oRos (609) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian river. Color is golden with fluffy white head. Taste is crisp with a simco hop flavor. Taste like a light pliny. Good stuff
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour with a white head. Intense floral hops and really nice grapefruit, orange, and pine hops. Some sweet bread, tangerine, and a bit of toasted malt. There’s a mild to moderate sweetness of bread an toast. Good grapefruit, orange, and tangerine citrus notes. Mild pine bitterness, floral hops, and a semi-dry finish.
JohnnyJ (3529) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at OBriens. Bright clear orange/gold, with a fluffy white head. Citrusy, grapefruit, caramel malt, bread, and lightly bitter. Nice clean beer, juicy fresh hops, and quite tasty. More like an IPA, than a golden ale. Good.
Steve_0 (1230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at my parents with family, courtesy of Felipe. Thanks man!! Pour is golden orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Big hoppy aroma, floral, grassy, piney, somewhat sweet, biscuit, straw, and orange peel. Taste is biscuit, pine, grapefruit peel, grass, and a touch of yeast with a big bitter finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Smooth, crisp, hoppy, and refreshing; great blond.
symmetric (33) - - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Russian River. Thick piney, resinous aroma, with a malty undertone. Clear golden on colour, with a thin white head. Crisp and medium bodied. Overall, not quite as bold as Pliny, but possibly more well balanced.
barn0216 (213) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampler, clear golden, fine foam, lots of lacing. Passionfruit aroma. Citrus hop forward flavor, some resin on the back.
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small off white head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is strong passion fruit, grapefruit, malt and notes of pine. Flavor is much the same with passion fruit the dominant note. Medium sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, oily and rich textured. I really liked this one.
oteyj (2113) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Russian River. Clear golden pour with a tight white froth. Lots of nectary stone fruit with earthy evergreen and citrus in the finish. Great combo, and interesting to try this varietial.
DruncanVeasey (6101) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Straw with white tendrils of lace. Leafy, ganja-esque aroma mingling with lemon zest. Outstanding, squeezed darjeeling, grapefruit and honeycomb character;
tongue-drying, bittersweet and beautiful. Right up my alley.
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog purge. On tap at the brewery. Pale orange, thin off white head. Pils malt, light caramel, spicy sprucey hops, moderate bitterness. A little underwhelming.