dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-gold in color with a white head. Strong pine-hop aroma which translates through to the taste.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to gabrielm. poured light gold with a white head and ample lacing of the glass. aroma was pine, citrus, cream, and caramel. flavor was pine resin and alcohol. body was light, fizzy, and dry.
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, citrus, & tropical fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, mango/pineapple, pine hops, citrus, and some spice; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Quite decent.
Slipstream (2281) - USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Saboroso. A very impressive, fresh tasting IPA. Lots of green hops, clean and slightly vegetal, some malty sweetness.
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botte in Santa Fe.
I like the happy discoveries one makes when sampling new beers from new regions. Somehow the fun is enough in the exploration that a 90-th percentile gem makes up for slogging through a half-dozen beers in the lower half of the distribution.
This is the gem that has made worthwhile my otherwise disappointing exploratory efforts this week in Santa Fe. Itís not a world beater --- the Sculpin and the BigEye PA that I had last week in Santa Barbara are better --- but itís darn good and markedly better than the average new experiment on the Seattle grocery shelves. So Iím delighted, here in my hotel room, to marvel at the over-the-top (in a good way) candied grapefruit aroma of this beer. Iím enjoying the juicy tropical flavors, the well-rounded bitter finish, the laid back malts, the thinner-than-8% mouthfeel, and doggone it, the 22 oz are gone long before Iím ready to say farewell.
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a bright orange with a frothy, sticky head. Definitely an accurate deScription on the label. This brew is quite juicy. Nice citrus aroma and flavor, balanced with a sweetness in the finish. A touch oxidized, but still solid.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Might be an old bottle, very pine forward and had a very similar taste that was rather rough.
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Coral Bay in Greeley. Pours a yellowish orange with a spongey white head leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma has caramel and pine. And caramel. And pine. And caramel. Very sweet smelling - to the point of feeling my teeth rot. Taste is of sweet caramel, spicy pine and bittersweet orange with a lot of resin. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes somewhat dry and to the sweet side of bittersweet. Some alcohol. A thick caramelly resinous brew. No clue on the bottle date.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40į. Color is a bright gold with a slight haze, good carbonation and a big rocky head. Aroma is a big citrus scent that seems to have a fruity sweetness. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is heavy citrus and pinesap with a sharp bitterness that lingers in the after taste. Overall its just too much citrus and nothing else.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured pale with a creamy off-white head that left good lacing. Aroma of malt and resin hop with a slight hint of grain. The flavor found floral and resin hops with a light malt backing. Medium body and a medium bitterness.