GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sanctuary. Poured a clear light orange color with a white head. Citrusy hop and biscuity malt in the nose. Simple but pleasant. Medium bodied and somewhat sweet with less bitterness than I had expected, possibly attenuated a bit by the sugars. Pine, citrus, and fresh biscuity malt flavors. Nice.
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yum, yum, yum, yummmmm! Served at a good temperature with a nice sized, foamy, frothy, cream colored head that lasts a while and plenty of lace. Color is slightly hazy, brown amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is hops, resin, malt. Flavor is very similar, massively hop bitter, yet somehow now so overdone as so many hop bombs are. This beer works very well. Body is spot on - the combination of fullness without the highpoints of conflicting acid and bitter. Finish is like flavor, average length, and very good. Solid effort.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Joe’s. Aroma is packed with resiny hops, pine sap, somewhat dank, bready malts, really somewhat subtle for what I was expecting. Pours golden, fairly hazy, white head with average retention, good lacing. Flavor is mostly pine and resin on the hops end of things, very bitter as expected but not overly astringent or puckering in the finish. Pronounced bready/grainy malt character. Medium body and carbonation. Nice brew, could use a bit of help in the flavor/aroma hops department, was hoping for a big floral/citrusy nose and more fresh hop flavor, but still a good effort.