HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite kind of beer, the hoppy, barleywine like object that clashes between sweet malts and hops. Just decent. Not much rye spice.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden copper with a white head and some good lacing. Smells nice with nice, zesty hops and a bit of malt. Taste brings forward a good amount of hoppy bitterness and some sligt spice. Feel is nice with good carbonation levels. Drinks quite well. I always seem to enjoy what Short’s does with hops.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-11-2010
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours wheat color. Aroma of pine. Even sweetness with a great bitter finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour with a small, dense, white head. Lush, resinous pine and grapefruit aroma with some balance of biscuit and toffee and a hint of spicy rye. Lots of pine and fresh grapefruit flavor with a little bit of caramel and toffee. Finishes spicy and peppery with a little dry biscuit and floral, grassy, lingering hop bitterness. Nicely balanced. Creamy, medium body with soft carbonation.
bigtaster (552) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, great carmel and hop aroma, with some floral component. Taste is bitter a bit or brown sugar. Overall tasty, but nothing special.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
EBF. Pours a hazy golden orange body with an off white head. Floral citrus, earth salty fruit a bit like a strong hoppy barley wine. Strong earth tones and some tea like bitterness. Nice.
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Pours clear dark golden in color with a medium creamy white head. The aroma was grapefruit and citrus hops, pine, bready caramel malt, and alcohol. The flavor didn’t seem to have much of a malt presence at all. Big grapefruit hop bitterness, pine, and more alcohol. Moderate sweetness with some acidity. Medium bodied. I think I was expecting more from this one.
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2008. Pours clear light orange with a spare, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, grain, straw), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grass, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apples. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity, and heavy bitterness.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at ’08 BSAF. Beer is cloudy, medium-hued oxidized gold. Head is large, off-white, foamy/rocky, beige, slowly diminishing but mostly lasting. Flecky lazy apple spot-like trails of lacing.<P>The aroma is malty with a light note of biscuit; Hoppy with moderately/heavy notes of resin/pine, moderate notes of grapefruit oil, light notes of alfalfa/grass; Yeasty with a light sweaty, rubbery note; Miscellaneous note of green apple.<P>The flavor is heavily/moderately bitter, moderately sweet with a lightly acidic, moderately/heavily bitter, grippy finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/syrupy and the carbonation is lighter than average.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, light carmel, light pine and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit rind, light pine, light earthiness and a hint of spice with a crisp lingering bitter finish.