craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at Ale Atlanta on 6/2/11 thanks to ChainGangGuy. deep orange pour with a 1 finger white head. sweet caramel nose with some light fruits inc. green apple and pineapple. light sherry notes. medium body with more light fruits - very soft and smooth. sweet. dry, sweet finish with aged malts and dark fruits. definitely past its prime, but still drinking well.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours a good looking bright tangerine color with a tiy bit of a brownish hue. Thin why’d head and some lacing. Nose brings forward some sweet caramel along with a bit of citrus rind. Taste is about he same without much sticking out. I would say this is past its prime. Feel is okay with a medium body and some carbonation to carry what flavors there are. Drinks okay, but I think this one is done.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-06-2010
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at churchkey for takeover tour. Really liked this one a lot. I know they hopped the crap out of it originally, but it’s 5 years old now and what was left was a decently hopped, really refreshing medium bodied ale. Good stuff for sure. A wheat on steroids I guess? Great citrus and grass aromas as well as really smooth clean mouthfeel distinguish it.
Chalsk (1081) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rattle ’N Hum. Pours an amber orange color with a white foam head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Has a fruity taste with a nice bitter layer and some caramel notes throughout. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Tastes like the sweetness has come to the forefront as this brew has aged.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap RnH: Hazy golden with a white film. Papery aroma with a faded hop, quite spearmint like. Velvety body with a minty flavor. Cookiesh malts brace the body, but it’s quite oxidized at this point. Still solid.
blipp (6332) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Oldish hoppy aroma with some toffee sweet malts and herbal notes. the flavor has older herbal-ish hoppy notes and some lighty sweet toffee-like malts. Decent. I bet this was really good fresh.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Naja’s 10/7/2010
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with no head.
Aroma: Peach and light oxidation (tropical fruit covered in caramel).
Taste: Bitter hops and faintly sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, sticky and fully carbonated.
Overall: The mighty has fallen. I loved this fresh, I loved it with 2 years on it even. It’s time to really retire this one.
Travlr (13301) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Churchkey. Bright pine aroma and taste, well balanced bitterness. Quite the nice brew.
tastybeer (1781) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours golden with an off-white head. Flavors of butterscotch, pine. Very nice.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at alewife for the stone total tap takeover ’10. pours a clear, yellow-gold with a thick, bubbly, white head and light lacing. aroma is strong, soapy, slightly dank, sprucy hops with orange citrus peel, lemon pledge, and sugary malts. flavor is still quite hoppy after 5 years with notes of floral soap, multiple orange varieties, and pine resins with unique notes of juniper berries, coriander, and other spices with some candy sugar on the finish. palate is medium bodied, nicely carbonated, and slightly spicy with the trademark stone bitterness. overall, a this one has help up quite well in the keg but i would have loved to try it fresh.