mrhopsbeertalk (215) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer confounds me a bit. Having serious potential to be really good, its unfortunate flaws knock it down. At first whiff, the aroma is a bit malty with a hint of floral/spicy hops. Underlying this however, is a green apple smell. This caries into the flavor and overall taste of the beer. I can’t say for certain, but I suspect this beer was not properly aged. Otherwise, something else has caused a similar effect. The body is a bit thin as well. Honestly, this reminds me of homebrew... in a good way for the most part, tasting fresh and very vibrant.
williamherbert (1383) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frosty yellow; cloudy like pineapple juice. The head is massive, like a meringue. The lacing is spectacular. It is just beautiful to look at.
Aromatic notes of flowers and herbs. The hops are woody and dank. Just a touch of lemon/citrus rind, but just a touch. Very pleasant, not a lot to go by though.
The flavor is very earthy malts, very dirt/soil-like Then very herbal hops: more like a spice than citrus or wood. A touch of mushroom? Pleasant but definitely not amazing.
The feel is ashy and dry. This is a very earthy, herbal beer. It’s no surprise given all the tie-dyes on the label. It’s very solid, just not a mind-blower.
Nejhleader (1330) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a some citrus hop aroma. taste is same. citrus hop at first followed by some nice bitter pine hops. Decent brew.
echudy (68) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice strong hop scents with a hint of pine, very light golden color. Taste has hints of hops, lots of malt on the after taste
alobar (3089) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow color wit a creamy white head. Aroma of pepper, fruit, and pine. Pervasive pepper flavor with tropical fruit, pine, and small hop bite. Decent
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pine, citrus and hops. Taste is pine, alcohol, citrus, orange and some hops. Decent start to finish. Could use a touch of refining. Overall OK.
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a decent white head.
Aroma: Very sweet and malty, lightly phenolic/peppery, dusty/musty, lots of pine/resin, fairly fruity – berries and tropical fruits, a touch of booze, so sweet.
Palate: Medium+ body, syrupy, fairly low carbonation.
Flav.: Very dusty/musty with moderate resin, peppery, quite sweet, moderately fruity, quite malty; sweet with fairly firm bitterness and a decidedly dusty, resinous finish.
Wasn’t too kind to my palate.
dmac (4675) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle of blah. Poured a crisp clear golden body under a smaller foamy white head. Aroma/flavor of grains, alcohol, dry grassy hops, old citrus rinds, rust abd alcohol. Medium to fuller body, average mouthfeel, meh this is not good.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Aroma is piney with a citrus touch and some malt. Flavor pretty much follows suit but without the strong malty flavors. Pretty good.
thornecb (4819) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold into a shaker. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sour caramel aromas. Bready with cooked vegetables and toasted nuts. Not good.
PorterPounder (6197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn St. - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly sparkling medium golden, little to no head. Aroma has a touch of homebrew too-much crystal malt funkiness, a wisp of pine. Flavor is full-bodied with some caramel accents, a touch of syrupy citrus bitterness, a slight trace of booziness. Mouthfeel has a solid thickness to it.