jake65 (2508) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Light copper color with plenty of beige head. Nose is sweet, citrus and caramel. Flavor is a bit of a letdown after reading through the label and all of the ingrediants used. Malty, light citrus, and caramel. Just a trace of honey. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice enough brew, but it tastes more like a softer version of Mirror Pond than an artful collaboration of regional ingrediants.
onceblind (3529) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy gold with a good sized rocky head. Nice complex aroma of sweet pale malts, honey, floral + herbal hoppiness, subtle spicy rye, some apricot, and a bit of oak. Charming mouthfeel, with nice balance and complexities. Starts kinda cereal like and sweet malty, but quickly gathers tones of slightly sour’d oak, a little wheat, some pepperiness, some slight herbal tones, oak, and a pleasant and balancing bitterness on the finish accompanied with some alcoholic warmth. Essentially a nuanced imperial blonde ale. Didn’t knock my socks off, but it is a friggin cool idea, and pretty well executed.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from stumpyiliz; THANKS Aaron! Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, oranges, fruit, a hint of honey, and a hint of chili. Poured orange in color with a large, loose, rocky, foamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Very hazy. Sparkling. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, citrus, orange, grain, and a hint of resin. Medium body. Sticky, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, citrus, orange, hop finish is dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Pours lightly hazy and sparkling copper with a huge, fluffy white head, long retention with fair lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and spicy hops, straw, meal, and biscuit malts, faint pepper and honey notes with light fruity esters. Flavor is spicy peppers, medium hops and bitterness, light alcohol, oak, fairly significant malt backbone and a dry, spicy finish. Full body, medium to high warmth, moderate carbonation.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Bottle conditioned. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a big white head. Citrus hops and a little oak in the aroma. Lots of carbonation. Fair amount of hop bitterness. Lighter side of medium bodied. Dry finish. I didn’t pick up a lot of the ingredients. Wheat and hops come through the most. Wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this again.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This on the surface seems like a really complex beer. Golden pour with a large yet quickly disappearing head. Strongest notes are pear, honey, and oak. Fairly unique. A bit sweeter than I expected. Overall a decent beer, extra points for uniqueness. A beer I’d consider purchasing again, though the price tag is a bit hefty.
arminjewell (5558) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle at the brewery, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of slight biscuit, some citrus and fruit notes with a hint of esters, some slight honey and a hint of oak. Messy. Taste is decent but nondescript, some slight biscuit, bready notes, touch of sweet honey, esters in there, touch of oak and a slight hint of chili, very misplaced. Overall a messy beer but nothing really wrong with it.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus hop, dry fruity and light hop. Flavor is citrus sweet, floral with some bitter hoppy notes.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at a local high-class restauraunt-pours lightly hazy orane with a small fizzy white head. nose is wack-herbal hops, honey, vanilla, oak, light pepper. flavors of honey, lite hops, lite alcohol lite vanalla and lots of honey sweetness. THe finish has quite a bit of heat-i dont know about hte people saying this is easy drinking. It took me quite a while to finish this 750-definately felt/tasted the alcohol. THe finish is very intereesting-lots of wierd things going on. The cool thing about this beer, you can pretty much pick up all the given ingrediants in this brew in the flavors. Well done by Odell once again.
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft. muddy / cloudy orange. sweet honey and bitter hop oil throughout. highly bitter and highly sweet. tastes like bitters and corn syrup mixed with orange juice. think toothpaste and orange juice. ugh.