argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is hoppy -- floral and light citrus; sweet, with a bit of caramel. Taste is floral and light sweet, finishes with nice floral bitterness. Medium-full body.
Tmoney99 (11618) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Brew Works. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-offwhite-gold. A-pine, 2nd sweet lt malt. T-crisp pine/lemon hops with some bite, 2nd sweet lt malt-caramel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark gold, fine off white head,
sweet caramel malt aroma with light hops,
lots of bitter hop flavor backed up by a touch of sweet caramel malt, long bitter finish,
all about the bitter but still quite drinkable,
lots of lactic sourness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Gold pour. White head. Aroma of hops, stone fruit, citrus and malt. Flavor is a bit grainy with some hops and citrus. Ok, just average.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel malts. The taste is citrus hops and toasted malts. Thin-medium bodied, decent balance. Fairly straightforward.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling clear, dark golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Ink-blot lacing. Overripe apple and banana in the nose. Lesser notes of lemon rind, bubble gum and very light cinnamon. Tasty, but a bit thin and a little on the bitter side... pleasantly so. Also, some malty caramel and hoppy grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, dry finish.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with CMUBEERMAN (thanks!). Opened to a loud PSST and proceeded to pour almost all head. Settled into a medium and see through orange color. Softer aromas of caramel, citrus, and floral. Tastes start of with caramel giving way to citrus. Slightly lively body (I would have expected it to be over carbonated with the way it opened and poured, but it wasn’t).
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shinitribe’s bottle. More of a malty, with fruit beer. Middle mouthfeel, orange head. High carbonation. Goldings hops, but understated pale in what is the standard-bearer today. Not a bad one.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Light gold/amber color with a weak ivory head and very little lacing. Aroma of earthy malt and hops. Fairly light body, with a bland floral hops flavor and not much else. The finish is lightly bitter hops with a touch of citrus in the aftertaste. This brew doesn’t really have much going for it.