hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a very large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, fruity, pine, and earthy.
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Ruddy brown, barely clear, with an oatmeal head. Nose is grapefruit, musk, melon, pine and toffee. Resiny, medium to full body, tending to syrupy as it settles. Ends with a tingle but overall quite heavy. Taste is candied orange peel, more earthy than sweet, pine and grapefruit pith.
orangesol (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours slightly hazy amber orange with a big, foamy two finger tall white head leaving sticky streaks of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of pungent citric hops, fresh fruit - mostly grapefruit and some mango - caramel malt and some pine resin. It is really well balanced from start to finish.
T - Starts off with a strong citric hop bite slowly giving way to hints of fresh cut grapefruit, warm caramel and some sticky pine resin. FInish is still pretty bitter with a touch of sweetness, lingering on the palate long after the finish. Pretty similar to NN but a little more tame.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, juicy feel from start to finish. The hops are stronger than they first appear to be.
O - I really enjoyed this one. There are definitely a few similarities between this and Nugget Nectar but I wouldn’t say its a clone or anything. There is no doubt in my mind that Troegs is the undisputed king of the Amber Ale style. Get this while you can!
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a thick tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has doughy/earthy malts, a bit of citrus, and plenty of pine. Flavor has candied fruits and lots of earthy and piney notes. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a fruity/earthy bitter finish...dry.
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOOM...hop explosion. Don’t fear, there is a nice malty backbone there too. The citrus/floral hops in this are off the charts and they come through in both the nose and taste. Loved it!