Sammer (1082) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste is citrus, pine, flowers and hay. Light body and easy to drink. Nice IPA.
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp gold/amber with a thin layer of cream froth. Nose is fresh florals, grapefruit, and lightly sticky. Very easy on the palate, refreshing burst of bright hops upfront followed by stickiness, bitter, and a clean finish.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a bright orange tint. Huge citrus nose that stays around because the foamy white hear lasts so long. Medium body with a fruity orange taste upfront and a sharp bitter finish. Quite good by the lake!
rougeau13 (2190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a big, puffy, cream colored head. Lacing is substantial. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. The taste is malty and fruity with a mild bitterness and mild woody character. Medium bodied and dry. Definitely not a hop bomb, but a good, solid, well balanced beer.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not being a fan of the style, I still wanted to do my part. Really lovely nose and very pretty to look at in the glass. Good hopiness but I could not discern any of the orange.
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, clear orange with sparse lacy foam, aroma is lots of pineapple and tangerines, flavor is quite smooth , good tropicl fruits and pine , bitter caramel finish
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle picked up from midway mart. poured gold/orange with a white head. aroma was orange, cream sickle, and a bouquet of citrus notes. Flavor was orange zest, pine, Josh Hamilton’s tears, Yu Darvish sweat, and a slight hint of caramel. body was light and with fizzy carbonation.
Maverick34 (2582) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours an orangey clear amber. Strong floral aroma. Nice clean hops taste and citrus finish.
degbert (1371) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. For starters, I am giving an arbitrary extra point overall for aging a beer on Louisville Sluggers. Nice. Now...pours a gorgeous orange-gold with a creamy, sticky head; the color is so intense it almost glows. Nose is pretty typical west coast IPA -- herbs, resin, and grapefruit. Very hoppy on the front of the tongue, with a cooler, maltier midpalate; the citrus notes are reminiscent of Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit, which is appropriate. Finishes long and tingly -- I would have liked a bit more carbonation, but that’s a minor quibble. Pretty tasty.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright golden brew with some fluffy white head. Lots of biscuit and bready malt in the nose with some grapefruit and pine. Flavor is more biscuit malt with a weak hop bite, primarily grapefruit. Way overpriced (I paid more for a bomber of this than Endeavour!) but with 100% of the proceeds going to Operation Homefront it’s hard to complain. Underwhelming.