brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Drakes. Amber in color with some white foam. There’s a lot of citrus going on here, but certainly a good dose of pine and resinous hops, too. Some mild sweetness of toasted grains and caramel malts. Plenty of bitterness on the finish, maybe some herbal qualities, and bread. Light pineapple and orange marmalade flavors. Maybe a touch sticky. Pretty decent, though.
marcus (8709) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours cloudy amber with a thin beige head and a pine aroma. I swear this beer tastes like a pine tree. There is a resinous malty flavor with some honey and bread. It’s medium-bodied with a light perfumy finish. Complex and interesting.
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine and caramel aroma with light grapefruit. Pine sap/resin flavor with light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Pine sap/resin lingers with light malt and light grapefruit.
bytemesis (6207) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours Clear amber, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, ever present herbs. Flavor is the same herbal, not sure what, Rosemary? --- AHHHHHH Juniper! Light bitter. Light body, refreshing.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Drakes. It pours a nice golden color with a white head. The aroma is surprisingly balanced with some noticeable foresty spruce and pine, but not overpowering the rest of the beer with some tropical fruit and light bready notes. The flavor is the same. Floral and woodsy, dry with some nice tropical notes and a soft, bready background. The body is lighter… kind of like an APA with not as much bitterness as I expected. I was a little worried when I heard the concept of this beer, but it turned out way better than I thought.
beertholomeus (1577) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber gold color with a white head. Citrus, pine, floral and spruce aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Citrus and pine finish.
oRos (1504) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours Copper/amber. Aroma is of pine.taste is pungent and pine sap. Nice hop bitterness.
bvc (1230) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at drakes. Clean clear dingy honey golden, thin but tight lasting head. Nose is hop forward, but a different hop profile...piney, herbs, spice, juniper, more pine needles and pale malt. Piney Christmas tree hops, light juniper, cracker malt with just enough caramel in there to add a faint sweetness. Solid.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Best of the Bay at Anchor & Hope. Thefullpint article was right on. This shit is LITERALLY made with branches of Christmas trees. Aroma and flavor is pine, evergreen, pine needles, and whatever hops make that work. Despite the obviousness of the process, it's pretty damn good. One of the best there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ rate beer best of the bay. Aroma is piney, spruce tips? Flavor is similar tastes like tree sap. Nice head and lacing