MaroonOrange (86) - - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with light head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy with wort, grass and pine. Finish is hops with citrus.
klaing (86) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dull medium brown with a filmy and persistent head. Lovely nutty aroma, and a lovely taste. Hazelnuts with lemon zest followed by a generous hopping. Depth of flavor in the aftertaste. Is this really only 4.4%?
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Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in San Diego. Red-brownish in colour with fair head. Aroma is of pines and woody. Little bit dry and sweet-bitter. Hint of citrus. Lot of hops. Little bit like IPA.
matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep rich red-brown color with a whitish head. Aroma is full on fruit, papaya and grapefruit. Hints of freshly cut grass as well. Taste slightly sweet and floral which nicely balances the bitterness. Silky and luxurious on the palate, although rather flat.
jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red colored body with a small khaki colored head. Smell is sweet caramel malts and a lot of citrus and pine hops. Taste is also sweet caramel and toffee upfront from the malts. A nice and strong hoppy finish.
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer. When you first smell this you will think, wow that smells like an IPA. The aroma is identical of that of a well balanced IPA. Then you taste it. Yes the hoppines is there but it is oddly very sweet. It is almost like a combination of a Saison and an IPA. Pretty good stuff overall.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Right. A very good hoppy ale. Noticeable hops, especially on the aftertaste. Not bitter.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pine aroma. Medium hop with a light sweetness on the taste. Very balanced ale. Taste like a stone.
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite its somewhat watery consistency, it displays a very balanced character of simple ingredients. The slightly hoppier than usual finish makes it a little more interesting than the average amber ale. A great session beer.
bs476 (80) - - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is amazing. A deep rich amber tone that belies the light ale. Although alcohol is subdued it is *not* a watery beer. Notes of grass and coffee are most obvious. Bitterness is subdued and I think this is a huge plus. Great beer.