bytemesis (1484) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours light clear golden amber, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine resin, denim. Flavor is the same, light sweet, medium bitter.light body. Quite nice, actually.
jhgrantjr (301) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hop City. Pours golden, small white head. Immediate aroma of citrus, grapefruit, very floral. Taste is smooth, floral, lightly bitter. Bitter aftertaste. This is a good local beer overall.
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Nero55 (125) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Copper color with medium white head and nice lacing. Citrus and pine hop aroma. Medium body with resin and citrus hop flavor with a bit of a soapy finish.
coolpop (1202) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Draft in the taproom. Poured pale gold with a smallish off-white head. Aroma was orange, grapefruit, caramel, some pine. Flavor was lots of orange and grapefruit, almost sort of tang-like. Kind of murky and soapy. Some nice caramel, but it seemed to me that it needed either more malt backbone or a cleaner-tasting hop. Alcohol was hidden pretty well. Medium mouthfeel.
Had a version of this on draft yesterday at J Clyde -- Frax Max with "mystery fruit," which turned out to be apricot. I liked it a whole lot more than the plain version. The flavor was deeper and cleaner. The sweetness from the apricot worked well with the grapefruity, bitter hops. Iíd drink this regularly. In this version: Ar: 7; Ap: 3; T: 7; P: 4; O: 14 = 3.5.