Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear Orange color with a sweet caramel malty aroma and pine-like hop characteristic. Slightly sweet with medium bitterness from the hops. Medium body and a bit oily with average carbonation. Finished bitter, but not too lingering. Not bad, but should be more malty maybe and overall bigger.
harrymel (820) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle date: code on label 110906061
A: light amber, single finger of white foam falls to etched surface. spotty lace. Excellent clarity.
S: smells of sweet malt and a little jasmine. Otherwise, nothing to speak of.
T: English malts, sweet candy tones, alcohol is veiled. Some back end bitterness.
M: medium bodied with hi carb. wet finish.
O: This is okay, wish it had a little hop bite to it, just a bit. Then I would be all over this beer.
Serving type: bottle
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel malt, orange peel, and hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Nice.
BrettTaylor (263) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a rich red-gold color with a light tan head. Aroma of pine, toffee, and caramel. Initially when it hits the palate it tastes almost sweet and syrupy and maybe a bit of berry/cherry, then the hops kick in and it’s bitter and resin. There is a touch of alcohol burn at the end. Finish is fairly long with hints of bitterness, but mostly hops. Head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a significant amount of lacing on the glass.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy brown with a frothy, vanilla coloured head.
Toasty caramel, bitter fruit aroma.
Taste is citrus, herbal bitter, ,alty.
Mild....with a long, steady bittering.
ESPh (12) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tapastre, really enjoyed this. Very smooth, nice hoppy finish. Buy it!
Ed5388 (1260) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a cloudy dark honey color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma is citrusy and grainy. Taste of grapefruit skins, caramel malt, citrus, hints of hay, and lots of piney bitterness.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy light amber with a sticky white head. An incredibly bland beer unfortunately. Lots of ethyl acetate in the aroma, with I guess some bready maltiness. Flavor has a strong sting of nail polish remover, plus some sweetness. Might be a hint of diacetyl in there as well. Not bad, just one-dimensional for me.
jflopsu (304) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy rust orange. Has a fruity with some pine and spices. Has a mix malt, citrus hops, and pine flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz. bottle to snifter. Pour is a hazy yellow-orange, thick lively white head. Nose is hop, slight citrus, piney, earthy. Interesting aroma, it’s a little heavier, more of a cold weather hop feel as opposed to bright and very floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, mostly bitter. Very well balanced for being a higher ABV. Finishes very sharp, lingering hop presence. I’m so used to having dark beers all winter long, this was a nice change of pace executed very well.
ajnepple (1117) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Dark orange and pretty clear with a white head. Bitter hops, citrus fruit, toasted malts, light caramel, earth, zest and spices. Fairly strong and bitter winter ale. Medium body with a dry lingering finish.