Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled from shigadeyo at the Dilly Deli. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate smooth sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate bitter flavor with a smooth medium bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, some caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, light pineapple, bread. Light-medium body, quite drinkable. This is straightforward, but flavorful and well done -- fits squarely within the APA style. On some days there’s a decent chance I’d call it boring and give it around a 3.2, but for whatever reason, it works well tonight.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a light amber with thin white head. Citrus, grassy hops in the nose with the flavor following with some lemon. Light malty body. Nice.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 12oz. bottle. Gentle aroma of lemon, flowers and maple sugar combined with a light dosage of grassy, piney, spicy hops. Clear medium golden color with a slight, fading head. Predominantly dry, citric flavor, lightly bitter and very brief on the palate, fading quickly into hop spiciness with a dash of faint, grainy malts. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, body is fairly light. I never would have realized this was oak-aged by sampling it. Highly quaffable, ultimately. Cheers to Brian.
surf1284 (91) - USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a medium head. Doesn’t retain well. Strong citrusy flavors along with strong hops. Very refreshing beer.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of perfume and grapefruit. A little breadiness. Pours golden with big bubbles. Flavor is alot different than aroma. Very bready with medium bitterness. Easy drinking. Refreshing even. The aroma is quite a bit better than the taste, but the taste is by no means bad.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is an incredible fireworks of very clean piney,citrusy hop and bursts of caramel and toffee,theres a real unique crispness to it ,like a garden after a shower,very intoxicating, taste could not deliver all that, piney grassy hop ,with caramel malt trying to provide backing,but all eventually yield to the bittering hops,which dominate at the end. The body is light medium,making this an almost perfect session brew for hopheads
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear pale with a medium white head. The aroma is bread, honey and light pine. The flavor is pine, bread and slightly metalic. Medium/light body with sharp carbonation. Lame.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer, only had a taste. But I can tell you right now that is better than Sierra Nevada. Hopsy, yet smooth. I want to try this again, and will soon.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smotth ale, nice mid-golden color, recommended to all. Good balance of malts and hops.