Linc (737) - Sydney, - MAY 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fresh bottle of this is just great stuff. Some slight grassiness on the nose from the fresh hops, but that’s forgivable, ’cause there’s also a whole lot of fresh citrus hops coming through too. The hops are really nicely balanced in the mouth with a great grapefruit flavour and sweet malty flavour present in moderation. Eminently drinkable!
Davros (2119) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows soft citrus and pine along with rich caramel and sweet malt.
More sweet malt as a flavour, with a little spicy and piny hops behind.
snoworsummer (2727) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off white head. Tastes like sweet biscuit and toasted malt, resin, caramel, woody, and citrus hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like fresh hops, malty, citrusy.
Beerathon (1384) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pale ale. Golden orange with foamy, semi-creamy head. Citrus hops with offsetting malt backbone.
Muggus69 (1347) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel Brewed Oct 2014
Pours an attractive pale copper body with a good sized, dense rocky hit sitting atop.
Aroma is rather nice; leafy, resiny hops, bit of citrus rind, stonefruit & melon to it, nice underlying biscuity malt.
Palate is smooth, good weight, soft carbonation.
Good biscuity/toasty malt backbone plays host to a generous measure of woody, resiny, bitter citrus hops. Reasonably strong bitterness lingers on a lengthy finish.
Rather tasty, rather drinkable!
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12.28.14 best by.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 11.15.14.
A: Candied strawberry with a little green vegetable. Very juicy smelling.
A: 1/2 finger head. See through light amber body.
T: Strawberry and orange dominate. Green vegetable, slight pine, honey malt, and some funk are subtle.
P: It feels flat even though there are bubbles on the back end. It’s a bit watery also.
O: This was disappointingly too subtle for a fresh hop ale. It was a rare miss from Deschutes.
unclemike (2359) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.
deusax (455) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Copper color, with white head. Malt and fresh hops on the nose. Taste caramel malt and fresh grassy hops. Well balanced, and classic.
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
badwhale (387) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a cloudy copper / yellow with an off white head that laces well, but dissapates quickly. Decent nose of hops, and some malt. Flavors reflect the same. Good mouthfeel, and pretty nice.
Hop_Hedonist (288) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Muted aroma and flavour - expected more of both - harmoniously well balanced - very smooth on the tongue so good quaffing ale - just a bit boring.