Darwenus (827) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dull copper color with a brief head that leaves no real lacing to speak of. The aroma is almost nonexistent. I just pick up on nothing, save maybe a faint implication of hops. The flavor is on the bitter side, thereís a slightly astringent hop character that leaves a little tingle of an aftertaste, but not much more. I wonít have this again.
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a nice one finger frothy off-white head that left some nice lacing. The nose has a really unique hop variety that I donít know that Iíve smelled before. It does have some similarities to Nelson Sauvin I think. The malt stays nicely in the background letting the hops take center stage. The flavor doesnít stack up quite as well as those other famous hops from NZ, but they are still unique and pretty tasty. Nice tropical fruit notes without a whole lot of bitterness. The malt is OK up front, but itís sweetness exerts itself a bit much on the back end. Medium bodied with nice soft pinpoint carbonation, the lingering finish is both positive and negative for me. Interesting beer, and some extra credit for seeking out an unusual hop variety and showcasing it.
jsquire (4096) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color with a foamy off white head. Juicy nose of orange juice and tropical fruits. Lots of hop flavored Jolly Rancher candy with orange juice, tropical fruit and apricot jelly on toasted English muffin. Syrupy texture. Long sweet hoppy goodness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-tan color with a large foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was earthy, woody and somewhat meaty. The flavor was bitter, earthy, meaty and bready with a bock like sour caramel presence. Long bitter sour caramel finish. Medium body. Not good.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus fruit and caramel on the nose. Orange-red with moderately retaining, white head. Bitter and somewhat sweet. Medium bodied, carbonation is moderate, and finishes with lingering, sweet, malt flavors. Very traditional and well balanced, but a little sweet.
jsmerig (1461) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy brown with minimal head. Aroma of tangy citrus drenched malt. Taste is nicely balanced up front with a long peppery finish. I could have a couple.
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bth122 (1451) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color with small head. Thanks blaw. Aroma of tropical and citrus fruit. Medium to medium-heavy bitter. Caramel notes and tropical fruits with pine. Bitter finish. Not bad.
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark orange, the head is small but sticky. The aroma is big and earthy, rich with a wet pine forest. This drinks with a viscous burn, full of a big malt body and a bit of acidic burn. Good stuff. (#4928, 1/20/2013)
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours orange with one finger of white head with solid retention. Aroma is citrus, caramel, pineapple. Taste is really strong pineapple, some citrus, caramel.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange in color with a white head. Sort of a rough aroma. Tons of soap, green apple, and alcohol. Some cider, grass, and a bit of sweet bread and toasted malt. The flavor is really no better. Soapy, boozy, and harsh. Lots of green apple skin, quite bitter, and quite grassy. Some sweet toasted bread and a little bit of citrus peel.