chadje (209) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber,thin head. Piney citrus hop smell. Taste is pretty good, but a very tart and strong bitter tastes that almost ruins. Not sweet enough for my liking for a pale ale.
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber,small beige head.Piney hop nose. Piney citrus hop profile. Decent body but needs more sweet malt taste to balance.Medium bitter citrus end
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at mash tun brewery. pours a clear yellow with a big foamy white head. bready. nice piney, citrusy hop character. creammy. decent.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #68. Slightly hazy medium orange with a little brown and an off-white head. A lot of toasted maltiness right up front which pretty much dominated any other aroma’s that may have been present. Slight bitterness and a bit more toasted malt, but it was not as heavy as the aroma, it also had a bit of citrus to finish it off. (1253)
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours hazy amber with huge fluffy white head. Nose is yeasty and a bit of floral/Jasmine. Taste is sweet to quick aspirin bitter. Dirnkable fo sho’.
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bomber purchased from BevMo in Natomas. Aroma is a bet spicy and peppery with hop notes present. Has some husky malt undertones as well. Not overly aromatic. Mildly hazy dark golden body with a pretty nice and frothy off-yellow head that is strong and leaves good lacing. Starts a little astringent with some spicy and peppery hops coming through. Has some chewy, husky toasted malt notes in the middle before more grassy, somewhat bitter, earthy hop finish. Easy drinking. Pretty good stuff.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Pours a clear lt copper with a medium off white head...aroma is floral hops and caramel, grainy grit, slight metal...flavour is nicely bitter, dry toffee malt, hop resin that lingers, more grain...finish is bitter and a bit minerally....
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into shaker. Aroma is citrus-forward in a big way. A bit floral, as well. Pours a clear deep gold with a thick head that leaves nice decorative lacework. Taste is very bitter with very little malt sweetness. Carbonation is medium-low. Body is medium. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers on the tongue long after the last sip. This is one of the bitterest beers I’ve ever had. Not that that’s a bad thing. I’d rather have a bitter hoppy beer than a sweet malty one. Good beer.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque amber with some white head. Aroma is biscuity malt and an oily, flowery blend of hops. Flavor is the same, some mild sweetness up front that yields to resinous bitterness and a small amount of citrus. Oily finish.
hahobbs (6) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better spring seasonals I have tasted. Pours a vibrant, translucent red with perfect foam, and leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. First impression is unmistakable hop aroma, almost IPA-strength, but taste is smooth and crisp, not too hoppy. A refreshing and relaxing spring beer.