Aurelius (4655) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty, maple gold brew, carpeting white head. Squat, west coast 12 oz bottle - I like the embossed logo, good cap. Hoppy nose with an indistinct fruitiness - although after reading the commercial description, I did get the apricot - and a little clean sweat. If you hold your breath and sip, you get a very fruity sweetness. Sturdy bitterness on the back and sides of the tongue. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, grapefruit pith finish. Very nice. ABC, Betton.
csaso (1687) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, piney and floral hop aroma and flavor, good sweet malt balance
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temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA. Sort of generic, but well executed. It’s got a great hop aroma and flavor, not as bitter as I want, but I like it really bitter. It’s a good IPA, one that I would definitely buy a sixer of.
PorterPounder (6216) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Betton) - 12 oz bottle. Slightly sparkling medium golden pour, slightly thinnish with sticky white head that leaves bubbly lacing. Aroma has some light spruce notes, a bit of mango-like fruitiness. Flavor is refreshing with some light bittersweet citrus notes, some spearmint accents, and a touch of green tea. Mouthfeel is more thin than thick. Better than expected.
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle carefully poured to my 1/2 pint sampler so as not to rouse too much of the layer of sediment on the bottom. Still displayed a hazed, orange/golden hue, with good persistence to the off white, frothy, bubbles & cream head, and lasting cling to the tight rings & spots of lacing. The aroma was expressive grapefruit & orange, with touches of tropical fruit & pine. Medium+ bodied, the flavor added potent & very lingering, earthy, citrusy, & rind-like hop bitterness, light graininess, but good malt support. Maybe presented just a touch of malt sweetness, but was mainly crisp & dry, and finished the same, with the hop bitterness remaining on the palate well past the finale. A very hoppy and hearty IPA.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden-orange with big, foamy white head, silky legs / Bright nose of citrus, tropical fruit, coconut, pine, and cream / Medium to full body, subdued fruit, good biting hops, somewhat astringent, and bitter finish / Muted flavors of orange peel, cut pine, grapefruit, and soap / Very nice.
yespr (35099) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Stub and Herbs. Pours clear and golden orange with no lasting/small white head. Aroma is fruity and light peachy. Crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, crisp hoppy and light citrusy to peachy. Bitter and citrusy crisp hops finish.
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appears as an orange/brown beer; the aroma has floral hops, and when I sip it has a great deal of malt, both barley and caramel. The taste is mostly balanced, and somewhat bitter. The palate isn’t very notable. Nonetheless, the Saga is a rather good beer; it’s interesting and complex.
WavyMan (9) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Got this from Cub Liquor for first try. Tasted great with steak on the grill with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Will probably try again.
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy honey color with 3/4" of stiff white head. Aroma is sweet and tropical with a mix of citrus and other fruits. Taste is the same, and the malt is clean, allowing the hop bitterness to punch through in the end. $2/12oz