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, it’s got a soft-yet-intense hoppiness you only recognize if you’ve gnawed on the fresh stuff. The finish is muted, perhaps it’s been in the bottle too long.
cathcacr (644) - 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. I’ll certainly have again.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, pours lightly hazy golden amber with a two finger white head, great lacing. Aroma of wet hops, grass, floral, pine and some caramel. Flavor is a bit lacking from the aroma, everything is present, just hiding behind a watery base - ho,hum. What starts strong just can’t seem to deliver when it comes to actually drinking this one...
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color with light head - very strong hop aroma that smells like hops on the vine - nice and smooth flavor with little bittering hops and mucho flavor/aroma hops - very strong grapefruit taste balances well with the malt - I expected this to be another of those overhopped monstrosities but it was very well balanced
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a medium head. Very fresh hop aroma with some floral/grass, tobacco, peas and some earthiness - a very impressive bouquet of hop smells. Flavor is smooth and delicious - tasty hop flavors that are super fresh and leafy/flowery. Nice malt backing. Good finish and very refreshing. As good as any wet hop APA out there.
marcus (7817) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The hops are very tasty and not too bitter, and there is a nice balancing malt presence.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft, Toronado Wet Hop Festival. These are all great beers. In comparison to a lot of the others, this one is very malty, heavier tasting.
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh green grassy flavor. Actually doesn’t taste too hoppy but that’s ok. Lemony flavor too. Wish I had more to say but I don’t. Don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not. I was a bit underwhelmed but then again I was comparing against Great Divide.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Yonkers65. Thanks Bruce, I have had this on my wants list for awhile. Pours a slightly hazy amber with some reddish hues and a white head. Great wet floral hop aroma. This smell like fresh leaf hops right off the vine. Initial flavor of caramel, citrus, and toasted grains, in which the overall combination is somewhat unique. Mid palate has a very soft bitterness combined with hints of tangerine. Bitterness is quite mild on the finish, which has some subtle accents of grapefruit and tea. Nice beer with an interesting harmony between the malt and hop profile. Not a hop bomb, but there is nothing wrong with that.