Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Torben Matthews tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170413
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange pour with a white head. Light herbal notes followed by tons of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Floral notes in the background, some sweet bread, and a hint of caramel. Nice bitterness on the palate to balance the little bit of caramel sweetness. Plenty of fruity hop character. Great citrus notes and a light tropical quality. Very enjoyable.
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy west coast hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet biscuit malt with citrus pulp, light sulfur and resinous and piney hops, classic c-hops, lightly doughy. In mouth, a nice sweet biscuit malt with fruity notes, orange pulp, candy, and floral and resinous hops, lightly green hops, nice.
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Red orange appearance with an off white head. Floral, big grapefruit aroma. Somewhat bitter, rich grapefruit, orange citrusy hoppy flavor.
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Original Spike’s in SLO. Pours a clear deeper amber with a medium, off white head. Nice, decent lacing. Nose is quite nice: fresh orange, citrus hops, flowers, caramel. Taste is quite aggressively nutty bitter, thick brazil nut and walnut skin, decent caramel background. Much better than expected. Fairly quenching, clean, no off flavors. No soap or diacetyl thankfully.
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BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 pack with no freshness date, but it is a new arrival to the area. Lets see if it lives up to the GABF Gold. Pours with a clear golden orange hue, with a just barely off white head. Very good retention and lace. Aromas are strongly fresh and hoppy with papaya, tropical fruit, melon, tangerine and fresh cut grass. Low malt, a bit of a harsh ester/alcohol combination. A bit doughy. Mostly hops. Flavors are dough, bready and grainy. Some alcohol, low bitterness, light DMS. Flavors are not nearly as hoppy as the aroma. Tropical fruit, grassy, tangerine. Melon. Moderate carbonation. Malty balance. Good, fresh, decent, but "fresh" for "fresh" I’d take the cross town rival, Union Jack.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. This beer is a clear amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and roast malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hacienda Hotel LAX, El Segundo, CA
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pine, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty and fruity bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden appearance, fluffy white head. SMell is mostly pine, some caramel. Flavor is kind of bland, medium bitterness, some sweetness, btu overall quite bland.