blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 bottles [12oz each] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized lasting frothy white head. Aroma of lots of resiny citrus hops and not much else, and I love it! Flavour, again, of lots of resiny citrus hops and with a long-lasting bitter finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Medium bodied. Somewhat one-dimensional perhaps but for this hophead, I think it’s great!
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another big, hoppy offering from Southern Tier. First sip hits you with a nice blast of hops, but finishes surprisingly smooth with some distinct citrus notes. Medium to high bitterness, some lingering aftertaste. Pretty solid, but I think their single IPA is better.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and dried out/dusty dirt. Tastes of citrus, floral, lighter caramel, and some tropical fruitiness.
kassner (1506) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 bottle from 3 Sons, great aroma, blond cloudy with little head, peppery plenty of hops but a sweet candy finish with alittle iron.
Scouser (324) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow colour white lacing. Citrus aroma. Malty sweet taste, a liittle too much for an IPA. Very drinkable, but kinda average.
pkbites (823) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average macro looking pour.
Nice floral notes with a hoppy taste. Bitter, but still smooth and refreshing. On tap at 3 cellars in Franklin, WI.
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a welcome deep golden with a white head. Nice hop aroma of tangerine citrus and tropical fruits. NIce, simple pale malt base to showcase the hops, no caramel/crystal cluttering things up. Notes of grain/cracker then comes a nice juicy orange/grapefruit citrus hop character plus some of that mango/papaya flavor - I’m guessing they used some Simcoe and Amarillo in here. Drinks very easily, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The only thing I would change is add a some more hop bitterness. Nice beer, though.
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Lure’s near Annapolis. Very light color with a nice head of loosely piled foam. Nice bright citric aroma. Drinks with a nice tight citric bite and a tangy tingle. Delish! (#3945, 7/13/2010)
strap (691) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
light amber with minimal head. citrusy hops, resembling grapefruit. slightly sweet, good hoppy feel to it.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from Fathead’s.
A-pours a slightly haze light orangish amber with a tiny bit of pure white head.
S-the nose is quite hoppy with little malt, but present. lightly toasted malt, tons of pine with notes of citrus hops, grapefruits and tangerine.
T-the taste is bigger than the nose, lightly toasted malt makes a small presence, the pine is strong with a light citrus hop flavor in the back with tastes of grapefruits and tangerine. the finish is moderately bitter lingering for a moment.
M-smooth and syrupy with a medium body and a good carbonation, slick on the back of the throat and slightly dry.
D-this is tasty, hop bomb with a great feel and nice finish. clean and tasty!