PhillyCraft (1970) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler sample from Stacy after her Alaska trip. Pours cloudy orange with thin white head and lacing. Aromas of hops, spruce, wood, malts. Taste is moderately refreshing with spruce, maple, pine, and fruit coming through.
nbutler11 (1261) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating from my backlog. On tap at the brewery. Hay-colored pour with a trim white head. Smells like Christmas -- loaded with juniper and pine. Sticky on the palate with sap. This was highly touted for the recipeís history, but was probably their worst beer.
MaltOMeal (1087) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Nose is faint, but sweet spruce tips is noticeable. The taste is of a typical blonde; didnít notice spruce tips in the taste. Mouthfeel is dry and bitter.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a growler. Heavy on the palate though not that flavorful. Hop water melds into a nice piny finish, which is beerís best feature. Overall, just okay. Some spruces, resins, maple and hay. Rated 8/15/02
bvc (1102) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at GABBF. Pours a lightly clouded hay yellow with a strange greenish tint to it and a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and earthy medicinal like with pine and a bit of wheat. Creamy moderate carbonated feel. Sweet and creamy smooth with earthy light pine and honey. The spruce shows, nothing like Shortís spruce tip, but definitely get the spruce and this is something I wish i could get locally...I would drink again.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@GABBF2010. Hazy golden color/ white head. Pungent spruce tip, honey aromas. Light body. Sweet spruce sap flavors with honey biscuit malts. Crisp clean finish. good.
smileyski612 (2) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the second best beer I have ever had. The aroma is incredibly very appealing, and gives you a good preview of the unique taste that spruce tips have. The taste is unlike anything you have ever had, as the beer is unique, but delicious and very palatable. Overall I give it a perfect score
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[1653-20080903] Tap. Floral soap and spruce and sweat yeast aroma. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Hint of strawberry spruce soap in the flavour. Light-medium body is mildly bitter. Not offensive but is a little odd.
<i>(@ brewpub; Skagway, AK)</i>
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-09-03. Hazy pastel gold body with a small white head. Aroma is quite mild, some pale malts and maybe some spruce. Flavour has a light fruity character, light bitterness and a very light note of vegetation that could be resulting from hops, spruce, or something else entirely. Average palate. Quaffable but on the light side in the flavour. On tap at the brewpub
Nik925 (694) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An awesome smell comes off this one, this is something unique. The malt is a little weak, and once again those odd lager yeast flavors rear their ugly head but this one still shines. This beer would be horrible without the spruce tips, but with them, it is really good.
And the spruce keeps scurvy away!