nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared by bring on BA - thanks, Barry! Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is rough fresh leafy and citrus hops and some very slight vegetal notes. Smells good, but hints at a little DMS. Flavor is very vegetal with cooked corn and a little butter. Lots of DMS/diacetyl in this one. Leafy hops and sweet malt play a supporting role. Medium bodied with a nice carbonation level. Mildly palate wrecking. Overall this was close to being a good beer, but the off-flavors really threw me.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. pours a clear bright orange with a loose white head. big earthy herbal wet hay nose with light campfire nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. herbal, earthy, biscuity mid palate and a lingering resiny finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is leafy and floral. Held up pretty well since its obviously not fresh hop season. Kind of pine danky. Pale golden amber, light whispy foam. Kind of acidic, leafy, and earthy. Little bit of orange skins, but not bitter just leafy. Dry chewy resins and toasty light malt base. Easy drinking earthy ale.
bvc (1127) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from suzygreenberg. Clear honey golden with small white head. Light cracker malt with rye flake maybe, wildflower honey, light orange and a bit of pilth. Light malty sweetness with a touch of honey and floral with a good amount of bitter grass notes and kind of misses on the juicy flavorful hop characteristics.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of herbal hops, mixed citrus, caramel, sweet noes and grassy. Flavor was grassy, piney hops, cereal grains, grapefruit and a bit thin.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, grass, citrus, toffee malts. Taste of resin, grass, citrus fruits, toffee, nuts, and light bitterness. Thanks to Steve for sharing!
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a very dark cloudy amber orange color with light golden orange hues when held to a light source and a half finger white foam head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Not much lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with only a subtle citrus and pine presence. Strong lactic creaminess, prominent malt backbone and sweet alcohol. The hops smell very fresh but i was expecting the hop presence to be much more prevalent in the nose. Unfortunately itís completely overpowered and almost unnoticeable.
Very chewy resinous mouthfeel with some nice dry bitterness up front with a lot of fresh earthy/piny hops. The bitterness lingers throughout but is countered mid palate by a strong biscuit/caramel malt profile that is a bit overpowering. Thereís also a good bit of heat and alcohol warmth in the finish. This beerís not bad but i was expecting it to be much hoppier considering the style. Kind of a let down really.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber gold with a minute, fading white head. Aroma is strangely vegetal with a hint of malt. Pineapple hops and later something more resinous dominate the flavor. Lingering mild bitterness but not a lot of complementing malt sweetness. Medium mouthfeel with tongue-tingling carb. Glad I got to try it, but certainly not anything Iíd go out of my way to find again.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Interesting and slightly odd aroma, of wax, a bit of warm plastic, and some white tea. House yeast seems to dominate, Iím not getting much hop aroma. Pours a very hazy pale orange, with a settled super-lacy white head. Flavor maintains some level of peculiarity. Some fresh herbal qualities, more of that mingled styrofoam/plastic/hops in bad water flavor runs through. Bitterness picks up about the same time the orangey malt sweetness does, but itís actually too light. The hop flavor is light, with just a bit of distant resin. Not enough flavor or bitterness to really be considered anything particularly too hoppy.
skoll (404) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour a nice yellow amber with a nice frothy white head that disapated quickly to let out the citruis hoppy nose. I got this big pineapple hoppy taste with a medium bitter aftertaste. Great brew I would have this one again.