brokensail (13676) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with a big white head. Nose is kind of bland. Bready malt, sweet citrus hop notes, and floral aromas. Kind of watery, too. The flavor is not all that impressive either. Bread, some toast, and maybe a little bit of citrus. Floral hops, light pine, and a touch of bitterness on the finish.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s back, and in bottles. This one from Corti Brothers. Pours dark gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is interestingly spicy. And citrusy. Med body til the foam leaves. Flavor is very light caramel with some spice and citrus. I could believe there’s a trace of rye in it. Quite tasty for the ABV.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, herbal hops and faint malts. The taste is spicy hops, pale malts, tart apple. Medium bodied, refreshing.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a golden orange appearance with a thin off white head. Vanilla cake, grapefruit, tropical fruit, quite herbal aroma. A bit chewy, herbal/fruity, pineapple, grapefruity hoppy, toasted malty, a bit grassy, slightly sweet flavor. Not a bad beer.
crossovert (9585) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botled 03/08/13. Seems like they might have been slow to roll this out in chi. Its a clear golden amber pour with a nice head. Dry hops subdued at this point. IT has a sharp toffee scent, bread, and still retains a bit of the tropical hops. The flavor is decent. Almost light lager-like with a good bready malt base and a hint of toastiness. Medium to low bitterness, lemony hop flavor. Very light and easy-drinking. I like it as a summer beer but it’s a bit old.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Commons Ale House SaMo ][ $5- ][ Conical Pint ][ 7.25.14 ]
>> Lower foam on chill haze orange gold pour. Nose is ear wax, nutty, honey, sticky. Taste is sticky lemon drops, stale hoppy beer character, celery, minerally, nutty bitterness. Heavier mouthfeel. Higher carbonation. Eh.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweet fruity hops, apricot and mild grainy malt in the aroma.
The flavour is mild sweetness and some fruity hops. Weak bitterness. Thin. Very easy.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gummy-fruit / mandarin orange nose with raw yeast off-notes. Sweet, medium bodied, relatively low bitterness, citric / orange-heavy, somewhat juicy. Sugar film finish. Orange otter pop pale ale.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks zvikar. Golden-colored. Aroma of citric hops, kinda stale, and some cookie-ish malt. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness and citric hops, a bit stale, with decent bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough but still OK.
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear copper with a clinging off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a seriously bitter finish. Very drinkable.