WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Taster at the source. Pours HF yellow with a white head
Aroma soft, slight dank, slight citrus. Tastes sweet and fruity orange, tangerine. Mild grass bitter finish.
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong grass, pine, and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with nice citrus and pine with light dry bitterness. Very good.
salvaticas (398) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pour. Fresh cut grass and ocean on the nose. Pours a cloudy gold. Nice flavor and a good back end. Really nice
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harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky apricot orange with thick white foam that sticks around for quite some time. The nose really opens as it warms - peach, mango, dank, some pineapple and resin. Nice nose - not too sweet, which is norm as of late. Flavor is bitter and grainy with plenty of nuances. Pine, grapefruit rinds, some lemon and grains. I’m surprised and refreshed at how bitter this is. Medium bodied and moderated carb. Nice beer, I’m betting this is a step higher up at the brewery fresh as possible. I think the peach and mango would be stronger and really make this one.
Serving type: growler
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Definitely bitterer than previous S&S I’ve had. $8 for the 8oz. pour at Positive Pie, the Montpelier location. From notes. To pint, it pours a darkish orange with a trim off-white ringed head barely a fingernail in length. Smells and tastes of beets, astringent hops, pineapple, candy cane sticks, beef bone marrow, peated malt, seaweed, and marsh rosemary dominate the forefront sensory. Heather, aloe, radishes, mint, tea leaves, and clay experienced by swallow. Really something here.
davey101 (647) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml growler into a HF wine glass. Huge thanks to Frank for this! Pours a super hazy golden amber body that almost hints towards being brown. Silky long lasting retention with a gorgeous layer of white foam. Looks perfect. S - Huge blast of citrus, pine, juicy tropical fruits, dank resin, and biscuits. Really nice aroma. T - Bitter grapefruit into mango and papaya juice. Ends with a biscuity cracker malt base and some pine and chalkiness. Mouth feel is creamy and rich with the abv becoming noticeable but not too deterring. O - A damn solid DIPA. Not as exciting as SS5 but this is just so well balanced and fresh tasting.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler @ Richard’s tasting. Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Fruity as hell. Peach, melon, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Big pine notes and a hint of pale malt. Flavor is juicy and fruity. Tons of mango, peach, pineapple, melon, grapefruit, and tangerine. Light bitterness, some pine, light malt, and dough.
jbeatty (1010) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 750ml growler, thanks to Mac, 09/22/2013. Pours cloudy orange, head swirls on the surface, sticky lacing left around the glass. Aroma is bright orange essence, juicy, light grapefruit and touch of pine, fresh hop character. Taste follows suit: tangerine and grapefruit juice, caramel with bitter finish. Medium body, soft and creamy, smooth. Super tasty, definitely top tier.
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from a swingtop bottle a bright orange-gold color with a medium foamy ivory white head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, grainy malt and mango. The finish is moderately bitter with a tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. Good beer all around.
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh growler. Grapefruit & juicy fruits like whoa. Citrus galore! Gorgeous pour, as always. Bitter on the back end without resinous linger. Plenty of malt backbone. Damn, this is fantastic.