rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a hazy yellow with large white head. Hoppy floral pine, dusty spice and a buttery caramel on the nose. Floral tart bitter grapefruit dominates initially but turns quickly into a mild apricot and caramel at the back end. Palate starts tart, bitter moving slightly toward sweet in the end. Overall, I liked it but took 2 styles I really like and made 1 ok to good beer. I would drink it again but would not go out of the way to look for this one.
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very nice offering from Sam Adams
Poured cloudy orange as you would expect from a Hef but a tad darker
Aroma was apricot and slight cityís
Head was typical Sam Adams nice thick head that hung around a bit with nice lacing Mouth freel pretty good Etta good carbonation
Foretaste was slight apricots blending in to some citrus notes finishing with some nice bitter hops
Definitely not a wimpy beer and hopheads will be satisfied
Most definitely Iíll get this again and would like to see it in tap
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. White head on a very hazy darker peach juice orange. Bit of pine and citrus and dried apricot in the aroma. Touch of pine, slight dried apricot, some grass and relatively dry. Slight pine in the finish. Medium chalky body.
tmongoose (2221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours hazy yellows/orange color. Smallish white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is of dried fruit and pine and grassy hops. Crisp clean aroma. Flavor is the same of dried fruit and that wonderful bitterness of the pine and grassy hops. Peachy/apricot flavors are clean and not muted with other flavors. Good summer beer.
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color with foamy head. Crisp pine and citrusy aroma. Light hoppy bitternes with hints of cirtus. Clean tasting and refreshing. Flavor lingers on the palate for a while. Enjoyable beer.
uhclem (418) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad IPA, but certainly not one of the best. I donít mind haze, but the sediment floating around was a bit off-putting. Also, the mouthfeel was watery.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nice notes of coriander/citrus white and mild hoppy ale; very nice pour with hazy cloudy beer and frotyhy white head; taste is well balanced notes of white ale with citrus hoppy flavors and bitterness. Very nice hybrid brew
nittanytide (264) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy gold, with a big, fluffy white head. Slight fruity, floral aroma. Taste is light and refreshing. Hints of lemon peel and orange with a piney, dry finish. Unique beer.
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden brown with a nice inch plus white head that lasts. Taste is of hops, pine, orange, coriander, citrus, some malt, some caramel and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is mostly full, a touch on the watery and oily side. The finish is slightly dry and has a lingering bitterness. Enjoyable, but not the easiest beer to drink.
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with an off white head. Smells if hops and malts. Pretty nice flavors. Very balanced.