walleye (1087) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from the bottle. poured a nice clear amber with a light tan head. aroma sour orange, pine honey, caramel, floral, a hint of pumpkin pie spice. flavor hops with a touch of honey and the spices . nice dry bitter finish. good beer
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ papago...pours orange/amber with a fluffy tight head that slowly fades. aroma is mostly piney hops with some caramel thrown in. flavor is exactly the same with a creamy mouth feel. dry/bitter finish sticks around for a while. nothing special or complex...just hops and malt, nice!
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle- overwhelming piney aroma. found the beer to be extremely resinous, spicy (when I was expecting more of a citrus hop flavor), and well done. Enjoyed it very much.
brstp (201) - - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. Aroma of pine hops, resin, grass, with almost no citurs or floral. Taste is similar with lots of bitter pine hops, tingly hop finish. Almost no malt, quite dry. Good.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24 oz bottle. This was nice. A clear bronze/golden color. Nice hoppy aroma, and very smooth and easy to drink. Reminded me alot of Celebration, if maybe not a little easier to drink.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange amber with an inch of white head. Aroma is of moderate to faint grassy and floral hops with a hint of pine. In the mouth, itís more bitter than floral and pretty dry.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007/11th Edition 24oz. bomber, pours a beautiful clear copper with a foamy persistent three finger cream colored head, great lacing. Aroma is dewy grass, pine/resin, and lightly floral. Flavor is a tempered but effective hoppy bite, with a nice lingering grassy/spicy finish, only the slightest maltiness to tame the hops, but well balanced. Easily up there with Celebration, and another favorite SN brew; glad this got bottled this year so I have a chance to try!
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz). Clear copper pour, huge foamy beige lasting head. Big up-front hop aroma, conifer and citrus, slightly roast malt way in the background; a bit leafy. The taste is more resiny than I expected, dry, almost burnt bitterness, very light malt body, decent little kick of alcohol in the finish - the acidity builds slowly until itís noticeable. Light body, solid astringency/acidity, fairly quick finish, with a low-level acidic hop-bitter aftertaste. Really solid, Iím going back and buying a case!
pineypower (2906) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Caponeís. Pours a nice moderate copper color with a thin two finger white head. Aroma is all hops, mostly pine and slight citrus. Intense hop flavor, nicely balanced by a little lingering malt in the background. Overall pine and citrus hops shine through in a very nice combination. Very good.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I noted the enthusiasm of the hops was tempered by the cool malty flavor after a great looking pour filled my pint glass. Even as the glass sat unattended, the taste remained strong with a bitter aftermath.