JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap Pour....Huge notes of hops and citrus. It has a deep hop flavosr that does not overpower the palate but shows nicely through the final finish.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade: Nice deep orange pour topped by a lacing, off-white, consistent head. The nose is full of crisp hop leaves, hints of lychee, and fresh soft citruses. Bright and welcoming. Has a creamy texture and a nice pine-y flavor. Fresh soft citrus flavors go well with a grainy, almost earthy hop resins. Very chewy fresh hop character overall. The finish is resiny, bitter, mildly spicy and long. Whether this is classified as an APA or IPA, it’s a solid, fresh-hop-filled Ale.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC. Amber beer, white head. Very fresh spicy hop aroma. Goldings-esque, but also showing a bit more resin than I associate with that hop. Slightly woody character over light crystal malt and sweet breadiness. Warming really freshens the hops up, allowing soft peach and mango character come out as well as sharpening the previously mentioned spiciness. Long resiny bitterness. Nice IPA.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Cask at Brazen Head, Bklyn. Poured clear orange with a frothy white head. Thick stripes and sheets of lacing. Bright orange and floral hoppy aroma and a smooth, slightly leafy or grassy citrus and tea flavor. A bit of mildly astringent tea leaf hop bitterness on the finish.
Draught version (Bierkraft growler)--Light amber color with a mostly floral hop nose, almost comes across as rose bath water. Some light citrus notes. Light and clean malts cut by assertive but rounded leafy hops. Some spritzy grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Hits the spot. Worth adding a point to the first rating.
GregClow (3078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at House Of Brews, NYC. Bright red-amber colour. Aroma and flavour are big and balanced, with notes of honey, tea, grass and citrus. Soft, light body. Very easy drinking and pleasant.
Aurelius (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow western hop aroma. Impressive woody auburn. Pleasant bittering, baking powder biscuity. Orangey backend, proper carbonation and linger hops earn this a good palate rating. A solid brewpub PA. medium body, light sweetness.