bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and toasted bread. Flavor of malt, caramel, and fresh hops.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Lightly hazed amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, floral, caramel. Taste seems somewhat muted, medium sweet, orange, some lemon/grapefruit, caramel, light wood. Somewhat dry finish. Watery light-medium body.
Tmoney99 (12041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Dilly Deli. Deep amber with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with great lacing. Moderate smooth citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate balanced bittersweet flavor with a smooth bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle-pours a rich to rocky light tan head that laces and hazy amber/copper color. Aroma is citrus-grapefruit/tangerine, pine, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is citrus-grapefruit/tangerine, pine, some sweet herbal, secondary medium malt-caramel. Nothing outrageous and outside the box, just outrageous inside the box good. Very drinkable. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks to skourtis & piclee & bitterbill for trades with jwc215 and me.
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, short lived amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel, pine and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, and carmel with a lingering, pleasently bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer!
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
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: February 03, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark gold
Aroma: sweet fruity orange aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice hop flavor and a long bitter finish
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: portland brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 2.8
Score: ii+ to ii
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel, light floral hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a spare fizzy light brown head that is mostly diminishing and spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, cereal, toasted), heavy hops (flowers, spruce, orange), average yeast (cheese) and notes of pineapple and honey. Average flavor duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, mineral notes. Medium bodied, alcoholic textrure, lively carbonation and astringent.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of kenb. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. A bit like Pine-Sol unfortunately. The taste is red apples, candied citrus, candied cherries and a perfumey note. A bit watery... thin-medium bodied. I’m usually a fan of Deschutes beers and of fresh hop ales but this one just falls short.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Sweet flavour with hoppy, citric and piney notes. Bitter finish
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pour, big head...good resinous, citrus hop aroma, some caramel malt and a hint of spice. Flavor is juicy, hoppy, very refreshing. Good beer.