Gooney (374) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - Pours orange with a bubbly white head. A bit floral hoppy, but doesnít live up to the description. There must not be any other hoppy beers in Redwood County. I doubt there are any redwoods, either.
sherm1016 (888) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at the Marq VII. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, more pine than citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, pine hops, with a sharp, bitter finish. Just ok.
capncali (12) - USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, chocolate, roasty, earthy, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish,
rubbishystuff (1565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Pa for this one. Quite good. Nice level or hops, a bit on the pine side. Malt nicely balances. Serving: Bottle
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours copper and gold with a medium white head. Aroma is heavy citrus hops with a hint of biscuit and malt. Taste is citrus hops, malt, with a long lasting residual bitterness. Body and carbonation are medium. To GFF and those who are trying this beer in Iowa, Brau Brothers brews 5.0% ABV versions for Iowa distribution to comply with their distribution laws. Give it a try again if you are out of state.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Dark golden pour with a nice big white head and excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are malty and hoppy, very nicely balanced. Finish has a nice hoppy bite.
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma is heavy on caramel along with a touch of fruit and minimal hoppiness. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with some lighter fruit notes. The finish has some muted grapefruit notes. The hops are dull enough that I assume this probably isnít the freshest bottle. Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, not terrible...but not what I want in an APA. The hops are just too dull.
vikingguy (620) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden-orange color with medium foamy white head. Strong earthy, piney hops aroma. Hops definitely dominate the flavor but itís balanced nicely with some sweet and citrusy maltiness. Notes of orange, grapefruit, piney cascade hops, grassy floral hops, and some sweet cereal malts. Long hoppy finish. This is better than expected; much more complex and a fuller mouthfeel. Very good ale from Brau Bros.
CanIHave4Beers (2500) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy cow this is 7.7% abv? I guess this is the second night in a row of something absurdly strong for the style from Brau Brothers....
Pours a rust color with a small white head. The aroma is soapy at first but gives way to some toffee and toast-like maltiness. there is a good deal of citrus hops here as well along with some hairspray. The flavor is fruity with a nice toasty malt character. The beer is very hoppy, and as such very bitter. It retains more of a character of an APA as opposed to an IPA because of the noticeable malt character. The high level of bitterness works about as well in harmony with the malt flavor of this beer as I could imagine. There is a bit of astringency on the palate, I think if they could take care of that sensation this would be a lot easier to drink, but itís all right beer nonetheless.
tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A murky hazy redish orange, decent hop nose, quickly receding head.
Carmel malt sweetness, slightly astringent bitterness. Hop profile a bit muddled, overwhelms the pallet/malt after a few sips.
Not a bad beer, nothing spectular. This brewery could definitely be more. The malt profile to me scans more as an amber ale or more than an APA, but still a nice beer.