chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (dated Oct. 3, 2012) into a becker pint glass.
Pours a honey golden with rich amber hues with a fluffy one and half finger head. The smell of sweet pineapple and fresh grassy notes on the nose is very inviting. Opens with pineapple, flora, and grassy accents, joined by slight breadiness and malt with just the perfect level of sweetness to balance this brew midpalate. Finishes smooth with just a hint of grapefruit rind and pine sap and a slight bite. Medium bodied with a slick, oily, and slight soapy mouthfeel, perfect for a wet hop ale. I look forward to this brew every year. The drinkability of the brew is exceptional as the other characteristics of the brew are not overwhelmed by intense bitterness.
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and light grapefruity hops aroma. Light amber with a small ivory head. Bready caramel malt, vegetal, and light grassy hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
knickskicks (753) - - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber. Resin, hop oils in nose. Oily, resiny, light bodied, bittering hop finish.
jcartamdg (2023) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, not much of a hop presence. Taste is malty and peppery, not hoppy. This is fairly fresh and either the hops have faded quick or they were never there at all. Not great
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cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden amber color, aroma of citrus/pine hops, bread, slight caramel. same flavors, high bitterness for the style, good balance
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
medium body, copper-ish in color and slightly hazy; definitely taste the citrus, not as "grassy" as expected/advertised; this is a great beer when you want something in between a pale ale and an IPA in normal bitterness
jkwood04 (4035) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Just a good pale ale with a lot of hops.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. The head is thick and creamy the aroma is strong hop juice. The taste is citrus and very hoppy with a medium bitterness
jandd1983 (2605) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a deep amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was grassy, sweet, malty, some caramel, spice, pine and soap. The taste was similar to the aroma, very pleasant and awesome on the palate. It finished malty, grassy and a little bitter. Very good.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Barely there aroma with an attractive amber pour, smooth taste and balanced mouthfeel.
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