Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta. Pint glass. Pours a deep orange-amber with a pillow head. Good lacing. Strong aroma of cedar, citrus, pine and biscuit. The taste was not quite as strong cedar as the aroma. Pine and citrus hops came through. Nice spicy and floral finish. Slightly bitter. Good, but not as good as Humidor from Cigar City.
snoworsummer (2488) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Smells like cedar, bread, orange zest and pink grapefruit. Light body and low carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish. Tastes like cedar, bread and citrus.
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 21, 2014
Misc.: Best by April 2, 2015
Poured an orange, honey, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of off-white, rocky head. Small amount of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Some spotting lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)
Very nice nose. Got lots of hops - Citra, floral, Amarillo, Mosaic, Cascade and tropical. Also orange blossom, nectarine, Citra zest, caramel, light lemon grass and some peach. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted woody notes up front, followed by a bitter woody finish. Also Citra hops, floral hops, nickel, orange blossom, nectarine, orange rind, Amarillo hops, caramel, mango, peach and Citra zest. Wet Cascade hops late. (Taste - 3.88)
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.63)
This beer started out great with the nose and sight, and even the taste in the beginning, but didn’t hold strong the whole way. In fact, I dropped the taste and feel ratings as it went down. Still a good APA though. (Overall - 3.88)
3.95 87 B+
madchemist83 (83) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops, wood, caramel in the nose. Crystal clear copper with white head. Cedar compliments hops "pine" very nice. Balanced and drinkable. Nice brew.
monkeychugg55 (910) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant new penny copper with a frothy, beige head that leaves lots of thick lacing. The aroma has some nice mellow tropical fruit, a bit of spice, some toasty and caramel malts, and a subtle resiny character. The flavor goes from sweet and malty to sharp, dry, and somewhat bitter. The cedar is very mellow in terms of flavor contribution, but I think any more would overdo it on the mouthfeel/finish. The finish lingers for quite a while with reisiny woodiness.
drjay44 (2738) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. 6.0% ABV per the label. Pours a medium thick, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, cedar, tangerine, orange, light cereal, slight hints of toffee/caramel, balance to the hops.....taste is slightly sweet with floral notes to start, pine, resin, citrus, tropical fruits, light cereal notes, hints of cedar, becoming dry, finishing with a moderate bitterness, balance to the hops....mouth feel, light of medium body, minimal alcohol, moderate carbonation, with slight creaminess. This is a lovely, complex APA, with appropriate hop dominance, almost balanced back by the malts, and the slight intrigue of the wood. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean light copper pour, decent off white head. Nose is muted wood. Bitter. Middle is medium malt backbone, touch of soft leather. Finish is solid, lasting bitterness (more than the preceding performance would have suggested). Very balanced beer.
runaway (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, clear copper with thin white head. Aroma is juniper and cedar. Tastes peppery and citrus pithy with a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, active, thin.
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6097-20131214] Tap. Fresh woody peat and pine needles aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter orange peel zest flavour. Medium body. Great bitter bite. (7/4/8/4/14) 3.7
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)
ACHops (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Collins Pub. Pours hazy dark gilden with thin white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, oaky pale malt. Taste is likewise; clean medium pale malt, dry and oaky mid-palate, bitter fresh floral hops on the finish. Cedar, woody flavor throughout. Not one I’d seek out, honestly, but nice clean taste nonetheless.
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample shared with oakbluff. Dark gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pithy red grapefruit, cedar, and clean pale malt. A balanced attack in the mouth with burnt orange peel, grapefruit wet wood, and pale malts. Medium bodied with a solid amount of bitterness. An above average APA, with a nice contribution from the cedar.