tennisjoel (1164) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot pour with a sufficient white head. Scents of strong pine and citrus. Citrus flavor with a dry finish. Dry hops so I can see why some may not prefer this beer, but I find it to be quite good, refreshing, and somewhat unique. Another good effort from Boulevard, who’s quickly becoming a favorite of mine for their ability to do many styles well.
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (at Chriso).
Pale yellow, small white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Crisp carbonation. Fruity, mango-citrusy flavor. Hoppy and fruity. Quite nice, but simple.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity hops, some flowery notes, mild earthyness as well as grass. Flavour is quite much the same. Dull and boring.
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, refreshing, and drinkable. The hops lean towards bitter and slightly astringent. I’d dig more of that fresh hop flavor like the aroma has.
raphael (876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells a little saaz-y, with citrus and strong caramel. flavor leans toward the lemony, with toast and alittle vinegar, not quite harsh. crisp yellow color w/ moderate white head. thin in the mouht and dry on the tongue
ttoadee (630) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a good beer! The IBU count is integrated into the hay-like (it’s the wheat) malt character to point that if seems somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. Lots of deep hop character here, not just bitterness. This would be a great jumping off point for someone who was ready to try hoppier beers.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
huge foamy head, standard gold hue. aroma is of clean malts foremost suprisingly with subtle resin in the background. flavor is extremely clean and crisp, very well balanced. this makes for a stellar APA and a weak IPA. hops are extremely underwhelming. all the same, this is extremely sessionable and one i would buy often if available.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a dark yellow at top (almost orange) and fades into a light sunflower pedal yellow at the bottom. Very firm, frothy, white head, with beautiful (constant) carbonation.
I don’t get much aroma. Very musky...little hop character. I may let it warm a little before I rate it. (Edit: After warming, aroma is still the same)
Very light flavor. Lemon citrus flavor, with some buttery notes. The finish is bitter and dry, but refreshing all the same.
The body is full. Very drinkable.
hopdoge (26) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Clear; light copper color with medium, white frothy head - good lacing. Floral hop aroma. Light floral hop flavor with a bitter quality that seems unbalanced. Slick texture, moderate carbonation, average duration, bitter finish.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Medium white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, catty, some grapefruit, light dough. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light dough/bread. medium body, some chewiness.