Quillaraymi (88) - USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma dulce mezclado con lupulos, preciosa corona al principio que se deshace poco a poco, el sabor ligeramente amargo que llena toda la boca que termina con un sabor acido-metalico al final. Muy rica!
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from 22oz. bottle into a pint glass, thanks to tayner for the trade (drank 2/8/08)
A: Nice golden orange color, pours very cloudy with a 2-finger frothy white head, which immediately begins to leave trickles of sticky lacing.
S: Hoppy! Smells so crisp and refreshing, with loads of orangey citrus scents coupled with notes of floral hops too. A light bready, biscuity malt backbone makes itself known too.
T/M: My initial thought was that this was possibly past its prime, as the flavors were the opposite of the aroma; the malts were right up front. But as I made my way through the bottle, the hops punched through and complemented the malts perfectly, dishing out ample juiciness. The beer isn’t as carbonated as I would like, but is very oily and slick, still feels really good in the mouth.
D: This beer was really easy to drink, if I could get it on the east coast, it’d be a regular purchase of mine.
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appeared an orange yellow tinge with decent clarity, head was white cloud that reduced to a thin topper quite fast. First thing that jumps out to me is how much of an IPA this smells and tastes like. Tons of citrus, with lemon, orange, and a bit of tropical pineapple or something else. Hops are intoxicating upon taste, as the citrus is very strong and makes you appreciate the hops more. Tiny bit of malt in background, but finishes with citrus bitterness that is very nice. Thin beer, very easy to drink, and very light on the palate. Very good beer, even if I don’t know which style it should fall into.
Ontape (82) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a sticky beige head. Aroma gives you malt sweetness plus a nice blast of the piney citrus you want from a fresh hop. Taste is a bit on the sweet side but showcases the hops quite well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a long finish. Very good for a 5.4% shelfie, at $10 a sixer I am quite pleased with this.
Brentv (82) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle a beautiful amber with an off-white head. The aroma is citrus and floral. Nice flavor, slight malty sweetness with a hoppiness that is very nice. This seems to be the little brother of the Hop Henge. Nice brew.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Copper color on the pour. The aroma is a very clean pine with some light citrus hints. Taste is actually a little lighter then I expected from the smell. Very mellow pine taste through out with that fresh hop bitterness at the end. Over all I would have to say a very above average drinkable beer. Good work.
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours mild hazy amber-clears up. very little head. Smell is caramel malts with some fruit esters. Taste is earthy and pine hops up front, malts and a touch of sweet fruit and grapefruit. Body is lite to medium, lite carbonation, decednt hop bite and dryness and mild alcohol warmth. Overall Hops are Up front, the malts and sweet esters are just just mildly present. If you like hops buy this!
erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey iced tea in the aroma is a little disconcerting. Taste follows. For all the good fresh grass hops, the honey is a detractor for my palate. A little syrupy in the mouth. Finish is neither dry nor waxy-sticky enough for what I look for in a fresh hop.
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.
epiphyte707 (65) - eureka, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pours dark orange healthy 2 fingers of head. Smells sweet, hay, strawberries, and wheat/biscuity. Tastes clean fresh malty, wheaty, with a very clean fresh subtle hop flavor.