BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired via trade with ReeceG...24 karat but somewhat muddled. Grassy, earthy, leafy. Bright but not eye-opening. Solid example of the style but didn’t elevate above others in the category.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jimmy in DSM. 22oz bottle. White-hazy yellow/gold. A-citrus, grain. T-citru hops, crisp lt malt.
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark gold with bright white head. Nose is sweet with dough and stone fruit. Some walnut finish. Solid and a little sweet.
burg326 (3589) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear amber color with aromas of earth, light pine some herbal hops and a touch of vegetables. Flavors were a mixture of the aromas light and refreshing on the palate another solid pale ale from these guys.
arnold931 (457) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Look is clear amber with a nice head. Great hop aroma. Taste is citrus and spruce. I think this is a little drier than Blue or Yellow. Delicious!
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Similar too other xhop beers. Tropical fruit notes along with big time hops. Well done TG
ST247 (365) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Kraddel. Pours clear golden with white foam. Hoppy aroma. Medium bitterness.
kraddel (2806) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thnx to Steasy66 . Split payed and sampled with ST247
Pours clear blonde. good white head .
Smell is bit fruity , the same burnt-aspect-fruityness as I had in Zeelander .
Perfect carbo . Full bodied, bit bitter, fruity, heavy taste . Some dark-bitter tastes , gentle yet intense . The taste is almost to be named as ’smokey’ but not quite that , as this is way better . Very interesting taste , very different and unique , and a damn good one !
Aftertaste is sweet, fruity, bit bitter, fleshy even almost .
Very interesting beer !
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, half pour into a snifter glass. Aroma is a mix of pungent earthy hops dried grass, slight burnt hair character and slightly vegetal. Not that much citrus, or tropical fruit that others have pointed out, but once the initial dankness dies down melon becomes a bit more apparent. The beer pours clear red/orange with soapy white head that sticks around for a majority of the glass. Taste is resiny, dank, herbs light citrus, and some melon. Body is medium full, with medium-high carbonation and finishes
somewhat full. After taste is resinous, light pine and earth. Overall the hop has a pretty gnarly aroma, but is dialed down a bit in taste. Lots of resin on the tongue and oils.
beersighted (93) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney aroma on the nose. This pale ale puts a transparent dark gold. Slightly caramel maltiness, but distinctly pine forward flavor. Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.