BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is very sessionable and so well balanced, and goes with just about everything on their menu. I mean this is really impressive. Fruity citrus hops in the nose, with a bit of black tea and a medium bodied toffee/caramel maltiness, with some herbal hoppiness coming through to balance the malty sweetness in the finish.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mountain Sun! Pours a ruby/amber color with white lacing. Has a sweet aroma and a sweet taste. A very kind beer!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Dark iced tea/amber body with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-medium grassy hops, grassy, earthy, low to medium sweet, light corn, tea, hops all the way through, creamy, very light raw wheat, fresh leather, watered down bourbon, unbitter tree bark, mineral water.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel nose with some fruity hops. Deep amber to brown color. Initial taste was very malty, but then came some decent hops to balance it out. Mild carbonation, full body, smooth finish. Good beer for just about any meal.
JaffaHawk23 (71) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 On tap at the brewery on south side of Boulder. Place is fittingly called Southern Sun. Beautiful sunny day in Boulder with a beautiful girl and an extremely hoppy and beautiful beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Yeasty cloudy amber with a giant mushrooming head. This has a delicious aroma of pine and citrus. I taste mild chocolate and oranges to the flavor. Perfect level of medium bitterness. Not over the top, but enough. Fine beer indeed.
davhix (37) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brought a growler home after dinner, which is a 1/2 gal ball mason jar. cool, but completely disfunctional as a beer vessel. really like this beer - good hoppy/malty flavor, opaque amber color that pours with nice head. good bitter finish that leaves you looking for another big sip. mix half/half with XXX pale for a "kind crippler" which is wicked good, but will sneak up on you.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow-amber color. Citrus and lemongrass aromas, along with hints of roasted malts. Strong hop flavor with citrus. Bitter yet refreshing, because of a nice clean finish. This is good. I think their XXX Pale Ale builds on this with a more extreme hop flavor, though.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mountain sun: Poured a hazy deep amber color with an off-white head. The hoppy aroma was citrusy and fresh. Some grassy notes as well. The malt in the aroma was strong enough to give balance. Sweet with some fruitiness. Malty and nutty flavor with some citrus running through the middle. Light body that drys out a bit. Mild to modderate bitterness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Slightly hazy deep copper color has a thin, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of slightly toasty and grainy malts with a touch of grapefruity hops. Body starts pretty fresh and citrusy hoppy with good toasty caramel maltiness throughout toward a crisp, very drinkable bittersweet finish.