marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.This light copper beer poured with a thin off-white head and a pine aroma. There is a clean and refreshing caramel malt flavor with a pleasant hop presence. This is a pale ale made with perfectly blended basic ingredients, resulting in a very tasty brew.
olio (4082) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20090503.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of hops, sweet fruits, some caramel malts and hints of toffee. Flavor of caramel malts, sweet fruits, hops, hay and toffee. Decent.
laiti (3930) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 02.05.2009
Aroma is fresh with hops, some citrus and wheaty notes. Flavour has fruits, hops, soapy citrus, some apricot and wheaty notes. Also some alcohol. A stronger version of Hop Sun.
boozedude (1004) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange...white head..arona is alcohol caramel hopps..taste is STRONG...weird taste but good..like a hoppy worthers orignal... buttery finish.. like it
MadRobin (999) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Hazy, golden straw with 2-finger ivory head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of green tea, caramel and pungent hops.
Tastes sharply of pine resin and caramel with spice, fruit, citric and floral hops and grass. Starts bitter but amble malt sweetness quickly asserts itself.
Full body and high carbonation produce a very assertive mouthfeel.
This is a "big" beer in everything but the aroma.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mnurda (959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample. American Strong Ale could be my new favourite beer. Great blend of hops and citrus. Loved this one
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If rust could look smooth with waves of golden highlights and penny copper hues, then this would be the pour of Southern Tierís Hoppe cascading down the bomber into my neat Oktoberfest mug. Too bad it stayed in the fridge, opened, for nearly a week before I had a chance to try it out. Nonetheless, the flavors are fairly intact enough for a decent rating. Nose of (almost burnt) biscuit with hints of caramel and almond. Musky citrus notes. Great bitter punch in the overall taste from grassy residue. Almond, again, hits the palate this time. Decent mouthfeel. Overall: Grassy, nutty, honey, past-prime-citrusy. Rebuy: Yes.
PhillyCraft (1974) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Pat. Pour is a golden orange color with sticky 2 finger white head. Aromas of oranges, biscuity malt, older hops, and pine. Taste is similiar to aroma with the bitter pine and orange citrus coming through the most. I think this one was on the shelf for a little too long or I dont like the hops they used.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark orange with a thin white head and nice lacing. Aroma is awesome caramel malts, juicy hops and pine. Taste is beautifully malty with a nice hop bite. This has been sitting for several months and itís still great.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured an orange gold color. Good sized off white head, 2 fingers, that retained its shape and body for a while. Good head retention on swirling the glass.
S-- Not a hop bomb by the smell. Balanced between hops and malt. Carmel, honey, grapefruit and orange blossom in the smell. Definite sweet smelling beer.
T-- Syrupy sweet first sip. Lots of syrupy orange and sugary grapefruit flavors coming through. Falls short in the taste.
M-- Much better mouthfeel. A lot of citrus flavors in the mouth and the sugar drops off after the taste. Lemon, orange, grapefruit and some pine. Prickly and oily tasting. Just a bit of a carmel finish. Might need to be a little more unbalanced towards the hops. A little too much balance and still too much sweetness.
D-- Better mouthfeel than taste. A little too sweet and syrupy for me. Has a lot of good things going on with this but the first few sips of this were so syrupy. Very drinkable after the syrupy beginning and well hidden ABV. Would score a lot higher but the syrup beginning really hurt.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Personally I would love some extra bitterness in the taste. Pours with vague clarity, light lacing, and a golden hue. Aroma is very mild, as is the taste.