anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC. Pours a golden amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, BB July 2011, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of pine, paint thinner, florals, caramel, and grass. Flavor of pine, grass, florals, caramel, light bread, and earth with a bitter finish.
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raft at the source. Hazy golden color, white edge head. Arima of scallions, grass, lemon. Taste of lemongrass, bitter pine.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small beige head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread, lemon, light catty. Medium body, some resin.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with yellow color. Aroma is citrus-grapefruit/resin, some light/medium malt. Taste is biting grapefruit rind/pine/herbal hops, some light malt. Dry.
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours clear copper with a creamy/foamy near-beige head. Aroma is mixed floral/grapefruit over a shy caramel backbone. Med body. The hop is definitely mixed. It’s strong. The grapefruit rind tends to dominate, but I think there’s plain old citrus and some floral. Probably resin, given the impact on the mouth. Won’t need embalming after this. Purely preserving ale. Finishes flashily bitter. 108 IBUs! Brilliant.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Bottle at RBWG. Pours clear, rich gold with a fine, white foam head. Lots of rich orange, light pine, mellow pale malt sweetness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, some good work happening.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: August 29, 2010
Source: Olde HickoryTap House
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, pine and crystal sweetness, perfect level of bitterness to showcase the hops while balancing the sweetness, nice peppery spicyness, long bitter finish
Date: October 27, 2011
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet candy grapefruit aroma, fruity orange, sweet crystal hops, lots of citrus
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big hop flavor, backing crystal sweetness, lots of citrus, bitter grapefruit rind, long bitter finish
Overall: olde hickory rocks
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by dudeabide. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed orange amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a nice fruity pungeant hops, resinous, earthy and lightly funky. In mouth, a nice biscuitty malt with fragrant hops, well balanced and pleasant, grapefruit notes, piney, quite nice. On tap at Foothills Brewing Company, August 13 2011.