Tmoney99 (9592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the MBG Winterfest 2009.
Poured a hazy orange color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, wood and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a very drinkable complex beer and my expectations where exceeded.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a nice golden amber color with a fluffy white head and some mild lacing.
S: The nose has some nice citrus hops along with a subtle tartness to it. A touch of funk and yeast, and a seemingly oaky smell that I was not expecting.
T: A mild tartness, apples, pears, and not really any hop character like the nose would make you believe. Not all that complex, surprisingly.
M: The body is medium with a pleasant carbonation and a bit dry.
D: I don’t really know if this was supposed to be sour, and I don’t think it was. But, the tartness actually worked pretty decently.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand Bottle… Hazy golden ale with no head. The nose is vinous and funky – wood, citrusy hops and Dap wood finish. Full-bodied with low carbonation. The flavor is medium to heavily bitter, lightly tart and woody. Lengthy, metallically bitter finish. Thanks to GoT and northernbrews for the sample!
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Cloudy turbid orange/brown. Some solvent in the nose. Vibrant and zesty oranges, brettanomyces and thick muddled citric acid. Naturally soft carbonation and frothy/thick body.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a keg at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy peach color with a minimal head. Fruity and floral aroma with a light tartness, citrus and earthy notes. The taste is citrus, stone fruits, caramel and a faint tartness. Medium bodied.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Mike for the 750mL bottle. Too bad the thing rocketed out of the bottle onto my keyboard.. Poured hazy medium orange with a dense cap of white head. The aroma picked up black pepper, dusty spices, vinous notes, and oak over honey notes and pale malts.. the Brett really took hold.. more orange peel as it warmed up. The flavor found pale and fruity notes at the core.. dry, peppery notes, funky earth, and orange peel around.. spicy, dry finish. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. the Brett dried it out and the age mellowed out the IIPA part of this.. I did enjoy the wine and oak influence.. this wasn’t great, but it was definitely interesting.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of pineapple and oaky. Tastes of caramel, citrus and on the dry side.
sebletitje (5983) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dog Days of Summer Gathering
thanks GOT. handbottled.
golden-orange pour, thin white head.
nose keeps a moderate wood approach along with hops and some tropical fruits, tangy orange.
wood profile is mild. light citrus, honey sweetness, prickly/spiced mouthfeel along with some tropical fruits. Palate keeps a nice dry-hopped profile although the overall aspect along with the barrel aging made made for a low carbonation with mostly wood barrel and prickly mouthfeel coming through.
Barrel aging works well on this one.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to northernbrews, clear golden pour with a sour peppery cherry aroma, flavor is sweaty, grainy sour lemons, nice finish
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Hazy orange pour with a nice enough khaki head. The aroma shows bits of earthy and citrus hops with bits of pine, lemon, and orange, as well as a touch of Belgian funkiness and wood. Even better flavor with more hop character, some wood and funk, and a lingering hoppy dryness on top of a solid malt backing. Tasty!