craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample on 4/1/10... dark golden pour with a small white head...below average hop character on nose... somewhat lacking... lots of malt and some interesting hops... average finish... blah.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was tall and off white. Very foamy with good retention and lacing. Nice enough aroma with caramel, pine, and citrus notes. Light to medium bodied and dry-ish with minimal bitterness at the end. Biscuity and subuded toffee malt character with earthy hop flavor. So so. Smelled okay, but not that great in the mouth.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Dan Journal #333. Tasted 3/16/10. 12oz bottle. Hazy with an amber brown hue. Eye ball of white head. Aromas of grass clippings and faint grapefruit. Medium bodied with quite a decent palate. Much more than the aromas would indicate. Good bitterness in the middle palate that lasts into the finish. Nice pine and rye bitterness. Decent!
stormriderWI (11) - Siren, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours and orangeish-brown-golden kinda color. Keeps it’s head fairly well. Hoppy, floral taste. Palate is thin. Not the greatest, wouldn’t buy again.
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from A.L. (shhh). This one was weird, really not easy to drink, too resinous and oily taste of hops. Looks amber goldish and some fluff. Smells like bad dough, grass, malts and hops. Taste is resinous, oily nutty and earthy. Off!
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of malt, citrus, pine, and hops. The hops in the aroma are very muted. Taste is sour fruit, very faint hops, and dirt. There is more pine than hops in this brew. Has a malt presence that seems to come and go. Lingering taste of pine. Mouthfeel is very light. The hops barely register in this one. Rather watery. A very muted mess.
beernbourbon (1429) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine and citrus hop with a notable caramel malt backbone. Aroma is a pretty good balance of hop and malt. Flavor is initially bready with pine and resin hops to follow. Malt is not quite clean. A light metallic flavor also noticeable. Finish has a touch more citrus hops but also more yeast-like flavors. The aroma is solid, the flavor is not quite cohesive.
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper body with a small off-white head that faded to a wispy partial covering. Lightly citrusy and piney hops overlay a hefty crystal malt dominated maltiness. There’s a nice bitterness level with an interesting tropical fruit quality to the hops. The heavy crystal malt flavor doesn’t do anything positive for me though. I actually dislike it more and more as I make my way thru the bottle. The sugary sweetness and iced tea finish is a pretty big turn-off. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation.
alassio (83) - USA - JAN 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very promising. Nice hop profile. Absolutely dies on the palate - - thins out and practically evaporates. Luckily only bought a single bottle - - almost picked up a whole sixpack! It became futile after about a third of the glass - - used the rest to dilute the curry paste at dinner.
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle (2009) into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange with an enormous khaki head (don’t straight pour this for long). The aroma is hoppy and resinous, but it’s also a bit soapy. The flavor doesn’t deliver the hops as much. There is some malt and a hint of bitterness with sweet citrus hop flavor, but overall it’s a bit weak and watery.