erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper colored. Aroma of peach, lime, dry spicy hops, and something pungent, slightly sour, yeasty, maybe cheese. Very intense inviting aroma. Taste is immediately anchored by toasty malts. Also grape, grapefruit, pine. Grapefruit finish with some lingering biscuit. Long long finish. Lively carbonation. Medium frothy and tingly body. Alcohol warming. Complex dry fruits continue in the finish. Toasted, red amberesque malts linger longer.
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally, a 12 oz. bottle of this stuff. Although, I am sad to see that they don’t have it in 22 oz. bottles anymore; at least, I don’t think they do. This is quite the pungent beer, considering that I can smell it from over a foot away. Thin and wispy head sit on-top of this wonderful brew. It has a transparent copper color. This beer has an insane resinous pine hop aroma. It’s quite pungent. Very little, if any, malt aroma makes it through. This beer has a nice and crisp texture. It has a lovely piny hop flavor. The hop flavor is not caustic, and it sits well on the taste buds and tongue. The texture is also very resinous. A straight-forward A.P.A. This is so good fresh that it’s insane. Very sessionable and delicious.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours reddish body with nice frothy off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, copper, some hay malt. Flavor is a big, almost juicy citrus blast tempered by a malt backbone, caramel, hay. Pretty balanced although it is hop focused. A nice APA, very enjoyable.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from the state wine store
Appearance: Clear golden/copper with a huge foamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus and floral with some sweet malts
Taste: Caramel malts, pine resin with some bitter grapefruit in the finish
A nice APA. It focused more on hops than malts, which is good for me.
Gription79 (2614) - 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 (2364) - 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 (5931) - 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 (19334) - 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 (1050) - 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 (975) - 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)