Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy - with the hops giving it slight notes of citrus. The flavor is sweet with quite a lot of hops, giving it a citrus note, but thereís also notes of caramel from the malt. The end is hoppy dry.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a burnt orange body with a large rocky beige head. Aroma of florals and grapefruit. Chewy body with pine upfront and then more grapefruit and caramel in the finish. Drink close to room temperature for the best flavor.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber body with medium off-white puffy head with good retention. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, citrus, herbal, light butter. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, buttery, some caramel, spiciness, pineapple. Medium-full body, resinous, smooth. Serious bitterness in this one, but its blend of flavors is unusual, and quite inviting. Why was this one missing from the East side for the Lupulin Slam?!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber, thin fine beige head that fades quickly but can be recalled upon demand, sweet pine aroma with a touch of citrus, nice sweet carmel malt flavor, lots of hops to balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a white head and deep gold color. Aroma is citrus hops (cascade), sweet. Taste is citrus hops-bitter grapefruit, dry finish. OK carbonation.
madsberg (9337) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. Dark beige dense head. Aroma of pineneedles, herbs some fruits and grass in the aroma. Flavour is herbal, grapish, light caramelly, very hoppy and has a light malt bottom. Ends on a fruity bitterness. Quite delicious.
hopscotch (8393) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Cloudy amber ale with a mid-sized, white head and good retention. The aroma resembles that of peach cobbler... sliced peaches, brown sugar and a hint of butter. The flavor is moderately bitter with loads of peaches and a pinch of salt. Medium-bodied with an abrasive mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, fruity, mildly bitter finish. All the balance Iíve grown to love from a malty Imperial IPA... with a surprise peach twist! Thanks, growler, for sharing your fresh bottle of this excellent, world-class beer!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a medium amber/orange color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of fruits, citris, pine and caramel. A nice spiciness comes out in the flavor. Lightly sweet with a stronger bitter finish.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Tawny and dark rusty orange colored body. Fruity peach and orange hop nose, with a heavy note of Munich malts adding a lot of sweetness to the nose. Flavorwise it’s similar, with that very sweet munich malt chewiness, and with a heavy dose of pine, cedar, and pear hop notes. Interesting, but not spectacular.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 The Lure:
Bright hop illuminations infuse oranges and other various citrus fruit into the dry wood. Tons of C-hops playing gleefully without going overboard.
A svelte body harbors oranges aplenty, but little fruity sweetness and shy accompanying malts. Bitterness from the hops is portentous, but hop lovers will not be assailed, as this is done with taste. Could use more malt to add a little size and sweetness to thus achieve balance, but that may not be what they were looking for anyway.
How can you not like the sight of a bunch of children laughing and playing?
Addendum: A slightly aged bottle (1.5 years?) was assailed by wilderness, destroying the IPA part of the beer, making it a grossly churned out Belgian ale with brettanomyces. Will not change the score for now, but I hope they find out whatís causing this.