hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Golden pour with a small sized head. Floral hops, citrus, tropical fruits, pine, some earthiness and some rye. Nice and hoppy.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 11/10/2011. This brew pours a clear golden-orange color with a medium thin white head that recedes to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of zesty citrus, grassy hops and malt. The finish is hoppy with a piney and citrusy aftertaste. Sort of an answer to Celebration Ale, pretty good overall.
Borup (11049) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt, caramel and bitterness.
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a clear gold with just a hint of orange. The head is white and dissipates quickly with no lacing.
The scent is sweet with some melon and citrus.
The flavor is nice. It is fruity with melon and some tomato. The sweetness is there for balance and there is a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish with some grapefruit and pine.
It reminds me of Surly Abrasive. I don’t like the tomato summity flavor but other than that it is a good one.
Sammy (10896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hop aroma. Generous head. Above average mouthfeel. Good malt backing. Nicely drinkable IPA. Recent bottle from Premier Gourmet.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 25, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: clear gold, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, light peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet pine flavor enhanced by the crystal malt, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Four Points by Sheraton, Boston
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine and hop cones. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grape, orange and pine finish: Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft,
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at OHSO in Phoenix. Clear gold pour. White head. Up front hops, citrus, caramel aroma. Flavor has a nice citrus-bitter bite, some caramel and orange notes.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aromatic highlights are pineapple, pine and pink grapefruit. Full-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor tilts bitter, but not by much. Rindy, pithy hops nearly balanced by tea biscuit and toffee malts. Finishes fruity, piney and lightly bitter. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
adnielsen (10447) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Thanks Armin! Clear, orange appearance with an off white head. Dull grapefruity, earthy hoppy, dull bready aroma. Tangy, orange citrusy, bready, toasty flavor. Not bad but need to try one fresh.