappointing.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, orange golden pour with little foam, aroma and flavors of sweet honey and pineapples, nice finish