Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler my wife brought me (love), pours a clear amber with a big and dense head that clings, laces, and has pillow like structures. The aroma is of sitting in pine trees in Boundary Waters on a hot summer day surrounded by pot. The flavor makes me think of eating pine trees - many parts are edible. There is citrus, grapefruit, but this one is pine hop forward. The body is almost oily from the hop feel, resinous, broth like - hop soup. Can you tell I like this? Yes, yes I do. I need more growlers of this. Post script: My growler had a hop in it! I chewed that baby right up!!!
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABR 2008. Loads of hops everywhere in this hop-centric beer. The malt takes a back seat. Pine and citrus aroma, with more citrus in the flavor, along with flowers. Wonderfully bitter, with a mild hop burn that would surely be stronger if I had a full pint or 3.
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Autumn Brew Review 2008. Copper color with a thin head. Big, grassy and orange hop aroma. Strong bitterness. Lots of pine, finishing a little citrusy. Not nearly as grassy or vegetal as I would have expected from a Fresh Hop, but damn good.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Explodes with piney hop aroma. Right on pace with last years batch. Nicely bitter, like chewing on a hop vine. One of the best brews I tried at ABR. Will be getting some growlers of this!