BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a small, frothy beige head, medium to short retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, nutty malt, earthy, herbal, and light pine hops with pear and apple esters. Flavor is moderate toast and cookie malt with medium hops and moderate bitterness, light candied fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, some citrus notes. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, bitter citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an off white head. Floral, fresh hops, citrus, and some pine. Nice and hoppy.
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Beers from the Bikes Villes tasting on 11/08/2013. Slightly murky orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of grapefruit, piney hops and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
crossovert (10681) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Obviously an older bottle. It is stale, herbal, unfortunately i got to tick this one too late, donít buy it if you still see it somewhere and dont trade for it.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Foresty and floral hoppiness dominates this lightly caramelized Harvest Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty amber.
-The floral character takes more and more room as the pint warms up.
-Malts arenít very well developed; a few sugars and thatís it.
-The leafy hop bitterness is smooth for the style.
-This might have been bolder a month or two ago, but it cannot have had more clarity.
blipp (7776) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Iron Monkey. Pretty obviously old. Sweet malts, fruity hops, toffee, low bitterness. I donít know why this was still on draft. Not good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a murky orange-amber color with a small foamy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was tangy and somewhat bitter with notes of grapefruit, orange and sugar. The flavor was bitter and tangy with notes of tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange, a bit of pine and undertones of caramel and yeast. medium length bitter and tangy tropical fruits and orange. Medium body. Ok.
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, splotchy white head. Smells grainy, grassy, with notes of citrus. Taste is piney and citrusy, with notes of cereal and stale bread. Seemed a bit off, to tell the truth. Seemed to lack something.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is hugh grapefruit and caramel malt. Light sweet start with a good citrus bitter finish. Light bodied and a tad fizzy, but very good.