sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium sized tan head, retention is good with a lil bit of stringy lace clinging on. Lightly hazy, copper orange colored brew. juicey hop nose, some bubblegum, orange, light grapefruit and faint pine notes as well. Medium body with a prickly carbonation that just carries all the hop flavors really well, light crystal malts in the background. Finish is dry, nicely fruity with an unexpected bite that lingers along with all the hoppy goodness. Well done! Bottle from Stateline.
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, straw, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grass, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, light caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of earthiness, pine, light caramel, and citrus.
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a lightly hazy, orange amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee malts, citrus, tropical fruits, some caramel, and light pine. Taste of grassy hops, more pine, a bit of honey, and toasted dough, with a slick mouthfeel, with a moderate hop finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lightly hazy amber with golden notes and a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of floral notes, mixed citrus, orange, caramel and bready. Flavor of tea, earthy hops, grassy, grapefruit, pine, some caramel, moderate hop bitterness and yeast.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear sparkling orange, light tan creamy head. Juicy citric-orangey aromas lay on soft waves of pine and mango. Full on crisp hop bitterness with just a slight hint of sweet honeyed malt rounding it out. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, dry bitter finish. Thanks for sharing, kmweaver! Congrats again to Stine on the naming of this beer too.
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange color, slightly hazy with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma is wonderfully hopped with loads of citrus, mostly oranges and grapefruit and some nice caramel. The flavour: YEEESSSSS!!! - light and wonderfully hoppy with a nice, slightly dry bitterness, loads of citrus (again mostly oranges and grapefruit), hints of resin and papaya and some nice caramel. The finish has a nice bitterness with hints of grapefruit. It’s incredibly refreshing and nice - a small piece of art - yummmiii!! My #2900 on RateBeer
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse.
Pours a lightly hazy orange with a great frothy white head. Aroma is soft, lightly buttery and lots of fruity American hops. Mouthfeel is initially a little thin, but gets wonderfully dry towards the finish. Not many flavours apart from hops, though. Pine and fruity hops dominate in what I’d call "Hop Juice 2007 Light". It’s a good brew, though extremely bitter. I for one is happy that I only sampled it - I couldn’t drink a whole bottle.
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50cl bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, some caramel/bread, orange, spice, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some spicy/dusky, orange. Decent bitterness. Light-medium body, some resin/chewiness.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Exceptionally nice, complex, dank and pungent hop nose – rich, grassy, fruity, filling the senses in an instant. Flavor is mealy fruit, a scattering of fluffy yeast, and a base malt bill that’s light, airy, and transparent, as it should be for a strongly hoppy pale ale or IPA. The yeast at times seems to get a big cheesy and (maybe) funky, and while it’s a very tasty beer overall, it never fully comes together into something magical.