onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brilliant golden with a thick rocky white head. Nose is floral and sweet with some caramel and earthy piney resin, with a touch of orange zest. Taste is a bit sweet at first, with a big caramel tone on the start, Turns to a very grassy and semi bitter hop flavor, with some floral resin and a bit of buckwheat or something like that. Ends smooth with a little bitterness and some orange rind and a bit of pine, and more of that caramel malt body.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Darkness Day. Aroma is weak hops, hard to get much. Flavor is caramel, grain and more weak hops. Ugh. Looks like a nice beer but is lacking. Might have been an old/stale bottle, no idea.
madmitch76 (13061) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th July 2013
hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Smooth malt, trace of cream. Light hops - pine with a touch of mint and quite bitter on the finish. Finishes smooth. A touch disjointed but quite drinkable. #644 hops in this one as well as Bravo.
TheodoreRuxpin (7) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 The caramel malt is really the star of the show here...if you like that sort of thing.
brigg (485) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Cloudy orange body, small white head. Aroma is sweet, honey, floral, fruit (strawberry, melon, light citrus). Medium body. Medium carbonation. Flavor of grass, citrus peel, moderate to strong bitterness, light sweetness. Flavor is flatter than aroma.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a warm copper/amber color with a pure white head/good retention. Aroma is hoppy with a note of citrus. The flavor is full but not heavy with plenty of body. Solid beer and I like the colabo idea - East meets West, but there really wasn’t anything outstanding here.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper body under a tall, long lasting, sticky off-white head.
Earthy hop aroma over a sweet malt base.
The flavor is not too sweet, not too hoppy with a dry finish.
O.K. but nothing special here.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter herbal hops greet the palate. Leafy and earthy, green and planty. Juicy melon and melon rind tastes burst onto the tongue. Bitterness builds but never quite becomes aggressive. Candied, bubblegum sweetness. Honeyed bread. Hops lend peppery and herbal spice toward the end, as does a slight kick of alcohol. Tropical esters come out more as the beer warms. Dry wheat on the finish with fading earthy and melon-like hop tastes.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malty, biscuit, citrus and earthy hops. Taste is a nice malt backbone balanced with the hops. A beer to settle the east coast-west coast feud. Nice lacing.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rehoboth brewpub. Pours a clear bright orange color with two inches of fluffy white head that last a long while. Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, caramel, and light alcohol. Taste follows the nose with fruity malts, sweet molasses, tropical fruits, light citrus hops, caramel malts. Nice and fruity, but not much hop bitterness. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation, with light alcohol presence.