verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from a 24 oz. bottle a cloudy gold body with a fluffy tan head. Big grapefruit kick up front followed by a long dry finish. Pretty good.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)... Clear amber ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Good, long lasting retention. The aroma provides a bundle of fresh, juicy, English and/or Willamette hops with lots of black tea. Medium to full-bodied and fatty with soft carbonation. Toffee and fresh lupulin. Mildly astringent, moderately bitter finish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24oz. Bottle: Aroma of floral hops with notes of pine, grass, citrus, and caramel malt. Poured deep amber/dark orange in color with a large, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet, and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, caramel malts, resin, pine, and a little pepper. Medium body. Creamy, easy-drinking texture. Average carbonation. Lightly bitter hops finish.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy ruby orange body with a nice even off white head. Aroma has notes of pine, carambola, maple bark, and with a very slight hint of witch hazel.
Taste is of a pepper malt, tamarind, and a touch of kiwi (just for kicks). Not sweet at all, well balanced, and just the right amount of bitterness for it to linger.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pour, having a clear body the color of a shiny penny with a rocky off-white head that leaves loads of lacing. It’s got a caramelly aroma topped with tropical fruit, lemon zest, and a touch of pine. The flavor is quite spicy, the hoppy bitterness easily overriding the malty backbone. Nice prolonged peppery, bitter finish. I like.
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railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was a very good hop up beer with a clean and refreshing flavor and a nice amber pour,flavors of citrus and a nice floral aroma.CHEERS!
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (24oz). First proper Summer balcony rating of 2008. Pours slightly hazy medium-deep amber with large, lasting straw-coloured foamy-fizzy head (4+). The aroma’s fairly similar to the regular Fresh Hop - dry, semi-sweet toasty/juicy malt (pineapple & lemon zest) with a bit of spiciness to the resin/citrus hop bitterness. The taste is quite a bit spicier though - dry, bitter, almost a coriander character, subdued malt, and noticeable alcohol. Average body, quite dry and astringent, the bitterness lasts quite a long time and leaves a dry herbal aftertaste. I quite like it, but I think I slightly prefer the Fall version.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big ol bottle. Frothy white head on a murky brown-amber brew. Nice floral aroma with some citrus and a bit of sweetness. It’s a light aroma but a good one. Very enjoyable flavor. Light citrus blended with floral hops and enough caramel grain to make this very easy drinking. Medium, semi-dry mouth feel and body. Very drinkable and just different enough to get some bonus points.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 24oz bottle a light caramel color with large off-white head and lively carbonation. The nose is strong floral hops with pine, a mild orange note and a touch of light cinnamon spice. The flavor, not really matching the aroma, has some earthy qualities that carry into floral hops (lighter than the aroma would have you believe), pine, and citrus peel bitter. There is also a very light touch of caramel but no real sweetness. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy malt mouth, a drying lingering bitter, and a touch of alcohol warmth on the finish.
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden copper color, with lasting beige head and lacing. Sweet citrus hop aroma, orange peal, and some caramel malt.
Spicy, with a slight bitterness and sweet smooth finish. Very drinkable. Perfect for hot humid night with out sacrificing flavor.