Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the Wet Hop Event at the Hayward Bistro. It pours a nice clear copper with pillowy tan head. It has nice lacing too. The aroma is malty with hints of roasted malts, biscuit malts and bread. Thereís also a crisp floral hops, spice hops and green hop wetness. The taste has the expected fresh hop bite that is spicy, floral and green. Then a thick caramelized maltiness jumps to the front of the flavor. This beer is actually kind of on the malty side instead of being hoppy.
RSRIZZO (1881) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at GABF on 10/11/07. Aroma is a nice hop scent. Color is a bright amber with low carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste comes in on a light/medium body with a mellow malt flavor and a nice hop flavor with low citric tones. It finishes clean and dry. This is a nice Pale Ale.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in CdA Idaho. Nothing really wrong with this, itís just a pretty bland, run of the mill, slightly boring brew. Not that I expected anything more. Light, bready, clean taste with just a touch of hops, which do nothing but compliment the heavy barley malted backbone. Drinkability is its best quality....this is a very clean crisp brew that could compliment the right occasion, however I usually prefer something bolder.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavenly aroma of fresh cut pine, squeezed grapefruit, and biscuits. Expected auburn pour with a short white head that quickly turns to an oily surface. Clean taste, as if there were a mountain stream that poured APA. Pine, oranges, grapefruit fill the mouth, but are subdued by the malty, bready back. A light, refreshing beer that should be released in the summer, but has to wait until the autumn harvest.
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid hoppy ale with a nice citrus and hop flavor. Not very strong but a decent addition.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Golden amber color with a medium sized foamy white head. Soft herbal and grassy hop aroma, some lemongrass. Buttery, slight caramel malt, juicy citrus. Herbal, slightly earthen hops with lingering butter. Mouthfeel is medium light.
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thick orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol, hops, pine needles, and spices. The flavor is sweet malty and dominated by hops and pine needles.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous amber color. Floral aroma. The flavor is mellow, but a touch skunky. Pretty smooth to drink.
bramblez (3) - USA - NOV 4, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful round characteristics, itís got a soft-yet-intense hoppiness you only recognize if youíve gnawed on the fresh stuff. The finish is muted, perhaps itís been in the bottle too long.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Notable for its sweet, ESB-y qualities, due to "wet hopping" I am told. Iíll certainly have again.