Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.
The color is a yellow gold with a small amount of haze and a finger of foamy white head with little lacing on the glass.
The smell is hoppy but not knock you over hoppy as a orange aroma comes out to greet you. Along with some hop aroma there is some sweet pilsner malts that has a bit of a biscuit aroma.
The taste is hoppy and gives a bit of bitterness with orange rind and earthy, leafy greens. There is a touch of tangerine, passion fruit and even some lemon-like flavor for a moment. The malts then steer into more biscuit flavor and some saltine flavor is there before bitterness is rained down over the back-end.
The feel of this beer is light and is quit drinkable. This is really smooth with ever the smallest bump in the road of bitterness. This makes a good early spring beer.
kryon (1805) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber liw white head
Aromas of tropical fruits, pine, lager like bready tones
Taste has caramel, resin, pine, tropical fruits
ansalon (1796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a low white head. Aromas of apricot, peach, rye bread, pine. Taste is apricot, peach, grapefruit, rye bread. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
donjrein (1) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel color, tight, full, creamy head, good carbonation, and absolutely wonderful citrus hoppy aroma. Smooth, not overpowering taste.
TET (2006) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy, golden beer, a head is blond and small. Aroma has lemon and other citrusfruits, some grain, fresh. Taste has citrusfruits, some other fruits, medium bitterness is slightly harsh. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Interesting and strongly citrusfruity.
jason (1713) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy orange body, looks like a work of art. Aroma is a sweet citrus note of fresh air. Flavor has a sweet citrus note with a malty finish. Very interesting.
BrownALEx (326) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, this lager is hoped like an ale. Nice robust hop flavor. Great lacing as it goes down. Will get again.
jrob21 (2858) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus from a recent trade. Nice caramel malt smooth body. Light and faint hops some grassy some herbal. Would like a little more here please.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Řlbaren. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, citrus, malt and caramel.
ClarkVV (4086) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottles and draft since debut, Boston area
Of the three main beers that came out initially (this, Red Tape and Smoke and Dagger), I like this one by far the least. The beer pours fine, well-carbonated, golden and bright with strong head retention. From the first sniff and sip, it’s clear that this beer is marketed to the aggressively bittered IPA crowd. Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy resin. Just tastes like a mouthfull of acid. Can barely choke down a pint of it at the bar when there isn’t much else. Thankfully, Jabby Brau is showing up most places as well.
kevd193213 (912) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of graham crackers, citrus and pine hops. Easy drinking with a crisp clean finish.