arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
3fourths (9108) - 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.
douglas88 (8336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml thanks to Craig. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A nice hoppy aroma of fruit, mostly oranges. A sweet dry flavor of honey and wheat, loads of citrus hops, very smooth and easygoing. Good.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a hazed golden yellow hue with a massive bone colored head. Aromas are fruity, estery, dry, spicy, medium phenol, orange or tangerine zest, prickly pear, vanillin, alcohol, bready, blood orange, malty, kumquat and chili. Flavors are of cantaloup, dry, estery, belgian yeast, phenol, a touch of prickly spice, mild tannin, light bitterness, light acidity, mild prickly pear and a bit of earthy tobacco. Dry pineapple notes. Lively bubbles, dry, medium tannin, lightly warming and somewhat crisp.
onceblind (7096) - 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.
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml C&C bottle picked up at a little gas station in Pocatello
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Wheat, honey, floral and piney
Taste: Wheat, tangerine and lemon zest
It was OK, not impressed though.
Strykzone (6642) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Lightly hazed golden with a white head. A sweet grainy honey nose. An interesting flavor profile. Wheat, cloves, honey, soft hops. Interesting.
drfabulous (6427) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 brought back from Nebraska by my wife. Slight sugary sweet taste. Honey is pretty dominant. Pineapple. Citrus. Not in nose but in body. Behind that sweetness the slight taste/heat of chili pepper. Nice beer.
vyvvy (5762) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper / golden with a white head. The aroma is a bit sweet and doesn’t show the high abv. Don’t know if its from reading the bottle, but I taste the green chilis and some oak. The different grains aren’t as easy to pick out, but there is a bit maltiness to it. Don’t notice the prickly pear on the aroma. Really nice. Full body with lots of frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with honey, cotton candy, spicy chilis, light comes and a good deal of complexity. I’m sure some of the complexity comes from things I’m not used to having in beer like corn and wild rice. There are some spicy hops on the finish. Overall an interesting and pleasant beer.
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear gold - a fairly straightforward, clean and moderately sweet DIPA - flavors of vanilla and earthy hops, with a bit of coconut and a cool, minty character from the hops - very well-hidden alcohol - lingering vanilla - not bad - not sure what makes it worth 14 bucks a bottle.