Ughsmash (6910) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured crystal-clear lighter orange with dense, easily-resuscitated whitish head. The aroma picked up fresh pine, spicy earth, grassy, and citrus hops over sweeter caramel malt and a touch of vanilla.. excellent balance to it. The flavor found similar.. mostly sweet caramel and a pinch of honey at the core.. fresh, green, tasty bitterness around (pine, citrus, and floral notes led).. finished bitter with some well-balanced sweetness. Excellent brew!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the From The Vine beer tasting on 11/12/2010: Pours an amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Floral hops and citrus aroma. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, floral hops and malt. The finish is earthy hops with a citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.
shrubber85 (6506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong pine, grapefruit peel hops, and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Very hoppy APA.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beerw ith a cream colored head. Light dusty and malt aroma with citrus. Pine and grapefruit aroma with citrus and a light green quality. Medium bodied. Earth and light dust linger with pine and grapefruit.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monk
Aroma soft, green hop notes. Easy going, pleasant and approachable. 7+
Appearance clear amber with plus sized white top. Sparse lace. Nice colour contrast. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Malty front with hint of caramel sugars. As in aroma clean hop character, smooth, none of harshness. Well brewed ale.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coper with a white head. Smells of earth, caramel, yeasty. Tastes of caramel, fresh malt, sweet. Not seeing the loyalty to this one.
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught.l White creamy and lasting head. Clear amber body. Powerful hops aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 1/19/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. High and creamy long lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Lovely barley malt aroma with heavy hops notes. Hops is of course dimnant with a pleasant, relatively sharp bitterness that stays a long fime. Low carboantion.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper color with tall off white head. The foam lasted to the last sip and left a nice lacing pattern along the side of the glass. Nice big grapefruit aroma covering up a small wedge of sweet malts. The flavorís hoppiness seems more subdued than what the big aroma has suggested. It starts off bitter and sweet with sweet and tart grapefruit and a slight sweet maltiness. Before midway the grapefruit bitterness enters. Midway and beyond a grassiness does join the part and adds to the growing grapefruit bitterness. Nice hoppy ale.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden pour topped by a 1cm white head. Spicy, grassy nose feeling rather mineral. Hiding malts just canít really get through that juicy orangey, apricot-like, limey hop fest. As a result, it feels quite thin and eventually astringent despite the mostly diplomatic bitterness. Rather creamy texture nevertheless, medium carbonation. Bah.. I donít know. Good execution, but itís quite limited to a homework of dry-hopping. Certainly well extracted aromas in that regard, but I just canít dig as much as the many competitors who follow a less direct approach.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanx to Alex. Orange colour with a white head. Grapefruit, hop aroma and a light sweet malty, Grapefruit, hop taste. Medium to full body with a light sweet dry finish.