beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear reddish amber with nice creamy frothy head. Aroma is woody, candied orange, sappy, and piney. Flavor is earthy, woody, piney, sappy, and grapefruity with a twinge of orange syrup. It is what it says it is but isn’t my fav type of hops. Still very good.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. This one struck me as amazingly fresh. Pours a clear amber/orange with a white head that heads out the door quickly. Loads of fresh hops, at first I was disappointed in a relative lack of malt... but by the end I was struck by how drinkable this one is, with a relatively decent finish. May come back to this one.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24oz. bottle. Poured copper/orange with a medium white head. Subtle aroma of piney hops and flowers. Flavor is initially malty, but well-balanced and fading to a crisp citrusy hop bitterness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Enjoyable.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24 oz. bottle (thanks kmweaver!). Pours clear dark copper with a thick, off-white head. Toastiness, light marijuana, floral wet hops and a whiff of tropical fruits in the nose. Flavor starts with strong toffee malt backbone, wood then plenty of resinous pine, grapefruit and tea. Ample, yet non-harsh bitterness, moderate sweetness. Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation level. Good.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Dark amber body with a medium sized white head. The nose is lightly sweet and floral with grapefruit, light caramel, cotton candy and tangerine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with grapefruit, orange, cotton candy and caramel. Medium body is soft with light carbonation. Very nice.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper with frothy off-white head, with lacing. Aroma is crushed pine twigs and some sticky citrus fruit. Aroma not as pleasing as what follows. Nice fat, bittersweet malt backbone for all of the hop flavors. Piney flavors, along with pinneapple, bitter orange, apricot and apple. Biting bitterness in the cheeks throughout, very nice. Finish is lingering resin flavors, light bitterness and alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and full. Damn good.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24oz 2007 bottle. pours clear light copper color with fluffy white head. nose is very vibrant fresh green hops, grassy, piney, leafy, earthy/soil notes. but the aroma isn’t as big and hoppy as i was expecting. the flavor has big floral and peppery hop notes getting met with a big dose of cookie malt notes. a big resiny hop finish. the flavor lacks some more fruity hop notes. nice body and smooth carbonation. this is a fun autumn beer to drink. and in the days of a hop shortage, it’s a steal at $2.99/24oz bottle. great stuff.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub in North Huntingdon PA this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a small tan head. The aroma was light, dry and had floral and fruity hop elements. The flavor was dry, sharp and bitter with a strong floral and a mild fruity hop presence and not a whole lot of malts to balance it out. The finish was dry, bitter floral hops.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap @ The Winking Lizard with my boys Tony & Sean after a hard week Friday night. Nose of citrus, perfume, and flowers. Pours a clear copper orange. The frothy white mostly diminishing slightly sticky head leaves fair lace. The brew starts balanced with decent acidity. The bitter and toasty finish is long and gratifying. The medium dry body is lively and feels clean at the finish.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 24oz Bottle. A nose of herbal hops, light on the citrus, creates a floral perfume. It almost reminds me a bit of warrior in the cleanliness of the aroma, but it certainly doesn’t have that resinous quality. Slightly dank, but a honey dipped graham cracker maltiness softens it up somewhat. Medium bodied, mostly creamy mouthfeel. Rather an odd texture and heavy body for the style. Flavors start off with some lightly spicy hops and honey sweetness. As the sweet, sticky malts slowly fade off the palate, some resinous hop flavors build in intensity, leaving a blanket of pithy pine lingering on the palate. A bit too heavy and sweet, and actually has a surprising amount of bitterness and lack of hop aroma for a fresh hop beer.