HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice orange color with a nice off white head. Aroma of juicy, fresh hops. Lots of tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus. Favor is mostly fruity, lots of mango and pineapple hoppiness, touches of clean pale malt. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes with mild bitterness. Quite nice.
nuplastikk (4400) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Filtered dulled orange-tan body. Thin, steady white head. Earthy aroma, sort of subdued. The hop flavor is quite strong in the flavor, with some resinous eathiness throughout. Clean and drinkable, but pronounced hop tones. Not really much bitterness or bite, but the trained tongue certainly picks up the Citra. A touch vegetal, but quite nice beer. Well done, enjoyable stuff.
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Hazy copper with a white head. Aroma is big dank grass and with some citrus qualities coming through. Lighter on the palate. Easy going bitterness.
Scipio (703) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden with an average white head. Aroma consists of pine, grapefruit, and caramel. None of these impressions really stand out, but the nose is rather strong and enticing. The taste is big in pine that is complemented well with caramel. Mild citrus as well, with floral hops underneath throughout. Powerful, yet rather short aftertaste of pine and those floral hops. Medium bodied, sticky in texture, with lots of carbonation. This one is tasty, and there is enough here to make you long for another.
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 Fruity sweet smell, flaovr is sweet and mellow, citra hops not really an optimal fresh hop.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber with a very large pillowy tan head. Aroma of noble hops, sulfur, toasted pale malt and burnt match. Taste is mild and noble with light skunk, mild citrus and light bitterness. Just not very good.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Pours a clear amber color with fine floating particles. Large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal, pine hops, mild toasted malts. The taste is caramel malts, herbal, pine, citrus hops. Medium bodied. A touch bit on the sweet side, but a nice beer.
Atom (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a clear pale golden/copper with floating particles and a medium off-white head. Aroma is subdued and dry of hops, citrus, and toasted caramel malts. Taste is clean and crisp, dry bitter hops, tropical, with a nice malt balance. Very drinkable!
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
Talking to the people at Upland it sounds like this might very well become an annual release. I hope so because it is right up there with Double Dragonfly and Teddy Bear Kisses as a fair priced local option. Grab it while it is still fresh for a phenomenal seasonal.
Aroma / Appearance - The amber brown base hangs in the glass. Lively and vibrant carbonation sparkles like a soft drink as it tries to escape the thick eggshell head. Bright piney hops, orange glaze, and carrots topped with brown sugar ground this in the autumn months.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet pine residue, grapefruit, and citrus linger sip after sip. The first impression is not much but it does not take long for the richness to hang around like a morning fog. The bitterness at the end is not strong enough to be harsh but definitely is memorable. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Iíll be getting more if I can find bottles.
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fresh, fruity grapefruit and floral hops and light sweet malty aroma. Clear honey gold with a large ivory head, nice sticky lacing. Earthy caramel malt, citrus and herbal bitter hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.