kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty aroma. Thick malt and toffee flavor. Mineral malty flavor. Soda
mouthfeel. Very bitter finish. Salt and hops on the finish
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber appearance with a large, eggshell white head and good lacing. Typical cascade hop aroma of citrus, along with some resin, which carries over to the taste. Malts in the background offer a touch of sweetness, but bitterness rules the flavor. Dry, medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange yellow, thick off white head. Aroma is hops, peat, caramel. Not a good start, since I dislike peat intensely. Flavor is hoppy bitter, somewhat peaty and malty. The peat/wet dog/bog flavor is not as bad as I expected from the aroma, so I can drink this beer alright. I would not buy it again though.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a bright golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor are very hoppy. Lots of floral and citrus notes, particularly grapefruit. Some bitter pineyness in the finish. Not much malt. A nice beer, but rather one note.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Also drinken while at a Phish show... i know an unfair advantage...Amber with white medium head. Aroma is floral sweet and bread/dough. Flavor is the same but very bitter also.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at Tap House in Charlottesville.
It pours a light amber gold with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is very hop forward with notes of florals, grapefruit, and a slight graininess. The taste reminds me of something that was dry hopped with the hops definitely taking center stage. Herbal, floral, and citric notes are all present, but not much from the malt side. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a long, hoppy finish. Overall there wasn’t much to make this brew stand out, but it is still decent and sessionable.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at OTH. Pours clear gold with soapy white head. Nose is slight caramel, grapefruit, pine, and bitterness. Flavor is similar with some sweetness added to the bitterness. Medium body and so-so overall.
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of hops (grass, herbal, orange, pine) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Purchased at Winslow’s Tavern, Greenville, NC
No head whatsoever. Decent flavor but was flat. Disappointed - made me feel like I had a bad bottle (it was a twist top).
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle... pours a deep orange with a 1 finger white head... deep citrus hop / light malt nose... medium body with dark hop notes, some caramel malt... nice deep bitter finish... well balanced IPA.