drowland (6754) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5/17/12. On tap. Clear orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice Belgian aroma, plenty of esters, with dank hops and something that reminds me of kerosene. Sweet flavor up front with plenty of hops and esters followed by lingering malty graininess. Big meh here.
ElGaucho (2291) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at stub & herbs. Distinct hemp aroma. Really nice. Clear copper body with nice white lace. Really awesome beer. Love the hemp character. Very flavorful; surprised you can get this amount of flavor out of a 5.7% brew. Really good. Sam Adams is showing they have a brewer that knows what he’s doing.
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Aroma is a mix of citrus hops, Belgian yeast and grainy malts. The flavor is earthy/grapefruit hops, a malty backbone, a mild spicy yeast flavor and a dry finish. Not bad, not great.
glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of light bread, roasted and caramel, light to moderate flowery perfume for the hops, moderate dough and musty for the yeast, with ginger, clove and apple/spice candles. Head is large, frothy turning rocky. light biege with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear golden amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, slightly slick with a lively carbonation. Nice yet mild aromas but eh flavor is a bit lacking, namely in sweetness.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with fluffy white head that leaves nice soapy lacing. Nice aroma similar to a Belgian ale with cloves and bananas. Flavor follows aroma plus piney hops as advertised.
mikesaum (630) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden orange color with a thin white head, aroma of bananas. And bandaids with a bit of hops. Belgian yeast is pretty big in this, lots of banana and clove with some spice, not alot of hop bitterness but it finishes dry. Creamy texture, not too bad. From the hop-ology sampler
jsmerig (1332) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Very good retention and lacing. Aroma is clove spice and banana. Taste has a nice blend of esters from the Belgian yeast offset by the spicy bitterness of the hops. The Belgian influence wins in the battle for your taste buds. Well balanced and interesting
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bth122 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the ipa variety case. Poured a beautiful copper color with a medium head. Aroma of spice, fruits, citrus hop. Medium bitterness, slight sweetness. Medium bodied, creamier texture. This a real solid beer, the description on bottle does a good job describing this. I would get again.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweety spicy aroma. Light amber color. Sweet taste with sort of spicy finish. Drinkable good beer
horto008 (169) - Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed it. On tap at a local beer fest. Slightly strange in that it had some of the sweet bubblegum/bannana flavors from a belgian ale but the hops added the piney bitterness on top. Not my favorite Sam Adams creation but one that is interesting enough to enjoy.