Chrisco88 (9) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 Appearance: Golden/amber in color. Forms a thick, frothy white head, seems to last forever.
Aroma: Immediately hit by an intense floral hop aroma. Further sniffs reveal some citrus (perhaps grapefruit) and pine notes.
Taste: Quite bitter and hoppy up front but finishes with a light malty sweetness and a refreshing pine-y aftertaste that lingers but begs for more.
Palate: Very smooth, nice carbonation. Super clean aftertaste and mouthfeel, nothing in particular lingers.
Overall: A fantastic beer indeed. I went into this glass a bit hesitant; the intense aroma kind of put me off as I really don’t have much taste for heavily hopped brews, but the complex taste and spot on aftertaste had me enjoying sip after sip. Definitely worth savoring, but damn easy to drink, too, and at 8%...
Leftbob (3) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a word....... resinous
Appearance ...cloudy gold.. modest head and lacing
Aroma - pine and citrus
taste - remarkable balance citrus elements initially then strongly resinous which lasts...
palate considerable body
I had two......
BeerViking (3252) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark gold, resinous nose with tropical fruit undertones, big hoppy body is surprisingly well balanced by smooth golden malt.
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the tap the pour is clear golden with a light head, the aroma hoppy up front citrus, the taste is a little sweet lightly hopped a little pine bitters and a clean citrus, the finish is clean and mouthfeel is thin. Great beer.
Studbeer (2) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
MMMMM Piney hops with medium sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, golden, frothy, resin, herbs,
mrhopsbeertalk (226) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up in a trade at Tree House Brewing. This is the second ’unicorn’ beer i’ve tried lately that completely failed to live up to the hype. Am I spoiled by my regular access to Tree House, maybe... The aroma is almost all caramel malts with very subtle herbal and floral notes. The flavor is the same, big malt/caramel pressence with vague hints of dank hops, citrus and tropical fruit. The beer is reasonbly bitter, but lacks any sting and the finish lacks any noticeable hop flavor.
weihenweizen (2265) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled July 23, 2015, from misterburd poured into a glass. Clear golden with medium/big white head. Aroma is very nice herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is tropical fruit, herbal hops, pine hops, and bitter finish. Good beer, but thought I would like it more.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Medium amber. Solid head. Awesome hoppy original aroma. Good hoppy palate. Balanced. Good hop variety. Delicious.
napdynmite (86) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is fantastic. Candied oranges. Mouthfeel is soft and undercarbonated. Flavor is bitter coming in and going down. Slightly boozy. More burnt orange on the taste. Also peaches. I agree with another reviewer that it reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch. I actually prefer Lunch.
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop and citrus scents, very light in color. Nice hop flavor, maybe a bit subtle. Kind of reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch
jhliesen (782) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Finally! Pours gold with a nice size white head. The aroma is grapefruit, lemon and pine. Flavor is a wonderful hop blend, with lasting bitterness in the finish. This beer is wonderful and lives up to the hype. 8.50
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