Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with off-white head. Aroma is very juicy, berries, cherries, ciderlike. If I didn’t know better I’d say it was a cider. Taste is light bodied, high carbonation, med-sweet, earthy. Overall, okay.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweet artificial fruit / Jolly Rancher aroma. Clear copper with a small off-white head. Watery artificial fruit flavor with a faint bitterness in the finish. Light watery body, soft carbonation. Blech.
GreatDane1632 (1152) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 11 Nov 2012 -- This beer surprised me. I was expecting a crappy fruit beer. Instead it’s a decent fruit beer. The prickly pear comes through pretty well in the nose and there’s just a hint of it in the flavor. Wish there was more, but not bad.
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sweet and slightly of plum. Tastes sweet, but not overly so. This is only slightly bitter and quite refreshing. It’s not bad on a hot day, but it’s far from memorable.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark copper pour with a thin white head. Sweet pear aroma with a nice malt backbone. Flavor is mildly bitter at the start with a nice prickly pear sweetness and a bitter aftertaste.
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear amber with off white head. Taste, sweet and fruity.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange pour with thin, lasting head and lacing. Pear smacks you right in the kisser after opening. Pear, berries, and other citrus aromas/flavors are the showcase. I thought I would hate this based on the rating, but it’s passable. A bit sweet though.
llcooldave (1187) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crystal clear amber brown. Looks like a Pale Ale in the glass. Fruity berry aroma with a hint of cereal. Dry on the palate. Crisp dry ’raspberry’ flavor to it with not a hint of sweetness. Nutty malt aftertaste. Overall, it’s good and has a bit of complexity to it.
b3shine (7655) - Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent caramelish orange with fizzy eggshell head that dissipates into thin lacing pretty quickly. Smells floral and fruity alongside what I assume are notes of cactus. Tastes like it smells, but less hoppy and balanced, with an odd, off-putting tartness. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a filtered lager crispness. The taste ruins the nose, which isn’t great to begin with.
3ebismyjam (6) - Hicksville, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Too much like purple haze. Too fruity and not crisp or carbonated enough. Raspberry is overwhelming, watermelon waters the flavor down and the kiwi-kind of nose makes it sweet all around. Perhaps adding a more assertive hop or doing this in a pale ale style would make the syrupy flavor more refreshing. Too sweet and swampy.