beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Goldtwins
Deep copper with a tight long lasting off white head.strong PNW hop aroma piney and citrusy!Nice balance of malt and hops very smooth.dangerously drinkable @8%
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears a reddish tone with spotty lacing being left behind.
Smell is of pine and citrus and sweet malt.
Taste is of caramel and sugary dough with nice hops coming through.
Mouthfeel is sticky with hop resin and sugary standing out.
Drinkability...very nice brew.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with thin tan head. Solid pine christmas tree aroma with a thin balance of citrus/orange. Hoppy pine flavor with some citrus. Medium palate, hoppy bitter finish.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good beer with big, piney hop aroma and flavor. Hop flavor seems a little green upon initial tasting. I like the bottled version better than the draft.
Hangover (999) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful red pour with an amazing aroma of hops... cascade and piney hops, some grapefruit as well as a substantial amount of malt. Tastes of hops of course, with more citrus showing up. Nice mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Caramel malts backs it up nice. Not much alcohol evident. Just a damn good beer. Very, very good in fact.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 12oz thanx to goldtwins. Thank you Larry!!! Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. Nose is huge hops and grapefruit. Lots of citrus notes and malty. Taste is full of hops and citrus notes, some great earthy tones and some wonderful sweet/bitter finish. I cant stop thinking about this beer and wanting some in my mouth.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade with kp (thanks!). Poured a deep amber/copper color with a small sized off white head. Araoms of pine (fresh pine needles), oranges and some caramel. Tastes of oranges and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Hopdog. Pours a translucent orange amber with a small off white head. Aroma of pine needles and orange. A very solid aroma. Flavor is a little toned down compared to the aroma. Orange, some malts, pine with a slight hop bitterness.
Gachupines (746) - USA - NOV 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber/reddish color with a thin head. The name definitely describes this beer. Nice malty backbone with a large hop bite. Well balanced while remaining aggressive.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hoppy aroma. Very citrusy smell, lots of grapefruit. Nice ruby red color, with a nice tan/off white head. Nice malty backbone with a very big hoppy bite at end. Very nice!