gururyan (639) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crown Valley is an interesting one, given they seem to have many misses but a few bulls eyes. This one isn’t a double bull, but a double 18.
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of pine. Very good.
Nsanders (616) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep amber with a tall white foamy head. Malty, light caramel, tropical and light resinous hop. Flavor is quite sweet with a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Less bitter than the average IPA, quite tasty.
EtTuCthulhu (1207) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma of this beer is apparent immediately upon pouring out this beer, for the resin and floral hops hit you with a hint a dough yeast finishing up the nose. The appearance is a hazy orangeish golden color with a large white head, and the taste is mildly bitter and slightly sweet. The palate combines a medium body, average carbonation, slick texture, and a slightly bitter finish.
csaso (1533) - Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - big foamy head, dark clear gold color, tropical fruit hoppy aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, mild alcohol notes - not bad overall
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GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with adequate khaki colored head that hung around for awhile leaving some lacing. Aroma is mainly caramel malt with some feint alcohol. Taste follows and is initially sweet with some citrus bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. I don’t know what I paid for this but it was much cheaper than the other beers. Considering the price it was better than I expected but it is well below average for the style. Definitely not in the West Coast mold which I prefer.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a small white head. It smelled piney and grassy. Lots of sweetness, too. Taste is very sweet and malty. Strong toffee and some caramel flavors. Some piney bitterness, but not enough to balance out the sweetness. Medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout.
sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin tan head with fair retention and lace. Light copper colored brew. Nose of caramel malts and a little tea bag, not much else. Body is medium, little carbonation. Light citrus flavors, grainy malts, not much else. Lightly sweet finish, lil fruit. Done. Bottle from statelineliquors.
jrob21 (2755) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Dark hazy orange. Alcohol is well hidden here and this could sneak up on me. Thick wintry spruce and a touch of citrus in the aroma. Flavor is full bodied and smooth. The finish is a little rubbing alcohol and lots of pine.
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy medium orange body, thick puffy, pillowy cream head. Chewy, slick, oily sugared grapefruit and orange nose; floral. Hot, sharp body with citrus peel; sweet and kind of sickly with sugared bitter rind and prickly alcohol. Rough palate and too sugary once the alcohol wears off.