ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade with Jvittorio4187. Pour is pretty murky. light orange in color with a sizable white head that leaves nice lacing. Citrusy hops dominate the aroma along with some fruity notes (apricot). Very hop forward but amazingly not bitter. The hop aroma would suggest an IPA but the flavor and bitterness is very subdued. Very fruity with a dry maltiness. Dry finish with a pleasant bitterness. At this point I would assume this beer has been out for some time, it has held up quite well! Nice.
Bricktop86 (583) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of nectarine and citrus. Taste follows nose
LeRoytheAlien (30) - - DEC 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful yellow with a fluffy white head, generous aroma of piney dank hops, incredible lacing, flavors of citrus and hop oils, with a delicious bitter finish. Ungh...
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hoff dated 9/30/14. Aroma is awesome on this. As soon as I popped it, I could smell fresh lemons immediately. Very unique hops in this one. Taste is lemon zest, grapefruit and pear. Finishes crisp and bitter with nice malt backbone combo. Great seasonal.
tom10101 (3062) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Bottled on 09-30-2014, so 2½ months now.
Appearance: Clear deep golden with a small easy to revive white head and little lacing.
Aroma: Quite floral and piney with leafy hops, citrus zest and some minerality.
Taste: Pine/spruce presence with leafy hops, floral presence, light citrus and light bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. A tad oily mouthfeel. Piney finish.
Overall: Good Harvest Ale, but a top-50 IPA? Really? There’s probably some "Founders majoration points" here that works in a reverse way for me. Easy to drink, especially for the ABV. Tasty. Quite piney.
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. 12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Fresh hops, pine, herbs, light floral notes, citrus and tropical fruits. Medium plus bitterness with a juicy hop finish. Good!
thicksuds (437) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish I could get this in bulk, a hop bomb, crisp and clean, very smooth, piney, floral, citrus, well done
AndresTM (320) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is dominated by piney hops, with an orangey/grapefruity and vaguely floral edge. Some spices and malted grain also show up. The mouthfeel is medium, with medium viscosity and a slightly oily body. The taste is citrusy and piney bitter, with a fair share of fruity and spicy flavors. A vaguely malty (think the smell of a sack of fresh barley) flavor lingers, as well as some bitter notes. I’d drink this stuff again.
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours golden color with an egg white colored head. Aroma is intensely hoppy. With big grapefruit and resinous notes. Taste is extremely bitter. Delicously bitter. Excellent seasonal beer.
beerbastard (725) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. golden pale pour. Aromas of citrus and grass, oily hops. Up front fresh hop flavors of a mix of Grapefruits and oranges, followed by a nice balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Crisp and mild dry bitter finish. Excellent!
kermis (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, weedy hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.