Gription79 (2252) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Deep copper with an off-white head. The nose is full of citrus (orange) with a hint of toasty/caramel malts. Hops show forward with a pine/ resin and citrus finish. Malts come through as afterthoughts to the hops. The malt flavor profile, as with the nose, is caramel with hints of toasty goodness. Bitterness is restrained. Although this is a decent beer, it felt somewhat "lacking." Not sure what is missing, but it will not be picking up frequent drinker miles with me.
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Medium to strong hopiness with a black licorice-spice note. Gold in color. A nice moderate hopiness through the flavor with a very light body and slight spiced finish.
Also on nitro (at the Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest ’13).
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours and orange color with a white head. The aroma is bready malt with some orange citrus, grassy and earthy hops. The flavor is bready and toffee malt with some grassy and citrus hops to balance out the flavor. Low bitterness. The beer is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2010, Idaho Falls, ID. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter pine flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
doubelknv3 (979) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild grass, mild caramel malt, spice, and citrus aroma. Red copper with off-white head...nice lacing. Citrus, grass, and spice flavours. Balanced with medium bitter finish.
daleharshman (903) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($1.79). Pours a golden amber with one finger of off-white foam. Aroma is a bit weak but consists of some citrusy, grassy, and earthy/dank hops. Flavor also of citrusy hops well balanced with some nice honey sweet maltiness. As promised, this delivers a hop-forward flavor without much bitterness. Nice smooth finish. This is highly drinkable. (280, 336)
Atom (1338) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with and off-white head. Flavor is caramel, malty with piney resin. Medium bodied and balanced with nice solid malty body. Very nice Ipa.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells strongly of balanced hops. It is very hop smelling, but not too strong, you can’t quite tell what kind of hops as it is very nicely citrusy in the beginning but doesn’t have the bitterness at the end of the smell. Pours a very hazy orangy amber, nice fine head on pour, great lacing. You get a nice even malt feel in your mouth as the hops flavour builds. There really isn’t any hop bittering in this at all, it is a bit peculiar. Very nicely balanced though, very smooth even taste at the end of the palate. The hops fade out very cleanly.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber purchased at liquid solutions
Appearance: Fairly transparent body that is just a touch too orange to call full blown red. Lush 2 finger crown comprised of fine bubbles. Some retention and lacing.
Smell: Very nice subtle yet complex nose. Lots of herbal, minty, floral, and citrus hops creating a nice bouquet.
Taste: A bit less complex than the nose. Orange tangerine note that gives way to wet hopped goodness.
Mouthfeel: A bit thin for my liking and for the style.
Drinkability: Its thin, has a 6.40% abv, and doesn’t taste bitter so it gets high marks.
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy bronze-amber with a large, foamy, clingy, beige head that fades a little. Taste is of caramel, hops, malt, pine and citrus. Similar aroma. The body is a little thin and slightly watery. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable, but not great.