ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad pale ale. Light and golden with an ok hop bite. Very balanced, almost to the point of boringness. Tried at the Yardhouse in Las Vegas in 2014.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange/gold with nice, heavy golden head. Aroma is funk, dough, wheat, lemon. Some orange notes and sweetness on the tongue. A nice caramel-ly tone here too. Lighter than expected and refreshing.
halfonit (1151) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Battleship. Darker golden color. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. It has a little more of a crisp and citrusy charecter. The Amarillo hops really come through.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston, TX. Citrus, floral, and malt notes with balanced hops.
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KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a glassy amber with a lively body and an ample white head. Nose is orange rind soaked in grapefruit juice. Flavor is honey-soaked grapefruit, oats, and orange rind. Thick on the tongue. Good beer.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Had nice light toffee scents with nice light amber color. The taste is in your face bitter with a hint of caramel.
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Big hop nose, citrus, and floral. Noticeable diacetyl. Solid malt notes with a great balancing hops. Really not digging the diacetyl.
ilovedarkbeer (2227) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a light ruby color with a large creamy canvas head. Notes of apricots, caramel sugar, and sweet breads. Very well balanced and not overly astringent. Me gusta.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a disappearing light tan head and amber color. Aroma is resin/herbal, slight medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal/tea hops bite, secondary light/medium malt-slight caramel.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 L - cask version served at the downtown SLC brewery - labeled at "Crest Trail" pale ale, but according to RB it is an alias of hop riot - pours a faintly hazy medium yellow color with smallish pure white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma has some citrusy hops, notes of pear, apple, and raspberry, faint note of lightly toasted malt. Flavor is mildly hoppy, bit of malt and touch of light caramel. Finish is just to the bitter side of malty. Palate is a bit watery (not sure if this is at all affected by being the cask version). This is overall alright. The fruityness in the aroma seems a bit out of place, but again this may be affected by being on cask. I wouldn’t run out for another one of these, but it is decent.