hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, hazy golden/orange color. Large, rocky white head. Mostly lasting with excellent lacework.
The nose holds notes of soap, citrus and vineous fruit.
The flavor is malty and lightly sweet up front, then balanced out nicely on the backside with lightly bitter and astringent citrus fruit peel flavors.
Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and very fizzy carbonation. Short, astringent and very dry finish. Citrusy and tart at the wee end.
Very refreshing Spring beer!
Thanks to jskendzel for this brew!
GiddyBoy (120) - USA - APR 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the first brew for me in this style, so I had no idea what to expect. It was crisp and refreshing. The lemon is not overpowering, and the other flavors are well rounded.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wheat, flowery aroma. cloudy, orange body with light fluffy white head. Flowery fragrance with wheat/yeast taste.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hint of apples and pears when first poured to be overwhelmed by a malty aroma. Cloudy burnt orange color with large yeast particles floating about. Full bodied smooth and creamy on the palate with long lasting bitter after taste.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like an Iraqi sandstorm ... awesome orange/gold color. Some really unusual fruit flavor undoubtedly brought about by the oats and lemon, makes for a damned tastey brew. New Belgium does it again!
omhper (21867) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured. Funky, yeasty aroma. Fruity and very lively with notes of blue cheese. Clean hard malt profile. Notes of toffee in the finish.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery: Hazy/orange in color. A rather dry palate. Lemon gives a nice zest with citrus notes. Very light and pleasant.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/22/03: bottle. cloudy orange body. citrus nose. malty with a very slight lemon aftertaste. pretty sharp on the tongue (possibly from the wheat.) dry finish. thanx again to legion242 for the hook-up.
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent head, white over a soft reddish-brown body. Underlying fruitiness, citric, but dry and a slightly astringent finish. Mild aroma, lively palate. Creative and overall excellent. Or, as Per said to me, "funky", because there sometimes just aren't the right words to describe it.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is dominated by malt with some subtle hints of citrus and baseball card bubblegum. Slightly hazy orange-amber in color, tightly beaded white head. Flavor is kind of like a half-assed wit bier - light malt with some citrus and unusual yeasty notes, but not much else. Light-bodied with considerable carbonation making for an overall soft mouthfeel. Unremarkable.