bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, grass, earth, and caramel. Flavor of hops (citrus, pineapple, grass), toasted grain, and caramel malt.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, earthy, some caramel/bread, light booziness. Medium body, some resin. Wholly underwhelming.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel pine and butterscotch aroma
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of pine, drying earthyness, long bitterness
Overall: too dry and bitter
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-thanks decaturstevo for sharing-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is pine/resin hop, some medium malt. Taste is pine/resin/coppery/perfumy hop bite, slight medium malt-caramel. Lots of carbonation.
Travlr (9828) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Dark amber color, small white head. Aroma of freshly cut grass. Taste id bitter throughout, with a touch of citrus. Not bad.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky hazed dark amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice earthy biscuitty malt with resinous floral hops, with some catnip notes and light spruce notes. In mouth, a smooth herbaceous biscuit malt, with grassy and floral hops, attenuated with age, but still very solid. Bottle more than a year old.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, fruittiness and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cookie, bread), heavy hops (pine, citrus, floral), average esters (dried fruit) with notes of pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, straw, caramel), heavy hops (pine, citrus, floral), average esters (dried fruit) with notes of alcohol and pineapple. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess and a dry and biting finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is restrained, but offers notes of biscuit, earthy hops and a touch of either toffee, caramel or praline - I can’t decide - and just a whisper of acidity. Full-bodied and very creamy with modest carbonation. Decent balance. Toffee and caramel sweetness up front; earthy, astringent bitterness and a rumor of tanginess on the backside. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Kudos to otakuden for providing the bottle!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Deeper golden pour with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral hops, citrus, and a some caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus, pine, and a lighter fruitiness. Lighter alcohol in the finish.