anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with grapefruit hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some honey, pine, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some astringency, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours dark copper with a foamy 3 finger yellowish/beige head that clings a lot.. There’s a lot of citrus in the aroma. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. The hop flavor is really bitter, but there’s a lot of malt to balance. Citrus and roasted malt. Well paired. Really good stuff.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with an average rocky off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy hoppy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good brew.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Mostly clear amber/orange ale with mid-sized, rocky, off-white head that displays fantastic staying power. The complex aroma furnishes notes of candied nuts, pralines and sugar cookies with a sub-layer of pine and woody, earthy, musky hops. Medium to full-bodied and uber creamy with feather soft carbonation. Immaculately balanced and flavorful. Tons of intertwined malty and hoppy essences. Definitely throws a nod toward the bitter side of balance, but not enough to upset my apple cart. Finishes crisp, mildly bitter and refreshing. Well planned malt and hop bills. At 8% ABV, this is far too drinkable for its own good. Bottle courtesy of giarcsr!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky amber brown color, small tan head that settles quickly, solid lacing. Aroma of citrus, light pineapple, grass. Taste very bitter resin. OK.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthines, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with an average, creamy and frothy off-white, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, meal), heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, toast, meal), heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Medium-full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet and resiny grapefruity hoppy nose with some herbal pine notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and a light caramel sweetness quickly overrun by an astringent bittering hoppiness that makes it almost difficult to drink. This could use a better balance of hop flavor and sweetness over IBUs.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a sturdy, white head. Aroma holds pine, grapefruit, toast, caramel. Very sweet flavor, lots of caramel, medium bitterness, some resinous pine and citrus. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with nice bitterness, big toffee, light warmth, toasty sugar. Nice beer.