BrownALEx (346) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear burnt orange with a descent looking head. Smells really of nothing, maybe bready, maybe earthy. Taste is not too bad. It’s not too watered down yet it is not standout bold. Palate is medium bodied, earthy up front and finishes with a subtle bitter end. Overall If this was labeled as a pale I would be raving about this beer. Again not too bad but lacks that IPA punch.
BeerdedDave (816) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber color; light, citrusy, fruity aroma with notes of pineapple and grapefruit; bitter, citrusy hop flavor with strong pineapple notes and grapefruit; dry, citrus finish
degbert (1371) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-amber with orange highlights. High, lacy, large-grained head. Nose is clean and sharp, with rose, pine, rosemary, geranium, and spruce notes. Bright and citrusy on the tongue, with some lime and grapefruit on the finish; a little mellow savory lactic edge keeps it balanced. The best of the Deconstructed Lat 48 IPAs. I’d drink this on its own.
mansquito (4105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, orange, grapefruit. Taste balances well with the malty backbone. Not very bitter. Rather fruity, but not in that full-bodied aggressive way like so many West Coast IPAs.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at world of beer Easton OH. A little bit like a lager meeting an ipa. Has the trademark Sam Adams clear hue and creamy head. Taste has acidic fruit, definitely mandarin orange as advertised. Balanced out by dark malt hops. I like the experimentation on Sam Adams part - and not surprisingly it's well executed.
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Strangebrewer (981) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with a thin creamy tan head. Aroma is a bold mix of citrus and herbs. Light-medium body, creamy mouthfeel with a tart bite at the end. Sweet orange citrus with more sweet bready malt, finishes with some pine resin.
shrubber85 (8998) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Earthy/papery toffee malt and orange peel aroma. Amber with small head. Moderately bitter orange peel, paper, and caramel malt aroma. Medium body.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, copper, small off-white head.
Orange, mushroom, earthy hop aroma.
Taste is caramel and orange malts...
Leafy, earthy, mildly soiced hops.
Very tasty, a pleasure to drink.
Nice balance and body.
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary, courtesy of staff, thanks! Deep bright golden color, bright white head. Nice dank, earthy, herbal aroma. Taste is bitter, earthy, dusty straw. Very tasty.
GenDV138 (3366) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral, grapefruit citrus. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, toasty notes, candied fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I see that this is No. 2 in the series. Drat. I can never do anything in the proper sequence. Anywhat - This has the same light caramel body, but the head is much more slender than the others. The aroma is tart oranges and tangerines with a whisp of grainy sweetness. The flavor is fairly sweet with citrus tastes and some maltose. The bitterness level is pretty light, although it’s retained into the dry, citrusy finish. Not bad, but I prefer more of a bite in an IPA.