Stine (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Airport location. Clear, golden and apricot orange. Lively aromatics. Lavender and bitter orange skins. Dry and bright citrus hops coupled with a dense coffeecake body. Wonderful balance of bitterness and sweetness. Finishes dry with a leafy apricot skin texture. Crisp and clean palate with a long life.
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from tap at the brewpub in Minneapolis. Pours clear orange. Flowery and grapefruit fruity aroma. Strong bitter and flowery flavoured. Dry finish. Cask version was stronger on the hops.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma, pale malts, and some light hoppy notes. Flavor, bready pale malts, some light floral and citrus notes.
hopscotch (8247) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... RBSG 07... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Earthy nose with an abundance of grapefruit and pine scented hops, white oak and cat piss (Simcoe®?). The flavor offers medium bitterness with a hint of buttery diacetyl. Medium-bodied and creamy with pillow-soft carbonation. Bitter, dry finish.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Surly tour. Oiley head, smells like citrus, grape fruit finish. Got sour with warming.
argo0 (10422) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
By far my favorite among the beers on tap when I visited. Crystal clear apple juice body with white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit/pine, caramel. Hoppy but not especially bitter. Light-medium body, some resin.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis on 05/26/2009. Very clear pale golden body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet floral hop aroma on a light caramel background. Sweet floral and light grassy hop flavor with a pale malt background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0
Jun 26, 2007: On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet citrus hops aroma. Sweet grapefruit citrus flavor on a caramel background. 7/2/8/3/15 - 3.5
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub for RBSG 07. Dark gold body with faint white head. Excellent hop nose. Less hop in the body with a bitter finish.
1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Minneapolis location. Pours to a brassy golden body with a white head. The aroma is hoppy with grassy and pine, complimented by graham crackers. The flavor is slightly bitter grassy hops with graham crackers. The palate is slick and velvety and bitter.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done! Quite similar to the summit extra for sure. stop saying that every beer is a hop lovers though! ah, i guess you can say it cause im a hop lover and this was very good in that respect. Plenty of noble piney hop goodness resonates on the palate.