3fourths (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Draft at Southern Sun. Dark rusty red, unfiltered. Mild and mellow sweet cherry scented malt nose, some notes of fruit cocktail and maraschino cherries along with a sweetened, syrupy cedar wood note. Mellow texture, but still has some crusty, bready malts throughout... overall tends to be sweet from start to finish, with some sugary wood and tea leaves. Hop presence is noticeable but subdued... faint bitterness but does has some grapefruit notes that play well with the cherry/wood malt character.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mountain Sun, Boulder, CO, 8/13/08. Pours red with off-white head. Nose is all hops, pine, citrus, and danktasticness. Taste is caramel backbone with mild bitter and a good amount of piny hop flavor. Not too terribly bad.
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.