anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of grapefruit.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body topped by a medium, creamy beige head that diminishes but never leaves, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple/pine, some grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, caramel, some grapefruit. Medium body with lots of resin.
jcwattsrugger (10927) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet. Taste is citrus hops, sweet, faint medium malt. Good, but taste not quite up to aroma. OK carbonation/effervescence.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: hazy dark copper, wispy off white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with floral and earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet dark crystal flavor, lots of hop flavor with an astrengent bitterness,
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: huge fruity character in the hop aroma,
Overall: house buttery character adds to the sweetness, astrengency has faded to a great balancing floral and citrus character, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earth hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, deep amber ale with copper highlights. Small, frothy, beige head. Great retention. Fruity nose with a medley of mango, apricot, grapefruit pulp and a kiss of pine sap. Lots of grapefruit bitterness in the flavor. Full-bodied with an ultra-satiny mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Although the malt is heavy and impressive, the true backbone of this beer is the massive lupulin. Finishes bitter and grassy. Excellent, world class beer! No diacetyl in my bottle... not that it would bother me as I love butterscotch and butterd toast.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a darker copper color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, biscuit, pine, somewhat spicy and grapefruit. Tastes of oranges, caramel, with a spicy and somewhat grapefruit finish. Body a little on the thin side.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to jcwattsrugger. Deep amber with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is a little bit nutty and sweet. There is a fairly prominent woody hop aroma along with a light tropical fruit aroma as well. Some light tangerine and a bit of herbal/spiciness. Soft bitterness over a lightly caramelly/toasty malt base. OK, but kind of underwhelming.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, this could be a pale as it is citrus or an English style IPA. Cloudy orange with substantial white head and a nose of orange-tangerine. Easy drinking under-control hoppy with a mix of hops.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 Botte from Beer Run in Charlottesville. Pours copper colored with plenty of head that sticks around. Floral hoppy aroma. Taste is straightforward hoppiness (kinda metallic) balanced at the end with a bit of sweetness at the end. Blah... 6/4/5/3/11/2.9
22 ounce 2008 bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Sweet aroma with fruity floral hop notes. Taste is sweet, ligjhtly toasted malts with bitter spicy and minty hops. Medium bodied. 5/4/7/4/12/3.2