SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden/orange in color the beer had a lot of "floaties" throughout but it was just purchased today and arrived a few days ago so had not had a chance to settle. The nose gives off scents of rock candy, citric hops and an herbal component. In the mouth it was medium-bodied with a rich mouthfeel and very good balance. It continues to show an herbal quality with bitter hops balanced by some sweet caramel malt. A very easy drinking beer this could be considered simple until you think about it and realize the herbal complexity.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 OZ BOTTLE via Myst Swap 3.0 (thanks iowaherkeye!. Man i love a GOOD wet-hopped beer and have been wanting to try this one forever. It pours a hazy amber with a large off-white head. Nose is a wonerful bouquet of floral and citrus hoppiness. Taste is everything i had hoped for and THEN SOME. Begins with some semi-sweet maltiness that is a touch biscuity, but stays down to allow the hops to shine through. And shine through they do...orange, pine, sweet grapefruit, spruce, pineapple, apricot and even hay. Damn this is great stuff. The body is light/medium, and the carbonation just right. This is a very well crafted beer that allows the fresh hops to really shine. I am beyond impressed!
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this as much as i enjoyed FFF BrooDoo,a fresh smooth hop taste with a large frothy head and a nice sweet to bitter finish and dry very enjoyable.CHEERS!
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange, minimal head, and a lot of lingering bubbles on the side of the glass in the beer. Huge sweet nose with lots of juicy hops, sugars, and fruit. The taste is more subtle than the aroma with sweet, spicy bitterness. The mouthfeel is too fizzy, like something between champagne and soda. Kinda sticky finish.
barleyPops (1137) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 shared a bottle, thanks. Pours a yellow gold with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy fruit with a bit of pine. Flavor is straight-forward with not much malt presence and plenty of hop flavor. Finishes a bit dry without any hop bitterness to speak of. A smooth and easy drinking brew.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz bottle received via trade with jah noth. Pours hazy light orange with an average, frothy, white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, cereal, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of plastic. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 In short: A very flavourful and refreshing Pale Ale with focus on orange/citrus.
How: 12oz bottle drank with a few weeks after receiving it from drewbeerme, thanks a lot Andrew.
The look: Cloudy blonde-orangey body with a very small white head
In long: A lot of orange and citrus on the nose. Taste is more of the same with lots of orange and citrus, some grapefruit, a little pine needles, a lick of vanilla. Surprisingly yeasty. Fluffy mouthfeel. The malt profile is rather shy flavourwise. Not much caramel or anything like that although the beer is still a little sweet. This is drinkable very in large quantities. How can anybody not like such a refreshing flavourful beer is like quantum mechanic and women reasoning, I just don’t understand it.
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with lots of bubbles and a large slowly-diminishing frothy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma , slightly sweet along with some citrus and sweet malt. Delicious citrus hops flavour with a hint of spices, alcohol’s totally hidden, so pleasant and easy to drink. Medium bodied. I could drink 6 of these in a row -- I love it
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of ucusty. pours a pale orange color with a rocky white head. the aroma is candy coated hops... earth, grapefruit, orange and pine hops mixed with light caramel. the flavor is pretty much the same with a dry citrusy/acidic finish. bitter citrus aftertaste. medium body and mouth feel. nice, but a bit sweet since a lot of the hoppiness is aromatic and not teeth numbing
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy very lighy gold with a fully lasting white head. The aroma has light notes of oranges, yeast and semi-sweet malt. The flavor has both sweet orange and citrus orange but both are light. Some semi-sweet malt. Dry finish with a light hop flavor and bitterness. Light body.