oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Local 44. Color is a light copper. Aroma is all citrus hops. An awesome bouquet of hops. The taste does not disappoint! Hoppy in the best way, citrusy and bitter. This was a great beer from Russian River. The story behind it is amusing, but what a great thing for RR to do for the fans in Philly. If you have the chance, by all means check this out. Reminds me of Pliny The Younger.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 draft into a tulip @ Local 44. Poured a light, albeit cloudy, golden amber with a one-finger head which settled to a coating quickly. Lacing was heavy and lasting. Nose was citrus, especially grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and mango. Taste was citrus and pine. Grapefruit was very strong but there was some biscuity sweetness and piney bitterness interplay. Mouthfeel was medium, heavy carbonation, a little oily and little prickly. I loved the dry, bitter finish. Taste stayed with me for the long ride home. I can’t believe people have put this down due to their high (artificailly built up) expectations, ’cause this is another RR triumph and I loved it!
Just had this again @ Theresa’s - this time a full pint (probably by mistake?) and a 10 oz. follow-up. This is just a great freakin’ beer. Only differences this time noted were more orange in the taste and less lemon and bitterness. RR, you MUST keep going with this - it is wonderful!