sallad (115) - USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a light but sudsy head. Fresh hop aroma jumps out -- citrusy, grassy, a touch of fruit, underlying toast and caramel from the malt. A bit earthy and of course quite floral flavors prevail, while thin malt doesn’t put up much fight. Moderate bitterness lingers through the finish.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice three finger head that dissipates to a rocky foam. Surprisingly little lace (leaving a ring after each sip). Neutral gold color with the slightest of haze.
Fresh blended hop/malt aroma--nice balance.
Starts with a refreshing malt flavor. This gives way to a hop bite that is more subtle than you ’d expect given the name. This is a balanced beer with some complexity. Very nice body with a moderate amount of carbonation. I note some of the alcohol warmth after the swallow.
A well-crafted beer that keeps my interest with every sip.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear copper amber with a frothy off white head.
S - Fresh citrus hops. Very clean. Honey bread, apricot, pineapple. Light spice.
T - Toasted honey bread laced with grapefruit citrus hops and layers of fruit. Fruit esters reminiscent of runts candy. Floral hops come out in the middle but the citrus finishes. Medium body. Aftertaste is clean grapefruit.
Don’t expect a crazy bitter hop bomb. Expect an extremely clean hop profile on top of a slightly sweet pale malt.
Serving type: bottle
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in 2009. Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain and spicey hops. taste is of grain and some must hops.
MadIndian (2713) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This one had some nice hoppy presence in the aroma and taste.
What stood out for me was the fresh floral aroma and fresh hop taste. It was a very crisp beer.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
good, recommended, piney, hoppy, floral, golden, amber, white head, smooth, clean and crisp body
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold, clear, good head. Aroma is sweet with distant pine smells. Taste is cereal malt with sappy fruit. Finish has a bit of bitterness, but not as prominent as most American Pale Ales.
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber) Courtesy of Cynthia and Kat. Thanks gals! Pours a large white foamy head and orange body. Very mild hoppiness though it’s 2.5 years old. no bite. Slight palate
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours an interesting murky orange with a light tan head, the head is really watery... light boring nose, weird pilsner skunk on the front with some sweet caramel on the finish, blah... the taste is out of now where sweet oranges but then the finish is really boring and bitter chalky hops, can’t tell this was wet hopped... not very good
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
Served in a tulip glass. Pours a moderate copper-amber color with a white head. Touch of lacing on the way down. The nose is citrus hops with a bit of a caramel backing. The taste is far too much caramel and bread, especially for a wet-hop beer. Those flavors overwhelm the citrus hops that are there. Feel is nice with a very mild bitterness. Drinks well enough, but I wouldn’t think that this is what they intended it to be, and I had this quite fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010
radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounces, session 33 bottling. Poured a dark amber color, medium sized head, recedes quickly. Aroma is caramel sweet malts. Flavor is malty, sweet caramel notes, herbal hop notes.