Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Nov 2013, bottle. red/orange with thick frothy head. nose is pine hops, slightly sweet granola malt, some alcohol. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Pine/resin hops, some granola malt, mild bitter finish. decent.
DocJitsu (583) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper golden color with a rather large, tan head. The aroma is a mild, well-blended malt and hop profile. The moutfheel is characterized by a lightly powdery palate with a full body. The flavor is malt forward with an off-putting sour-bitter hop presence.
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber with tan head. Muted aroma. Flavor is dominated by soapy hops with some malty sweetness.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Rating #3. Dark copper color with a slight haze and a light tan head. Grapefruit and a little pine on the nose. Big bitterness up front and lingering through to the aftertaste, not really getting anything but extreme bitterness. (2753)
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with a khaki head. Caramel and sugar sweetness with hints of pineapple. Some orange, grapefruit, and some tea. A bit of grass, pine, and maybe a little tropical fruit. The flavor is fairly sweet with a moderate bitterness. Caramel, brown sugar, pineapple, and citrus. Grapefruit peel, pine, and tea.
BMan1113VR (7684) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with an off-white head that slowly fades. Aromas are of big tropical fruits, citrus, mango, pine and resin along side way too much sticky caramel and nutty/astringent tannic extracted malt. I am a bit torn. I love the super fresh hop profile, but despise the amount of sweet crystal malt that I am smelling. Flavors are tropical fruit, but a near cloying sweetness with massive body. This beer (about 2 weeks old at the max) is saved purely by how fresh it is. Grass, mango, papaya, low bitterness. Huge body with massive amounts of caramel. Lively carbonation, full bodied. Great hop profile, but WHY would you add so much dextrin malt?