arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is hazy reddish orange with thick white head on tap, aroma brought notes of dank hops, with pine, orange and tangerine coming through mostly, hints of crackery bread and biscuit in there as well to balance it out. Palate is fairly creamy which is a bit odd, but nice notes of oily orange and tangerine mix with pine and bitter grass, some slight toffee and caramel notes, finishing fairly bitter. Nicely done brew.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-red pour. Off-white head that recedes very slowly. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruit, slightly floral, nice sweet/bitter balance on the nose. Medium full body, moderately-low carbonation, there’s a cotton candy flavor that comes through that wasn’t in the aroma, low alcohol warmth, kinda one dimensional on the palate. Pretty good one.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Liquid and Solids. Pours with a clear golden-orange hued body and a small white head. Aromas are hoppy, citrusy, fruity, tropical fruit. Light grain notes and a touch herbal. Flavors are fruity, hoppy, herbal, citrus. Lively bubbles, dry, crisp and good.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dever Hyatt weekend of GABF. Pours amber with thick off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste of caramel malt and resiny hops. Easy drinking.
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Denver, GABF weekend
Appearance: Clear amber with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit and bready
Taste: Tropical fruit, caramel and some bitterness in the finish
Nice and clean
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with medium-small, fizzy white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt with fragrant floral and pine hops, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops, fresh grass and medium bitter hops, tropical fruit, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
onceblind (7068) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Liquids and Solids. Clear amber with a big off-tan head. Big fresh dank hop oil aroma, lots of earthy-toffee tones. Taste is very smooth and coating with a lasting finish. Big toffee and caramalt backbone, with a substancial fresh hop bitterness to balance, but very smooth. Beautifully balanced, sweet at first, but follows with resinous floral hops, fresh cut grass. Just delightful.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Deep copper with a thin white head. Hop aroma, pine and resin with light tropical fruit notes. Rich with an assertive bitterness, followed by grapefruit and pine notes. No lingering bitterness, vet nicely balanced on the strong side.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Paramount Cafe in Denver, CO. Dark orange pour with a light off-white head. Fruity aroma with light sweet malts. Tastes of melon and pineapple mostly with a touch of sweetness. Easily drinkable even at 8% ABV. A well done brew.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Oskar blues, pours amber with white head. Nose is bubblegum, cotton candy, and juicy fruit. Flavors are really fruity, cotton candy, juicy fruit, red fruits. Finishes mildly dry and green. Decent but too sweet and not bitter enough.