badwhale (369) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a clear amber color. Nice nose of some citrus and floral notes. A bit more malty than Iíd like for an IPA. Still, good flavors of floral hop flavors. Heavy malt backbone.
naivepegasus (338) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a hint of ruby with a half a finger of slightly off white, slowly dissipating but not overly foamy head. Not much aroma, just a really faint hop smell. Despite the odor, surprisingly strong taste. Starting off with caramel taste, it then sort ends with a slight hop bitterness. This is actually a very well balanced beer, and the hops arenít overwhelming but the flavor is quite good.
ChrisFields (71) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Centennial #2. Pours a nice deep copper with a good off white rocky head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Taste is tangy pine resin with citrus undertones. Sweet malt backing with a crisp hop bitterness. Medium bodied and mildly carbonated. Drinks easily. Overall I like this one. It would be nice to try the different hop varieties used in this side by side, but all I could find were the #2 Centennial.
DialSquare (2756) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Deep amber pour with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, biscuits and citrus. Tastes are bready, floral, grass, sweet malts, little earthy, light spices. Little oily, moderately bitter, easy drinking.
sawbuck (341) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average aroma of hops....mostly floral....hint of alcohol. Amber in color....darker than anticipated...tan head. First taste is a mixture of very sweet malt and hop bitterness. Malt is stronger than bitterness until the finish. Finish is a bit too long and overpowering.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Willamette. Pour is golden to amber with thin white head. Aroma is floral hop with some grain. Taste is floral and grapefruit hops, roasted grain character.
jmgreenuk (4600) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Bad Apple, Chicago. Poured a cloudy medium bet with a round white head and some lace. The aroma is big hoppy malt and dough. The flavour is medium bitter with a dry yeast liqourice slightly medicinal palate.
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at The Bad Apple, Chicago. Pours cloudy amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Billed as Heavy Handed #2. Dark hazy copper pour. Slight tan foam head. Rich sugar plum flavors. Darkly sweet without being cloying so. Barley sugar. Burnt orange peels. Thick palate. Not overly complex, but a great combo.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2014 Willamette. Dark Amber Color, Medium Head, Decent Lacing. Not much of aroma, very faint floral notes, barely traces of pine hop. Malty, Sweet, Pine, Hop Bitter. Medium Body, Wet Finish. Really Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended.
Centennial #2. . Dark Clear Copper Color, Medium Foamy Head, Decent Soapy Lacing. Faint Floral Hop Aroma. Malty, Sweet, Pine, Hop Bitter. Wet Finish. Really Nice. Enjoyed it. Recommended
Cascade. Slightly Hazy Reddish Amber Color Medium Big Head, Light Web of Thin Lacing. Faint Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Light Pine, Resin, Hop Bitter. Medium Body, Wet Finish. Nice. Recommended....