Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle via trade with Acknud. Pours a mostly clear golden yellow with an enormous white head, tons of carbonation. Brew had kind of a sour citrus peel aroma. Brew was very lively on the palate.
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head of fine white bubbles. Orange and citrusy aroma with some lemon and straw. Very dry and pasty palate. Like taking a mouthful of chalk. Some more orange flavors and loads of bitterness. Herbal bitterness with a bit of peanut skins. Bitter and dry finish. An ok IPA.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. has a very sweet aroma of lemon and wheat. pours a golden yellow with a thick foamy white head. has a bit of a bitter taste with a warm, hoppy finish. refreshing.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
120z bottle thanks to TURDFERGESON. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Nose of pine and floral hops with sweet caramel. Taste is same as the nose - pine hops with sweet caramel backbone. Mouthfeel is harsh hoppy bitterness.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a small white head. The nose is citrus and honeysuckle with a nice sweetness in the back. Citrus follows through on the flavor with a nice bread dough. Finishes very crisp and clean with a refreshing hoppy bite.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Draught.Orange amber color with a thick off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus with an underlying malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is smoother and creamier than I would have expected. A little hoppy dryness up front ,and some sweet fruit notes. The flavor is extremely well balanced. Grapefruit and pine leads to some caramel sweetness. Fairly dry finish with little aftertaste. A nice pale ale.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid apa. pours out a nice golden color with a decent head. aroma is slightly hoppy with notes of grass and citrus. flavor is very much the same. this brew is really refreshing.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a big white head, decent retention. Nice lacing. Aromas are mainly citrus and hops. Flavors of citrus, hops, and a nice malt backbone. Palate is nice and smooth, easy drinker here.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 Bottle. Pours a hazy pale copper, with a big, rocky off-white head. Nose is citrusy, oranges with bit of grainy malt in there also. Hint of astringency. Taste pretty fantastic up front - sweet citrus melds with a dry, biscuity malt character and just a bit of resiny pine, before a really chalky, aspirin-like medicinal quality moves in. Not altogether unpleasant, but it does detract from an initially delicious beer. Palate is medium-light bodied, with a light but full carbonation. Not too crisp, really well done. Overall a pretty good beer - look and feel is spot on, nice aroma, but the big aspirin presence could use some work.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. Pour is cloudy yellow, golden, ornage with a nice thick 1 1/2 inch white head. Falls slowly revealing nice lacing. Aroma of fresh resin hops and grainy maltiness. A bit of citrus fruit sweetness in the background. Taste is bitterness of the resin and citrus initially, fading into watery graininess and a some astringency towards the end. This one started nice, but finish was a bit bland. This one had a nice drinkable palate, and certainly would be a good session choice. Thanks for this one Phil.