GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:I try to smell something in this mega huge head..Grapefruit,tropical fruit hops...
Appearance:Clear orange,mega mega huge white head...
Flavor:Grapefruit,tropical fruit hops,smal caramel flavor.....
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whoa. Poured like a saison... 99% was head. The carbonation here is insane! Nearly clear golden body. Aroma is hoppy and dominated by citrus but also has hints of pine and grapefruit. Flavor is the same, there’s not much of a malt base here.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has an aroma of hops, rose and other floral fragrances. It is a cloudy gold with a good full sized off-white head. This medium bodied beer has a smooth character. The flavor is of hops and caramel. There is decent bitterness produced by this beer that continues to linger after swallowing.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Re-rating: I’m leaving the original below, but this time around, I sat down to a orange bodied beer with a little bit of head and aromas of citrus. Flavor is a bit thin on the malt... which makes the whole thing come off as a hops tea or something.
Aroma: lemon, grapefruit, pine, hops with a white grape sweetness. Nice amber color with minimal white head. Laces nicely. Heavy malt with a little soapy flavor. Dry, hops is not as heavy as expected. Very floral.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow orange color, white head. Citrusy aroma, some grapefruit. Nice light mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation. More grapefruit in the flavor, some other citrus notes, a little bready. Finish, mildly bitter, very dry.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Pours cloudy yellowish amber. Soft off-white head. Sloppy lacing. Aroma is mostly hops, some malt. Body medium-full, but a touch watery. Taste is bitterness overlaying mild maltiness and fruitiness. The finish is where the dry-hopping comes through. Hops stand out here - seem very fresh and have a nice fruitiness.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow with a white head that dissapates rather quickly. Aroma of biscuit and citrus (lemon zest). Light bodied, flavor of lemon zest, piney hops, some biscuit. Nothing overly impressive about this.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[tap @ Sunset Grill] Pours a cloudy yellow color. Aroma is mostly citrus other fruits. Very drinkable- I’d see this making a nice session. Nice, bitter finish.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours amber slightly cloudy with a big fluffy offwhite head. Aroma is slight grapefruit, apricot, and some grains. Flavor is grapefruit, apricot, some bread, grains. Finished bitter and dry. Palate is light with a fair amount of carbonation and a crisp dry finish.. Pretty enjoyable..
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. orange with a slight haze. Long-lasting foamy, white head. Light citrus aroma from the cascade hops. Was expecting a much hoppier presence that this one delivered. Some malt, light citris with a decent dry finish. A little better than middle of the road but not bad.