rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 i love this beer from my favorite brewer to date! smooth spicey, sugary aroma. has the appearance of clear copper brew with off white head and lots of lacing. a great balance of hops and malt and caramel. i love hoppy brews and this one has the right balance for my taste. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BEER!
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber (surprise) color with a small off white head, and no real lacing to speak of. Citrusy hop aroma. Resiny hop aste with a slight malt sweetness, enjoyable. It did however have a less than desirable mouthfeel.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm orange-red sitting in the glass. Smells like oranges and flowers, oranges and flowers, and oranges and flowers. An interesting rendition of an amber. The hops aren't bitter, but boy do they sure overwhlem the mouth. I imagine that chewing rose petals would be something like this.
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent copper-orange with a tall white head. Nose is almost wholly hop laden but there is an underlying sweetness to be found. The taste is more of the same - hops! Citrusy and thick with a resinous mouthfeel. Some sweetness tries to creep in here as well but kind of gets pushed out. Finishes with hop bitterness but not too offending of an aftertaste. Pretty good beer. More an IPA, I think.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this draft last night. I think this is one of troegs best beers. A very close rendition of the Sierra Celebration. Nice amber color, great head retention. Great hop aroma and flavor followed with the light characteristic crystal malt flavor. Job well done!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper with a normal-sized white head. Pure hoppy aroma with some pale malt. Good light sweetness in the full body with a very nice crisp hop finish. A remarkably refreshing and clean amber. Thanks urbnhautebourg!
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop aroma was stronger than the hop taste. * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love the hop aroma, has a nice balance of malt & hops, not too overpowering
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop lover's delight. Deep amber color. Lasting head. Hoppy/citrussy aroma. Hoppy/citrussy flavor, with just a slight carmel malt note. Would rate higher with a little more malt character. Good for what it is.
scoobyluv (503) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lovely aroma of hops. thin head. but it tastes oh so smooth. the hops explode in your mouth into a nice balanced finish. yummy