adrian910ss (2548) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear yellow gold with a medium white head. Aroma of bitter piney hops with a floral tone touch. Taste is bitter hoppy with hints of light pine and grapefruit.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very clear light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, light grapefruit and malty. Flavor is grapefruit, light caramel, light spice and bready. Medium dry finish. Light-medium body, light sticky texture.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Say, this is good. Wasn’t sure what to expect; thought it might be an Oktoberfest style. Instead lovely fresh hops on the nose, and nice and toasty malt. Slightly nutty flavor of toasted pumpkin seeds. Good malt balance. Really tasty.
cheap (5113) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
ST, expecting an over the top experience. Lid pop yeilds hop candy pine aroma. Looks ubiquitous pale yellow but is sparkling nicely. Rude hop taste bud bitter mowing palate. Premium bitter? More like an IPA. Soapy oily with lots of biting personality. Lingering bitter nearly terrible slippery mouth coating medicinal finish. Most likely would not purchase again. Burping volatile hoppy gasses. Quite difficult one time 12 oz bottle.
bp (866) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a nice clear golden amber color with a frothy white head, nice fresh hoppy aroma, a little citrus, taste is hoppy with a nice bitter finish - though not overpowering bitterness, I could drink a lot of this stuff. Southern Tier always seems to do the hoppy beers real well and this one is no exception.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very light copper, yellowish color- certainly not the "deep ruby" noted in the description. Decent head. Nose is sharp and crisp, lots of light floral and some citrus notes. Flavor is mostly hops- heavy on the bitterness, but not at all abrasive. Heavy on the grapefruit and lemon, c-hop citric flavors. Good, though no especially exciting.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer! Pours a light clear orange/amber with lots of tiny bubbles and a medium thick white creamy froth. Fantastic fresh citrus hop aroma with lesser notes of pine, grapefruit and sugary malt. First taste is very earthy and extremely bitter. One of the best "everyday" beers (bought in a six-pack at normal price). I get real annoyed when brewers try to Americanize English styles... however this one is done correctly and is delicious! Lighter body, very drinkable, lots of lively carbonation. Light malt character with loads of fresh piney bittering hops and a decent amount of citrus for depth.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is of pine hops and some citrus. taste is similar to a dry-hop IPA with citrus and pine hops balanced with sweet caramel. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice, crisp, but not harsh, bitterness to it. Wish I had more.
Maddog (502) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big surprise. I thought I was in for a hideously malty Octoberfest style ale, which in my opinion is the worst style of beer on the market. Harvest ale was light, fresh with a citrusy hop aroma and a flavor of a pale ale or even a nicely hopped pilsner. I was so happy to experience this beer, that I will go out tomorrow and buy a sixer for the first Ohio State Football Game.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from my new craft brew outlet, Canal’s in Lawrenceville. Pours clear and light copper and supports a medium and dense white head. Initially, the aroma is very much that of an IPA. Hoppy, citrusy and piney. The flavors run in the IPA pack as well with a burst of grapefruit giving way to mild caramel and toasted malt. The texture seems thin but enjoyable and the finish is modestly dry and crisp. I wouldn’t peg this for an ESB as it fits more closely along the lines of a hoppy pale ale or IPA. Style designation aside, this is a refreshing beer and another top tier offering from Southern Tier.