BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow/gold pour that is a bit hazy. An inch + of white foamy head leaving webbed lacing. Pils nose that is sweet malt, grain and floral hops with a bit of funk. Fairly smooth mouth, lt/med body and appropriate crispness. There is a maltiness to Road Trip, but this more about floral/citrus hops. Not a big pilsner fan, but I liked this - probably because it isn’t really a pils. Great after work brew.
DrinkinWell (260) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold. Lemon, honey, citrus on the nose. Herbs and spices, sweet citrus. Nice summer ale.
deaconmike (375) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma and taste have plenty of Pilsner character. A touch of spice and dryness. Body is a bit heavier though. Nice crisp carbonation. Ok, but don’t really care for the style.
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden orange color with white head. This has a light aroma with pale malt and slight hops. Simple and easy beer to drink.
labattslover74 (30) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden orange color with hardly any head. Smells of malt, spice and citrus. Taste is spicy hops and citrus, with a lingering after taste of of a crisp spice. I am not as impressed with this as I thought I would be. Still better than Heineken, but not something I would put on my list of good brews
ttutony (650) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with a white head. Not much on the aroma, a little grain and slightly yeasty funky smell. Palate has some more of a phenolic yeast note along with cereal grain and a slight citrus flavor.
tmongoose (1256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear golden yellow color with white head. aroma malty touch of spice and hops. the flavor a little different than what I expected it to be. medium malt backbone. with that pils flavor in the middle and then on the end flavorful hoppiness almost finished dry. not sure what you want to call this but its not bad..has more pils flavor than anything else.
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to a generous Florida trader for a chance to reacquaint myself with a Southern gem. This light summer drinker did not stand out much but it still proves that all golden / blond ales can be more than a method for distributing alcohol.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy mandarin orange base shimmers with active carbonation under a sheltered white head. Lemon crisp, wheat, and dry notes with a dash of yeast add character that makes it a bit unique. Ripening bananas feel just a bit out of place however.
Flavor / Palate - Lemon, yeast, and dry notes are the first impression from a fluid refreshing mouthfeel that washes across the tongue. The bitter transition tastes a bit like oaky champagne before morphing into a wheaty finish that sits in the throat. A decent wit beer has only one troublesome aspect - the spiciness feels a bit too amped up compared to other flavors. Even so it is worth trying once.
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, aroma is light pale malts and noble hop. Taste is pale malt, bitter pine and dry finish, slightly harsh
SPDickerman (940) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours lightly hazy golden orange with a large white head. Smells grainy, earthy, hints of bitterness. Taste is bitter, grainy, earthy, hints of subtle fruit. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Sweetwater Road Trip finishes with a kiss of sweetness.
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, from Homer321. Best by 7/01/14. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Good off-white head with good retention. Leaves nice, thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Nice light peppery pilsner malt type aromas. Some light citrus, moderate breadiness. Good moderate bitter, light sweet taste. Tasty, satisfying complex and flavorful golden ale. Great spicy herbal hop on it.