jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A deep rich golden orange color with a nice foamy white head. I was impressed with the hop flavor and feel of this on the palate. It’s hard to believe this is only a 5% abv beer. For what this beer is (style and objectives), this is excellent.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Grapefruit, pineapple, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, lightly spicy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Grapefruit, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, floral, and lightly spicy hops, good smooth bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, orange and lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Fantastic hoppy APA. Great hop profile and bitterness from start to end with good balance.
Zymurgeist2 (1648) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive citrus aroma!! Tons of grapefruit and passion fruit! Explodes like Jimi Hendrix blasting open a set. Deep gold with fluffy white head. As clear as Tracy Chapman belting out a ballad. Flavor of overwhelming grapefruit and candi-like sweetness. Hop flavor lasts longer than the Tom Petty 7-day residence at The Fillmore in ’99. Bitterness is nicely restrained. Would welcome an encore performance with this beer!
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to dfroms. Pours a brilliantly clear orange. Larger off-white head. Very thick lacing. Nose at first is all Lipton iced lemon tea, sweet tea, opening up to white grape juice, something like red apple, something like custard. Taste is spicy, some melons, chalk, full bitterness, fresh cantaloupe. Palate is juicy, not too dense, no astringency. Good.