DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Freetail bottle release. Aroma is sour, slightly floral and slightly sweet. Appearance is an absolutely gorgeous ruby red with a pinkish bubbly head and delicate lacing. Medium carbonation. Taste is sour and fruity with hints of rose, lavender, berries and grapes. Smooth and easy to drink. Absolutely does not taste like it’s 6.9% ABV so be careful! One of my Freetail favs for sure!
wedgie9 (2617) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Tasted on 1/27/13 from a capped 22oz bottle, big thanks to Curtis for sharing. Pours clear, bright pink with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is tart and funky with prickly pear, very interesting, with some dill American oak. The flavor is tart and funky citrus, a touch of sweetness from the prickly pear, and plenty of American oak with a hint of dill and coconut. The body is light with average carbonation and a long oaky and sour finish.
merc7186 (2904) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Tart Limes, Cactus, Mild Tart Cherry
Appearance: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Prickly Pear, Habaneros, Mild Cactus
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear pale amber. Aroma is sour acidy fruity lemony. Flavor a bit thin acidy sour tart lemon juice dill. Clean sour finish.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Poured a reddish/pinkish tinged and hazy amberish color with a small sized off white head. I’ll be the odd man out, just something about this one that wasn’t my taste ... it wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t a huge stand out to me. Must be the pickles I was getting as I really don’t like pickles.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like a pickle. Tastes like a pickle. Where’s my pork sandwich? Great beer! Clear color with no opacity!
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2. Had this fresh, and now ~9 months old. Surprisingly lost a bit of red hue since then. Hmmmm.
Fruity prickly pear dances like nobody's watching. Deliciously juicy, a little sour, watermelon galore! A tad reminiscent of of watermelon Jolly Ranchers.
Unique among Amercan sours. Wish I had more than one bottle left.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a cloudy ruby with medium frothy pink head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is sour fruit and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and oak with tart finish. A very impressive sour ale from Freetail.
Gription79 (2803) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, thanks to the Boise guys. Notes of celery, fruity, watermelon rind, vegetal, watermelon on the finish. Interesting, it has a nice personality.
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by the Boise guys
Appearance: Hazy pink with a small pink head, no lacing
Aroma: Tart, sweet fruit and watermelon
Taste: Tart fruit with a dry finish
Very nicely done.
douglas88 (8332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the 4/13 tasting. Pours an amazing color, pinkish hues with a small white head. A rich nose that really reminded me of a jolly rancher, probably watermelon. The flavor was so unique I don’t know much about cacti: sweet watermelon-like flavors, very juicy, loads of sweetness some oak. Damn nice.