hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade from douglas88 (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, earthy, toasted caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of citrus, caramel, lighter floral hops, and pineapples. Sweet oranges and caramel start with a lighter bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to JF.
Lightly hazed golden amber with moderate off white edgeing and spotting.
Nose is caramel malt, light spice, bitter citric peel, earthy hop.
Taste comprises light pine, orange pith, grapefruit, touch of mango, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness.
Drinkable stuff but lower end of the style spectrum for me.
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice as a pale ale. Neutral aroma, medium golden colour with one and a quarter inch head, lacey. A good bitterness, big in-mouth hops, like a double pale ale. Well malted. Caramel and a decent mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to blutt59. Pours a clear orange orange with a large, off-white head. Rings of sticky lace. Nose is sticky booze, red fruits, sweet nectarine. Taste up front is richer, syrupy, and sharp boozy. Ends with pretty soft balance. Not bad at all but sugary and pretty boozy. Not really bitter at all.
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours amber. White head. Nose of hops, apple and caramel malt. Taste is hops, caramel malt and dry pinewood finish.
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Clear golden to light orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, very hoppy, fruit hops, soft to average bitterness, some tropical fruitiness. Medium body and carbonation.
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. The beer is a lustrous orange-copper color with a medium foamy light beige head that recedes slowly. Sticky sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits and hops. Medium body with flavors of zesty citrus, hops and bready malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering slightly resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large, off-white head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of orange, pine and alcohol. Taste is bitter with orange, alcohol, caramel and fruits. Light bubbles, low residual sweetness.
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ Papsoe
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
shrubber85 (7598) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tangerine and pepper/orange peel aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Light pepper finish. Pretty good.