hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Cool looking label with the red spotted dalmation. Opened to a louder pop - I almost expected it to gusy. Proceeded to pour almost all head. Settled into a medium and slightly hazy yellow color. Aromas of mainly raspberries, raspberry syrup, and just all around sweet berries. A little bit on the artificial side. Tastes of wheat with raspberries. The raspberries in the tastes a lot weaker than the aromas. Blah.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clearish pale golden yellow with no head to speak of. The nose is full of raspberries lightly sweet without a lot of complexity to it. Flatter body without much substance, but not quite completely watery. Again, full of raspberry. Sweet light malt with a hint of wheat I think. Very light and easy drinking. Very fruity with tons of lingering raspberry, not much tartness, mostly the sweetness.
Beerman6686 (3563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
POured a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was very stronmg sweet raspberry syrup with aomse wheaty notes also. Flavor was almost sickenly sweet fake raspberry flavor and a bit watery as well.
beerbill (3200) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with hopscotch. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate-large white head that quickly dissipated and left no foam on the glass. Pleasant and bright aroma of raspberries along with a bit of white sugar. The fragrance is both sweet and tart, but is not candy-like. The flavor is mild malt with raspberries. Spritzy mouthfeel. This is a very nice refreshing ale.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carbonated golden ale that reminds me of a wine cooler. Pretty light with a nice rasberry flavor. Only 3.9% ABV which was a bit disappointing. All in all a decent fruit beer.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12oz. Poured cloudy gold. Big frothy white head. Aroma of sugar, and sweet raspberries. Flavor of faint raspberries, and malt, earthy. Carbonation is high. Sweet in the finish.Thin mouthfeel, thin body. Dry in end.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is ranked a little low, I think. I’n not a big fan of fruit beers, but this one was pretty good. Nice berry aroma, raspberry flavor. A little tart and dry on the finish, kind of dries out the mouth. Not a whole lot going on, but what is going on is good.
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a slight red tint. It was a clear liquid with a frothy white head. The beer had a light body, thin texture, very lively carbonation, and a long finish. The aroma and flavor were both raspberry with the aroma being stronger than the actual taste. Overall, I like this raspberry beer. I did think it was a bit heavily carbonated, but I would definately drink this again.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Vero Beach/O-Town Throwdown Part 8 Preliminary... Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Fruity and not-all-that-artificial smelling raspberry essence. Light to medium-bodied with a course, dry mouthfeel and Champagne-like mouthfeel. The flavor starts off fruity and sweet, then quickly turns astringent and dry. Not bad. Not all that good, but not bad. Thanks to growler for sharing this bottle!
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, with a low fill-line, I might add. Cloying razz nose with some golden malt. Dark golden pour with a soapy beige head. Very crisp, lightly bitter, only lightly sweet, miles away from the cloying crap that most put out as summer fruit beers. Raspberries are very, very faint, adding only an accent. I’m pretty pleased with the restraint. Medium body has firm malt and a bit of grain, light citrus wisps and a bit of earth. Decent, very refreshing summer go, another good product from this brewer.