jmagnus87 (2900) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from granite city. From notes. Decent citrus and herbal hop notes with a solid caramel backbone.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a healthy copper gold, topped by a couple inches of frothy white foam - looking a bit like soap suds. Very good ’count the rings’ lacing. Nice citrus and earthy pine hops in the aroma, not overwhelming but strong enough to be enticing.
Nice flavors and a good balance between malty and hoppy, though between the two, the hops are bolder. Mild toffee, decent caramel malt, and juicy citrus hops up front. Drier malt with some earthy piney hopping in the finish. A mild orange-grapefruit citrus hop taste shows up in the aftertaste. Medium body, fantastic carbonation.