BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by Bhensonb. Pours a burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma is light apricot and finishes bitter sweet.
scarletfire65 (918) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright, clear, light golden. Large fluffy head. Pungent aroma of burnt orange, wheat, cereal, Fruity Pebbles, tropical fruit, cream. Light bodied, bursting with orange and lemon flavor, fresh mown grass, sage. Smooth wheat palate. The finish is very complex, the bitterness feels like it comes from orange pith as well as hops. The Sorachi Ace works perfectly with the wheat. This Excelsior series is very impressive!
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lemon aroma, not medicinal or chemical, but real lemon. Bright, floral hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice citrus finish. A soft palate with a good, and flavorful balance of hops with real citrus.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home with Jetson. Cloudy, peachy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Very cool grapefruity hoppy, rich mango, orange fruity, toasty malty aroma. Fucking awesome aroma thatís bordering on a 10. Huge citrusy (pineapple, mango, orange, tons of grapefruit), slightly earthy hoppy, somewhat bitter, sweet, toasty wheat malty flavor. Kind of tastes like a fresh hop IPA with additional citrus and wheat elements.
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. This is one of the prettiest beers Iíve seen in a while. Pours a totally cloudy apricot that has this beautiful warm glow when sunlight passes through the glass that seems to make the beer illuminate. Gorgeous. The head lasts until the very end and leaves a layer of foam with each sip all the way down. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with fresh citrusy hops along with some pine notes. The orange and lemon peel are more apparent in the flavor, along with some wheat grain. On the lighter side of medium bodied. Very nice beer.
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot in color, fluffy white head. Very citrusy nose. Hoppy, nice carbonation. Orange, coriander, lemon zest, grapefruit hops. Wheat notes are definitely present.
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by Mr and Mrs Gription79, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing, lots of floating particles
Aroma: Lemon peel and coriander
Taste: Citrus, lemon zest
Nice and refreshing. It got better the more it warmed up.
douglas88 (5837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to big-D. A strange beer, quite different. Pours a bright orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet zesty fresh hops. The flavor is dominated by sweet citrus and lemons, some light bitterness, very smooth despite a high ABV, a dry palate. Reminds me a bit of a grainy highly hopped pale ale. Nice.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GABF. Pours an attractive gold with a fluffy white head. THe nose is phenomenal, big citrus and tropical fruits that burst from the glass. Plenty of big hop aromatics and then a big blast of white bread comes through. On tasting, has a really similar and big hoppiness but there is a hit of onion as well from the hops. Not too distracting, but itís there. Big malt backbone. Really tasty beer, for sure.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour hazy golden orange huge off white head. Aroma citrus, pine, lemon zest, pepper, tangerine, you definitely get the citra and sorachi. Taste citrus, pine, pepper, lemon peel, tangerine, wheat, orange. MF medium body with fine good carb. Wow a show stopper in surprise this is an outstanding brew with huge bold flavor and a remarkable nose a A+ indeed.