HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado. Pours with a nice hazy yellow color. I had it after the RR 20th Anniversary, probably the wrong order. It is mellower than the the20th, more fruit in nose and flavor. Some Belgian yeast and banana before a citrusy tartness takes over. Faint hints of oak as well.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange hue, large white head sustains, fair clarity and lacing. Nose of highly acidic dark fruits, tart sourness, farmhouse. Flavor is lactic sourness and sweet fruits, strong bret funk quickly transitions to oak, spices, vanilla, finishes sweet. Medium-bodied, smooth texture, moderate-high carbonation. Big sour ale that hits fast with sourness and yields slowly to a sweet fruit balance, smooth finish lingers on the palate.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprise bottle brought to PP San Clemente by my bud Deb.......didn’t expect it. She brought it ’cause she knew I liked brew.....she had no idea what flavors it brought to the table, and--consequently--she hated it. I, on the other hand found it quite intriguing. Poured a very cloudy gold (shaken a lot during transit I suppose). Big sour nose...and in the taste...yeasty, musty, wow, this one has it going on. Nice acidic fruity tartness......a real smacker....quite a contrast to the Double Doheny and Speedway I drank over the past hour. Great brew....maybe I can find another bottle to enjoy without all by itself.
Nik925 (769) - USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bright and clean sour...crisp and fully fermented like champagne like. Dry with clean fruit flavors coming through. Fewer tastes to pick through than expected. So clean and controlled fermentation leads to a very clean sour. It looks sharp but is a tiny but flat. Great on the palate.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ BBF Night of the Funk. Pours a cloudy deep yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, a bit of spice, and a whole lot of that wonderful funk. Flavor is spicy citrus up front (coriander, perhaps a few other spices) with a wonderful explosion of funk at the end. Beer remains sublimely smooth and supremely drinkable, a characteristic that belies the heavy, heavy funk. It wasn’t the Yellow Bus, but man did I love this beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden orange color poured at Obriens rare botltle tasting. Lovely aromas of peach, lemon, and tangerines. Smooth on your tongue. Tart sourness with a complexity of flavor. Fantastic brew.
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle for the SATRG. Thanks alot Mark for sending this. Tons of apple and lemon citrus in this nose and the appearance is lighter than I expected. This is no Oud Bruin. Hazy light amber with a small foamy ring. As I mentioned the nose is apple and citrus but also some bananna and clove with some funky cheese and oak. Very complex nose. Flavor is really great, almost as good as the Deviation. Apple, peach, black pepper, vanilla and caramel. Very complex. One of my favorite beers, this was a real treat. It was my friends favorite of the tasting as well.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly tart and sour fruit flavors and aroma with some yeast flavor. Intense flavor and aroma. Lasting heavily sour finish. Very light bodied without being at all watery. Highly carbonated. Drinkable in small quantities.
Beermack (712) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle at T. Hazy gold. Aroma gives peach, apricot, good funk, lemon rind, some light hibiscus. Taste is fabulously balanced - light peachy notes, tarter citrus, wood, light herby spruce, some funk, light orange. Lingering lemon zest, wood and peach. Great.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my second favorite style next to IPS and when i had a chance to get this I jumped at it.This beer poured a orange to yellowish color with a thin white head and had a rather tart to sweet taste but not overly sour (AWESOME) it lived up to its hype to bad it had a limited release because i would love to get more.CHEERS!