Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Starts with a grassy aroma. Thick bubbly head on cloudy gold beer. Taste is bitter. The fruitiness did not balance the bitterness to my liking. Found this beer a bit heavy and syrupy to drink with too much hop harshness.
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy medium orange pour, head that clings to the side of the class and an aroma of orange rinds and hops. Flavor is bitter orange, spruce, a little sweetness and not much else. OK.
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet citrus aroma. Cloudy golden color with a large white head. Sweet with a tangy bitterness throughout.
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aroma of peppery hops. Taste is slightly sweet for a second and then it's all citrusy and peppery hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick. It could use a bit more dryness and a bit more balance.
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bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, banana, apricot, orange, grapefruit, and biscuit. Flavor of banana, grass, florals, orange peel, apricot, and pine.
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine/grapefruit peel and and orange malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet light apricot malt and strong grapefruit peel/pine hops flavor. Nice - good hybrid.
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy and light gold with frothy white head that laces the glass. Aroma is fruity and citrus. Taste is sweet and very slight bitter - strong grapefruit and slight pine notes.
HighlanderOne (1071) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Poured from bottle. Nice hop aroma. Murky gold color, white lacing head. Pine and grapefruit hop flavors dominate, with creamy malt in the back. Also some pepper and clove This is simply a kick ass IPA.
boxofrane (2415) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep orange with a pretty large white head, plenty of lacing. Aroma is very spicy with some floral notes behind the spice. Taste is spicy with some really earthy hoppiness. You can taste a little apricot competing with grapefruit. Not exactly bitter and not exactly sweet. Just a good balance of flavors. Pretty darn good offering from SA.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Sam Adams Hop-o-logy tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/3/12. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops with some Belgian esters. Malty flavor with grassy hops, stone fruit and a bitter grassy finish.