Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light amber. Slightly chewy, herbal aroma. Light body, not sticky. Minty, slightly herbal. Almost refreshing, even, and it’s been a long time since I said that about a beer from these guys. Good.
48FanInCali (514) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Citrus all over this along with some nice front and back end hop bite. Pretty well balanced.
eli723 (19) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious. Citrusy notes, crisp, clean finish, nicely balanced, smooth from the oats. A delicious beer.
AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - DEC 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Consumers Beverages in Buffalo. Pours a very light ambar colour with white foamy head, and some lace. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and citrus fruit, some malt and traces of spice. flavour is quit e hoppy, but not overpowering. Grapefruit dominates, with spice and malt lingering in the aftertaste.
jb (1821) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked it, but not sure what the fuss is about. Surely this is nothing special. Big nose of pine and mainly citrus, grapefruit in particular. Dark gold, some lacing. Resinous sharp taste is a tad hoppy, a tad of pine needle suckage and then your mouth feels dry from the hops.I like IPAs but how bout some subtleties as a secondary approach.
BREWMUSKCLES (2017) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
moderately pungent rye and citrus aroma with some turpentine and an Earthy funk. quenching mouthfeel with little fizzle of carbonation on the tip of my tongue. tastes like it smells even more pronouned. it is a light pale golden like a cream ale and pours like one. Perhaps a flowery funk of old flowers. appealing in it’s deviation from the norm. makes you want a good cigar.
cheap (3409) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. Smells like the body odor of your favorite girl after hard sex. Perhaps there is some floral hops perfume in the background. Looks like pale lager in appearance. First taste is super hoppy and on style. Yes big time roto tiller plowing down my throat leaving a bitter wake. There seems to be some co2 in the appearance but its certainly lacking in this soapy mouth coating oily palate. Yes, terribly on style. If you like IPA and haven’t had this monster that borders on IIPA territory, go for it and ignore my numerical slam. As stated however, for a lager lover, this beer literally sucks.....
keepersj12 (2275) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pine aroma from an amber pour with a small head. The flavor has a nice malt beginning which gives way to a big hop finish. Nice after taste lingers for a while. I’m not sure where the holiday aspect comes in but not to worry, a very good beer nonetheless.
swoopjones (4325) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Lighter copper pour, golden notes. Great big piney grapefruit aroma. Sticky hops abound. Flavor has a sharpe fresh piney bitterness, garden weediness (a good thing) . Nice big hop flavor, no qualms about this beer. Hops, hops hops
jgb9348 (4025) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super clear copper coloured body with an orange glow and a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of bright citrus and grapefruit hops, some alcohol, malt and a little spice. Medium-bodied; Very bright hops at first with a nice kick, showing tons of bitterness, some malt, but mostly a nice bright hop kick. Aftertaste shows a nice rounded flavour with the emphasis on the hops and a touch of malt and sugars. Overall, a nice beer with a ton of hoppiness and a bright glow. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 06-December-2011 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-December-2011.