StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buffed and translucent caramel orange in color with a stiff froth riding high in the tulip. Orange skins, aluminum, caramelized blood oranges, orange toffee bark and balsamic mandarins give basted, aromatic citric indices. Flavor keeps with a talc and toffee current amidst the orange graham cracker and marshmallow like sweetness. Casual carbonation treats with the rutabaga and orange rind sequence. Balsam and orange butter cream bring it home with a honeyed graham backbone.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 23, 2013.
The appearance was light hazy yet almost slightly clear orange/brown body with a two finger white foamy head, foamy clingy lacing. Some carbonation was seen rising.
The smell had a hoppy citrus/pine up front, malts are coming through as it warms, sorta bready in the smell.
The taste was crisp citrus/pine again. Breadiness was a bit stronger, malts stayed in the background, dry crisp aftertaste and finish.
The palate was about a medium, semi-sessionable, adequate carbonation, smooth yet crisp.
Overall, this is very good for its style and very good to me as I would have this again if I could get it again.
erickok (3171) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very stable dense head, cloudy body. Very solid bitterness. Citrus hops, clean yeast, very tasty. Hop forward and honest. (33cl can from and shared with Simon of La Cave à Bulles)
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Golden hay from a bottle. White thin head with some lacing. Nose is grassy. Taste is similar with a hair of grapefruit in finish. Solid.
ESPh (48) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap nice floral aroma and good head. Nice hoppy bite and very crisp. Would have it again.
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BigDbrews (12) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge dank hop aroma. Flavor is citrus and piney hops with a subtle maltiness. Finishes bone dry with just enough bitterness.
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daafisch (20) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange color. Aroma is kind of on the lighter hop side. Taste is the same as aroma. Very sessionable IPA.
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a hazy honey/orange with sediment throughout...huge foamy white head. aroma has orange and tropical fruits...passionfruit, grapefruit, apricot...lots of fruit. flavor is slightly more bitter and citrus oriented...not as diverse as the aroma. mouthfeel is light and lively with a bitter earthy/resinous dry finish.
novice101 (200) - - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangy yellow ti ha a large white head, it smells of loads of citrus with some caramel in the background. Taste is off again, hops ar not very strong, might have been another old bottle. Beer seems a bit light on the palate, kind of thin
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is light, pine and apricot hops, light backbone of malt caramel and fresh grain. Taste is more grain, slightly more crust. Taste is more sticky pine, a touch stale, with light notes if apricot and peach skin. Body and carbonation are light with a fairly dry finish.
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can shared by Dan P. Poured out a hazy yellow color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of fresh citrus fruit, malt, and pine. Taste of bitter grapefruit skins, lemon citrus, pine, and caramel malt.