JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale straw coloured brew. Sticky lacing. Very fresh hop aroma, zesty lemon citrus, and rich herbal/noble character. Very pilsnerish in its hop selection. Lots of earthy/flowery hops with a bit of soft raspberry-like sweetness. Very fresh with lean crisp malts letting the hops shine through. I’ll be buying more of this one, I guarantee.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow colour with off white head. Slight musty aroma with malts. The hops are not strong and overpowering, hops is present but is not hidden. Light hop bitterness in the flavour with a clean refreshing palate with light acidicy.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with and orange-gold body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s bitter and hoppy with a piney note, a little grass and a touch of malt. Light to medium bodied, smooth and dry.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden in color with a thick and frothy white head. Resinous and sticky aroma - very inviting. Sweet malt base is a nice platform for the agressive hoppiness of this ale. Lots of grass and lemon tang, with some residual dryness
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via trade with Jah Noth (Thanks!) A fruity hop nose at first, grapefruit, light and citrusy, with a definate pine note to the hops. Pours a clear golden color with a rocky white head that lingers. Taste is the bitter hopped out flavor is what comes to the forefront. Less of the fruitiness that you get in the aroma is not very prevalent in the taste. Somewhat grainy and gritty too. Palate is definitely bitter with a long lasting aftertaste. Overall, Solid but not stellar. There’s something weird about the taste that I can’t put my finger on but its a sort of a twang.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chewy, fruity hop, honey and wheat nose. Chewy and peppery taste, a bit overcarbonated, but has a nice husky grain, wheat and chewy orange-flavored hop taste. Nothing spectacular, but still enjoyable.
CapFlu (4317) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Courtesy of a trade with Blankboy. Really been looking forward to this beer. Read a lot about it but never seen it at the numerous Northern NY beer fests? Pours a foamy, almond-coloured thin head. It doesn’t really dissipate much - nice retention. Clear light golden colour. Nose is very fruity, very citrus, very orange. Flavour of sharp orange hops with a watery after-palate followed by a slight bitter hop finish. Everything you need in an APA. Lovely stuff.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a very clear honey gold color with a soapy layer of brilliant white head. Gardeny aroma of goldenrod pollen and perfumy iris stalks blend nicely with some pithy orange atop a gently baked barley malt base. Light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a cleansing prickle. Fresh hop flavors abound among the light malt base. Very tasty. The hops give it a nice dark pithy character with a touch of almost rye-ish spice. A long herbal spicy finish rounds this out nicely.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I got a growler of this from the 6 pack house of beer (West) in erie. I wasnt impressed as i had been with other souther tier brews but for a autumn seasonal i guess it was decent.
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear golden, firm small head. Citric grapefruity hop aroma. Sweet with clean mouthfeel. Lots of hay and grapefruit from the hops. WIth it’s interesting sweaty hay character it gets reminiscent of an Americanized Hook Norton Haymaker. Lingering bitter finish. In many Southern Tier I have found the malt profile to be too hard and clean, but in this beer the mouthfeel is a little more rounded and the crispness feels more appropriate.