firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 bottle dated 2/4/13 from Georges Buffet, Iowa City A-dark Amber, slight orange hue A-Grassy hop aroma, a little citrus T-moderate sweet malt, some biscuit in there also, earthy and grassy hop flavor with mild bitterness finishing P-Crisp body, medium carbonation and spice O-Nice balance with sweet malts and hops. Plays nicely with each other. I like the moderate grassy aroma to introduce me to the beer.
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of citrusy, floral, and grassy hops. Orange-amber with a mostly lasting, off-white head. Dry and bitter. Light, crisp, and clean, with a hoppy finish.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Really good head retention along with some decent splotches of lacing. Plenty of carbonation is evident with as long as the head stays there.
Aroma is a good balance of citrus and pine leaning more towards the citrus in the form of orange zest and a little bit of lemon. Some light aromatic pine notes along with a hint of caramel.
The flavor seems a little bit unbalanced and too bitter, almost astringent. A little metallic up front but that quickly fades then an orange peel flavor that lends a very orange peel-like bitterness. A farily hefty dose of pine resin along with some light caramel and bread.
Overall, I’m a little torn by this one. It is fairly easy drinking but the astringent bitterness can be a little much after awhile. Probably not something i will pick up very often.
oeltroll (10) - USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Middle of the road for my taste. Slightly bitter, lingering piney and floral aftertaste. Wish it had more malt distinctiveness.
craig220 (310) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is resin, floral, spruce, caramel, and herbs. Taste is pine, floral, citrus, herbs, and a slightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy and bubbly white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is muscadine grapes, apricot, mango, and pear esters, citrus hops, and light biscuit and honey malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, tropical fruity esters, supporting malt, and a dry finish. Medium-light body, medium carbonation.
PhillyCraft (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours a clearish copper with white head, light lacing. Aromas and taste of dry hops, light malt, wood, and pine. Standard tasting apa.
AlanRyker (45) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and sweet. Good smooth mouthfeel. The hops are much more citrus than resin. It’s a bit tart for my taste, but otherwise, just my style.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid brew here. Straight forward in everyway. Balanced flavor. beautiful pour (deep gold/orange) Nice body. Easy drinker
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schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden in color thin head, smell is bitter hops...taste is bitter that hangs good hop taste tho not my fav apa but good beer