Grovlam (4137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #11 Average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting. Good lacing. Clear sparkling body with an orange color. Aroma was light notes of pine, grapefruit, elder flower, caramel and licorice. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a light dry texture. Flavor was light to moderated bitter notes with god balancing sweetness. Dry finish.
Emil (6070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a big white head. Peach, pine hoppy aroma and taste, light sweet. Medium body with a light dry finish.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blind rating at sk8viking´s. Pours a clear golden. Smells of water and iron. Sweet with some dryness. Nice hoppiness. Medium bodied. Kind of gunsmokeish dry finish.
Ungstrup (26250) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Bottled. A hazy orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet and super hoppy combined with notes of grapefruit - the aroma a bit cloying. The flavor is sweet spicy - especially coriander, combined with strong notes of grapefruit. I find the body a bit on the thin side.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber pours a clear pumpkin orange body with a two finger offwhite head. Good retention with island chain lacing. Aroma is all hops-grapefruit, pine, and cut grass. Medium body and carbonation with a hops bite. Taste is dry and bitter, very hoppy. No hint of sweetness or malt presence. Nicely drinkable and a solid westcoast IPA, but a bit bitter for my preference.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, poured a copper hazy brown. Nice lacing and this beer was a bit dry but a good grapefruit taste. Nice hops.
waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. hazy copper with thick off white head. malty aroma with weak citrus and earthy hops. citrus is very strange in this beer and it trumps the caramel malts and piney hops. not so good.
Tmoney99 (8779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at CBC. Poured a copper color with an average white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Moderate hoppy citrus flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of average duration. Good brew.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 22oz bottle acquired in trade with awaisanen (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of pine, some citrus and all around fruity. Tastes of some citrus, very light pine, and had that same fruitiness to it. Lightly bitter. 7 3 6 4 13
Retasted on 9/20. I liked this one a lot better the 2nd time around. Real nice hops and nicely bitter.
FoolishMortal (981) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle. Golden orange color with a small white head. Mild pine and fruit-sweet hop aromatics. Heavy citrus metallic Cascade hop flavor dominates the flavor. Biscuity and buttery malt profile peers through an astringent resin. Lots of residual coarse bitterness in the finish, with a ruddy, slightly earthen aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a light medium, rather dry.