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 (6373) - 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 (2974) - 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.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24 oz bottle. Clear woody orange with a holding off-white head. Chunky rings of lace. Doughy, soapy with some spicy floral; mild malts. Slick and relatively thick with buzzy carb. Juicy orange and grapefruit with lime peel. You can feel the hops all over this but still soft. Numbing bready finish lingers with pith.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ BSP. Pours a luscious dark amber orange with a punch of hops in the nose of all varieties: herbal, piney, grassy. More on the palate as a distinctly minty flavor develops towards the pleasantly bitter finish. However, the strong caramel malt backing helps balance this out, as well as not being overwhelmingly bitter. Better than I had expected.
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz. Very excited to find this at the local store. Did not disappoint. Darker in color than expected. Imagine their 20th Celebration Ale with more hops and you get this ale. If I were stranded on a desert island and I had 100 cases of this ale with me I would be a hoppy man! Extremely quaffable and satifying!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24 oz bottle, 11th edition 2007 harvest. Pours amber in color with white head. Aroma mix of floral and pine hops. Taste hoppy and lite malt with clean finish.
jlthiering (48) - Viginia Beach, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. I could enjoy this one a regular basis. The 24 oz. bottle was a plus as well. Pretty cheap at 3.50 for that size!
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby color, lasting white head with fine bubbles. Pretty beer. Earthy aroma with pine, cinnamon, citrus. Fairly tasty, just a hint of grassiness. Smooth finish. Good stuff.