brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber in color with a dense white head. Sort of surprising from Pyramid--a really nice, fresh, citrusy hop aroma. Heavy on the grapefruit and just as much pine and floral hop character. Mildly sweet with some toffee and pineapple notes. The flavor is a bit more perfumey than I prefer, but still good citrus and pine flavors and a solid bitterness. Just a little bit of malt sweetness and a nice fruity hop profile.
Theydon_Bois (12869) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Seattle Taproom (Sea-Tac Airport) - 09/11/12.
Clear amber with a thin off white head that quickly clears to the edge.
Nose is sweet caramel malts, orange, hops, touch of stale socks.
Tastes way too sweet, orange zest, jam, caramel, apple tones.
Medium bodied with lightly spritzy carbonation, sweet finish.
Not a well balanced beer, way too sweet - just about deserves a quick ’MEH’ !
bhensonb (12584) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botttle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of citrus rind over mildly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is lots of citrus rind - burns like zest, over some pretty roasty malt. There’s a lot of flavor here. It even seems there’s a little florality now and then. Pretty good stuff, tho perhaps with a bit too much sugar. Eh. Chacun à son goût
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, spruce, apricot, and pineapple. Flavor of pineapple, earth, light pine, and grapefruit.
argo0 (12296) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some orange, alcohol, light cantaloupe. Medium body, some resin.
Tmoney99 (12046) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an averae frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma with a small malt tone. Medium to full body with a slick deep texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol burn finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of crackers, orange zest, mint, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light mint with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: July 06, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: hazy copper, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light hops, hint of fruityness
Flavor: sweet fruity orange flavor, crystal and caramel candy sweetness, light spicyness balanced the sweetness and adds nice complexity, candied orange, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and spicy hops, biscuit malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 4/1/11. Pours a clear copper color with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter floral, resiny and citrus hops. A bit of cattiness as well. The taste is bitter citrus hops, apricot finish. Some faint toffeeish malts. Medium bodied.