JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper color and a moderate head. hop aroma and hop flavor, with a mild malt base, not really balanced, which is ok, but focused on the hops.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. What appears to be an expiration date of 27 May, 2012 is printed on the labelís bottom corner.
Appearance: Pours out a fairly clear, medium copper-hued body with a large, foaming, off-white head. A bit of glass-coating lace here and there on the way down.
Smell: An apparent lead of caramel in the scent followed by a slight, surprising butteriness in the nose trailed by lighter, albeit agreeable notes of distant lemon and spice.
Taste: Pale malts given a generous brushing of sweetish caramel and sweet cream butter. A little lemon zest and spice with little else from the hops producing a medium-light bitterness. A little hint more of the caramel and butter before the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Generally soft mouthfeel throughout.
Overall: Surprisingly light in the hop department, but, then again, the diacetyl was also a rather unexpected encounter, leaving me to wonder if this particular batch was off or if this is indeed what they had intended.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a thick, frothy head. Malty, floral, and danky aroma. Flavor is malty, citrusy, and biscuit. Body is lighter, Bitterness is less pronounced once you let the beer breath a while. Good pour. Donít drink this out of the bottle.
Beerowulf (73) - , Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy silk head and aroma of citrus and light pine. Taste very citrusy and malty. Pleasant citrus aftertaste. Great lacing on the glass afterward.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Library in DM. Medium bronze body with a dense off white head. Malty nose with some oranges and almond. The taste is dusty with some light citrus and grass. There is also bread crust. Decent and light.
TomTron (327) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a frothy white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and some dough. Tastes hoppy with a bready, maltiness balance. Overall not bad beer at all, just seems more like a maltier version of the old spring seasonal, Mighty Arrow.
tastybeer (1490) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. brown pour, nice off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, straw. Taste is vaguely citrus, pine, caramel. Hop bitterness is unfocused. Palate is slightly astringent, dry, piney bitter finish. Not a fan.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
unexpected musty, cheesy aroma rather than that citrus zing advertised; a bit more than the expected appearance, nothing too fancy - somewhat sparkly, with a varied white head; good, lemony and somewhat tropical flavor thatís almost a bit spicy; creamy and lively palate that isnít too long; nice, actually. Itís not bad at all.
jmohno (968) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Dark gold copper pour short somewhat creamy head,a litle lacing.
Aroma has ripe tropical fruit definatly peach and mango definatly a ripe smell almost yeasty,im failing to detect any "incredible lemon aroma "though.
Taste is pretty clean light,light mild sweet malt,with a hop flavored base taste and alot of citrus tart crispness iin bittering also. Bittering contiues with a orange/Lemon? rindyness.Pretty good beer. A light med bodied beer that is a good take on a spring beer but something is lacking in the middle, for what it is the tartness and drinkability is what its about,its refreshing and clean , i guess i was expecting it to me more malty.Pretty good.This beer has a good take on a vision of spring,and the spring theme,its a good vision of spring,light clean crisp fruit with lots of citrus presence.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a nice amber hue with an off white head. Nose was piney and citrus at the same time. A decent, if pedestrian take on the style.