oteyj (2124) - 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 (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference 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 (1948) - Sonora, 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.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a RR growler... Poured hazy golden with a thick, white head. So much hop flavor here. A shining example of a west coast IPA. Resinous, pepper spiced hops, tons of flavor without being overly bitter. Light, tropical fruits, citrus and a hint of malts. But this beer really just allowed hop characters to shine.
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma is fruity and sweetish with mango and some resin. Flavour is sweet and slightly floury(!) with apriocot. A bit too sweet but not bad anyway.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours copper with a nice head . Very citrus aroma smells amazing. Tastes great! Very bitter lots of hops. This is a fantastic session beer. I could drink it every day. Perhaps the best session beer I have ever had. The balance is perfect.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brewpub, Santa Rosa.
Rated on 20120721.
Pours clear golden color with minimal head. Aroma of syrup, honey, smooth hopped fruits and hay. Flavor of hay, toffee, mild caramel and sweetish berries. Very smooth and a bit sour.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Well, this is my second "perfect" beer.and I couldn’t be more surprised! This one really took me completely by surprise. There I am, sitting at Russian River, with unlimited fonts of Pliny, Supplication, Row 2 etc. all at my disposal, and WHAM!!!! This unassuming little Blonde Ale comes out of left field and literally brings tears to my eyes. (Seriously, the waiter actually came up and asked if anything was wrong...) I never thought I would ever have another 5, especially not this soon, but this beer just does it for me.
Draft at Russian River; Pours clear deep orange, with a thin and persistent white head, fabulous lacing. Nose is white peach, persimmon, nectarines... God but this is perfect... I can NEVER get this level of juicy stonefruit from my own IPAs at home, I had given up on trying! Flavours of stonefruit, with grapefruit, tropical fruit, and clean, delicate malt. The bitterness builds, nonexistent at the beginning, but fully there by the final sip. Spectacular. I think this might be the perfect beer for me, custom tailored to my palate. I had a Pliny and a Blind Pig after this, both beers I dearly love, and they couldn’t touch this. Just a stunning effort. Barry and I were going back to Russian River for Younger Day in 2013, he can have his Younger; I’ll drink this!!!
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewpub-Ok, During the month of June, i sampled numerous very good beers. Only a few were exceptional (jester king drinkin the sunbelt, Heady topper, Cantillon, and a few others), This beer could be the perfect session beer along with jester king drinkin the sunbelt. If these beers were bottled, i would buy them by the case! This awesome beer poured very lite orange verging on yellow with a small soapy head and sparse lacing. nose is floral berries lemons, white grapes-oh man, that is good! WOW! flavors are huge floral white grape and lemon notes-somewhat like a mix of nelson saulvin and Sorachi Ace. Crisp palate, huge flavors and such a small beer. I only had 2 beers after the sampler was done, and this was one of them! Just a lovely drinking little blonde ale here-dry finish just not that bitter. Wow, this is amazing stuff!
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are wauv flowers!, but also sweet malt,fruits and hops. Yummy!