BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and enjoyed in my SN pint glass:
Poured a medium amber hue with a initial big frothy head which fades but produced a good amount of lace in it’s wake. The aroma has a sharp and juicy PNW blended hop character of pine, grass, herbs, and grapefruit with some bready and pale malts about. Even a touch of hop spice and pepper dancing around the edge. The taste is mostly as expected, hoppy and bitter with an okay balance of pale malt and a touch of pepper and herbal quality additionally for support. (I do wonder with hop is use for the dry hopping, I think it may be Simcoe). Anyway back to the review... The feel is crisp and dry, astrengent and woody aftertaste.
A solid offering in the overdone genre that is the staple of most breweries now daze, this one holds it own however. It is a big APA that borders on the level of IPA (or at least on IPA often found in the late 90’s). The 3rd of 4 Reaper beers I quite enjoyed, this is the little brother of Sleighor IMO which I am am going to drink after this just ’cause I wanna. Damn it Ratebeerians, get you some Reaper!
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a small foamy white head. Mild, pleasant orange juice and mild hop aroma - simple. Simple taste too - orange juice, hops, mild alcohol, slightly woody - well-blended and nicely bitter in the medium finish. Perhaps a little weak bodied, but nice astringency, mild carbonation - just a solid session APA.
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, nice golden orange color, good fruity nose, bready grapefruit flavors and also a little hot on the palate, grapefruit and sweet prune finish
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
To start off, a bit overcarbonated, but that does not distract from this one. Dark orange appearance, light off-white head. Aroma of baking bread and a basket of oranges with a hint of olives to soften the sweetness. Hard to describe delectable hoppy taste to it. I rather like it. Not too subtle grapefruit hoppiness is the flavor that rings throughout.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Exploded out of the bottle as 90% foamy head over a cloudy yellow orange ... super sweet and citric with little body. Based on the previous reviews and my previous Reaper Red, I'd say these guy have a serious quality control and consistency problem ... this one got away from them.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Orland park, IL, Binny’s: This pours a slightly hazed golden amber body with a sudsy white head that leaves a thick coating of lace. The aroma has a citrusy juciness to it - tart oranges and tangerines - along with a soft grainy sweetness. Medium-bodied, it’s full of that same juiciness, moderately bitter, with a malty sweetnes that loses its struggle to keep the flavor balanced. The finish is a light peppery dry bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Nice.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange brown with a creamy white head. Citrus and malt aroma. Bright citrus and earthy grain taste.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy light copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, sweet caramel malts as well. Taste was bitter grapefruit, lots citrus in this one, sweet caramel, and no alcohol. Crisp and refreshing pale ale.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Mild floral hoppiness, a hint of citrus and grapefruit, caramel malt. Finishes very dry with some residual bitterness.
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an murky orange with a lacing, clumpy white head. Aroma was excellent, I poured it and walked away and could smell the piney, sticky hops five feet away. Initial flavor is crisp and clean, citrus and slightly malty. Bitter finish that’s slightly acidic in the throat.