TipsyMcStager (1114) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not much aroma, weak malt, salty. Pours a cloudy golden, carbonated with a thick white head. You wouldnít call this triple hopped in the american west-coast sense. Its almost layered, different hop profiles as you drink it. Dry and somewhat creamy palate. A beer that grows on you.
bhensonb (9093) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Johnís Marketplace. Pours pale orange with a very creamy 4-finger off-white head. Aromas of light fruit, mild caramel and floral hops. Medium body with near frothy carbonation. Flavor is floral and citric. Caramel is mild. Itís bitter, but not incredibly so. A very flavorful, very floral ale. Excellent.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with a permanent thin white foam. Funky wheat fruit salad and chewy earthy malt aroma. I have had a few Japanese beers lately and am getting used to their wheat-earth malt flavour base. This one is like a cleansed Belgian or airy American Pale Ale. Almost like these Japanese beers are in completely different style guidelines. Light gentle sweetness. Earthy malt and hop flavours.
allendodd (112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My pal Mike brought over this bottle and poured two glasses for us. First glass he poured raised 4 inches of dense head, so he very carefully poured the second - and that one raised about 3.5 inches of head. Kind of silly to have to wait 5 minutes for the head to go down so that you can taste your beer. Anyway, the nose is citrus and grass hops and a faint sweetness back. Taste is initially a nice hoppy dryness, but that is followed quickly by an odd plastic flavor to the hop part of the profile. first hints suggested that there would be some Belgianish flavors from the yeasts, but that just turned mostly into this plastic thing. Mouth feel is nice enough, smooth and slightly astringent on the finish, but there isnít enough malt here to balance this one, and there isnít significant complexity to the hops. How much diesel did it take to get this from Japan, to the store, to my house? Too bad.
douglas88 (4597) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle picked up in California shared by footbalm, thanks man! Pours a massive dangerously expanding mess of white foam with a cloudy apricot color. The aroma is nice sweet orange-like earthy hops, light lemons. The flavor is similarly dominated by fresh citrus and earthy and spicy hops. I can imagine that hop heads searching for extreme bitterness will dislike this, but it is really hoppy, just not bitter at all. Nice and very drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy deep orange-copper with a huge, creamy-rocky white head, complete retention, with good lacing. Aroma of stale plastic, heavy hop (perfume, citrus, pine, spruce), some bubble gum and soapy yeast with notes of pear and apricot near the end. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, bitter palate with a dry finish. The plastic aroma becomes a plastic and soap taste, like the hop bag melted on the hops and a bar of soap fell into the vat, with a biting hop bitterness overpowering any hope of tasting anything else. This one needs work.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botle. Good sweet mano oranges aroma. Copper body with creamy foam white head. Sweet and sugary flavor also in the mix some oranges. Refreshing brew good pale ale from overseas.
alexanderj (3082) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a golden amber color with a medium, frothy head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and floral/earth. Flavor was pretty poor and the mouthfeel was way too carbonated. A lot of earthiness, dry with a good amount of pine. Not a big fan of this one. Bland and unpleasant after taste. Wasted money on this one.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden amber/orange coor with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a MASSIVE 3 finger frothy, soapy off-white head with good retention that slowy fades into a lasting ring, leaving chunks of soapy lacing throughout.
Citrus and floral hops dominate the aroma with a dry resinous hop oil presence as well as some citrus fruit and pine. Subtle spice and earthiness as well. Hints of orange and lemon peel along with some grapefruit notes.
Very carbonated mouthfell with a very dry bitter piney hop preence up front that slowly fades when countered by the strong malt backbone. The citrus notes from the aroma are barely detectabe making this beer kin of one dimensional. Dry piney hops that slowly fade into a sweet dry finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2423) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milky honey colored pour produces an ivory meringue head that leaves significant lacing. Aroma is spice, tart citrus rind, and pine. Flavor has a certain twang to it...with caramel, honey, and green apple jolly ranchers. Light mouthfeel...hmmm.