SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good hop expression: grassy guava and lemon zest, which is what you would expect from these hops. Quite hoppy and bitter in balance, with a little biscuit and caramel for balance but a dry and bittern finish. Body is in the lighter side and texture is smooth into a light astringency in the finish. The hops do get a little soapy in the finish, which detracts a little. The dry, doughy yeast character becomes a bit much as well. Can’t say I’m a fan. The hop blend sounded promising, but the rest of the beer needs more roundness and balance to be pleasing.
JohnGalt1 (1617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a nice white head... good lacing and retention atop a light amber brew.
Bready/light toast maltiness with lemon and light grapefruit zest in the nose....
clear pale malts with hints of pale malt carry the palate... the hoppiness comes in mid to late on the palate with slightly floral and more citric hoppiness... lingering light pithy bitterness on the finish.
Light/medium body and good carbonation... This is a nice seasonal from NB... but I really don’t like, what I think of as too much "toasty malt..
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a smaller, but stable off-white head. Malt and herbal hops along with a hint of butter. Light sweet start. Quite bitter from the middle to the linger. Citrus, pine and agave come to mind. 11/11
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seasonal beer that rocks the spring. This is a light beer with wonderful smell and tasty palate.
NaburJ (6) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hoppy with notes of citrus. Light bodied and a little unbalanced in the direction of citrus profiles
alexsdad06 (8919) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2012 notes. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have some citrus and tropical fruit notes, toasted malts, hints of resin and soapy floral notes, nothing bad per say, just a decent straight forward APA.
slowrunner77 (9956) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"it may be Mighty Arrow’s equal with some time, but so far the replacer falls juuuust short of the replacee. Very nice pale, though, just wish they did both. nice hoppy aroma and bitterness for an apa. the flavor really shines with the odd sorachi lemony-soapiness and the tropical fruit. wish there was more of that in the aroma, but it’s still pretty dang nice."
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours clear golden with nice white head. Nose is some bread with a little hops. Taste is some malt and caramel and a little hops. Dry on the backend.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Lemon zest, citrus, and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a tropical fruit note. Not bad.
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste citrus, sweet, grass. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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lord_Duckworth (6) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly my favorite beer ATM crisp smooth finish with an assortment of delicious flavors that overwhelm ur taste buds. Great beer!!!! Too bad is a seasonal.