SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy copper, thin white head, sticky full body, medium carbonation.
Aroma: ton of resinous hops, simcoe, apricot, faint caramel malt.
Taste: loads of fresh sweet resinous hops (simcoe, pine, citrus, floral), alcohol, and a hint of caramel malt.
Ton of brilliant fresh hops, but not too bitter. A hop showcase with multi-variety complexity.
Thewade (311) - USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2013 Wow. Pretty extreme. Not for the light hop hearted. Everything you’d expect from this beer is there. Spruce. Light citrus. Well balanced, and especially good with about a year aged on it.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to dixonian , golden color with an herbal onion and garlic aroma, flavor is more of the same with some additional mineral and floral notes, finish is bitter
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Sierra Taphouse. Clear, rich honey color topped with a small white head that becomes a ring and laces delicately. Lovely aroma, sweet, fruity & floral hops. Fullish body, light carbonation (almost flat, caskish), balanced, not sticky. Sweet up front, very floral, flavors of peach, pineapple--which is closely tied into the alcohol--light citrus notes of orange, long bitter finish by plenty of sugars to carry the substantial hops. Very yummy.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Golden super hop elixir. Pervasive bitterness fights against sweet heat. Hazy grass & other super funk flavors.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is an orange-brown with a hint of red and a medium white head with heavy lacing. Sweet, very strong grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of piney resin. Flavor is extremely hoppy (of course) - flowery, grassy flavor up front giving way to grapefruit (and other) citrus and finishing with woody notes. A fantastic brew.
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light amber in color. Nose is sweet. Good hop presence is noticable. Very hoppy. Crisp and clean hop character with a little sweetness to take off the edge. No alcohol at all. Dangerously easy to drink.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a tasty beverage. It abandons the standard SN "hop profile" as they say. Nice. Pours hazy amber with a small offwhite head that leaves spider web lace. Smells big and dripping resiny and citrusy hoppy. Tastes good. Huge resiny and citrus hop flavors. Some of the floral notes mentioned in the commercial description as well. Big bitterness that lingers and lingers. I like this brew. Nice, full body with good carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 3/2/11: 3/2/11: Draught at TND: Aroma of hops. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, grass, hop oil, resin, and light caramel. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Bitter, hop, pine, finish is dry.
1/31/11: 22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, grass, fresh hop cones, light pineapple, light citrus, and light malt. Really hoppy and fresh scent. Poured amber in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, resin, light caramel, light pineapple, grass, and light citrus. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Heavily bitter, light to medium sweet, hop, grass, malt, pineapple, grass, resin finish is dry. 10.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 9/4/8/4/16 = 4.1
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold colored body with a tall off-white head.
Flowery citrus hop aroma.
A bit on the sweet side, yet the hops are there.