boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a lot of floaters. Has a citrus smell to it with some yeast as well. Has a hoppy citrus taste as well. Bit heavy on the hops if you ask me.
sepia5 (234) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really odd beer. Even after reading through the othersí reviews, Iím not sure any of the scents or flavors identified ring true with me, but itís really difficult to describe what we have here. It pours a really hazy orange with a slightly frothy white head. To describe the nose, I guess the best place to start is with a hoppy IPA or IIPA that has a floral, cat pissy nose. But, whether due to the bitterness of the citrus peel or the wheat and oats, those hints are blunted and there remains a sort of herbal, fermented smell. This concept for understanding the nose also works for the flavor. Start with a hoppy, somewhat piney IIPA and blunt that with a the wheat and citrus peel, which adds a bit of a bitter element. There is a bit of a subdued sweetness on the finish. Also, the alcohol is slightly apparent, but not too bad. Iím liking this more as I drink it, but it certainly is unique and takes some getting used to.
marcus (5888) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a sour apricot aroma. There is a slightly sour caramel malt aroma with a a dry bitter lemony finish that sticks to the palate. This is a very nice brew.
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Half Time. Pours hazy orange with a good white head. Aroma of lightly cooked, slightly sour aproicot. Med body. Itís fruity apricot with a nice smooth funk. Very nice long funky finish.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. hazed light orange with a white head. a big bad assed imperial ipa with some other shit throw in there for some reason. yee haw.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper with a white head.
A:huge citrus hop aroma, sweet malts creeping through
T:citrus up front-lemon,orange,tangerine, assertive bitterness-slightly out of balance, malts add a little sweetness but they are not overly complex
This is a great beer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (Batch#: E033!): Aroma of hops, citrus, orange, mango, light grass, tangerine, and slight wheat. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of medium and large-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, pine, resin, hops, citrus, orange, nectarine, light grass, oak, cedar, and wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hop, pine, wood, oak, resin, slight grass, citrus finish is dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured clear medium-golden with a well-proportioned sticky white head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma was bright and hoppy/citrusy, with orange peel and cloves leading.. sweet honey and bready backing.. deeper wheat down there too.. the Citra hops were dominant, but that wasnít by any means bad. The flavor opened with tart orange peel and pineapple, with red wheat and bready support not far behind.. tacky honey across the middle.. lots more tangy wheat, citrus zest, and some floral notes around.. finished tangy with an aspartame-like feel on citrus zest.. overall tasty, but it didnít work as well as the nose suggested. Medium-bodied and acidic on the palate.. near-refreshing, but there were a few too many sugars.. overall I enjoyed it quite a lot.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by murphym45 - clear copper pour. Aroma is huge; hop resins, oregano, pine needles, grapefruit, basil herbs. Sweet malts, fluffy foamy mouthfeel. Lots of hop bitterness, but not overwhelming. Some light astringency on the tongue. really tasty, smooth mouthfeel, pleasant finish.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: At the Foodery in Philly, 4/9/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly citrusy and herbal, with some floral and tropical notes
Appearance: It has a hazy golden pour with a large white head atop it
Flavor: The taste is like the nose with more of a yeast/dough characteristic to it
Palate: This one is fairly smooth with a medium body, an easy drinkability, and an average carbonation
This was a really solid offering. One that I really enjoyed and I am glad that I got to try. Good stuff for sure.