jjgmd (1717) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange golden color. Smell is all hops with a full orchestration of
hops. Taste is bitter but on the lighter side with no complexity. Flavor is citrusy with a moderately long finish. Your slightly than better average IPA. Quaff Score 6 / 10
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly plain beer. Nothing exciting. Faint hops. This beer is on par with other mediocre pale ales
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This Harvest Ale pours a dark orange color with a small white head. Good retention and minimal lacing. Smell on this one was decent with more of a sweet malty aroma coming out instead of a huge burst of hops. Aromas of citrus and some floral hops. Pretty balanced with the malt winning out though.
Same thing here. Didn’t wow me at all. Sweet malt and caramel hit the palette first. Followed by slight juicy hops. Citrus, floral, and slight grassy hops. Good amount of bitterness though.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly dry.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: October 08, 2010
Source: Barley’s, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big floral aroma, dry malt, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of fresh hops, floral and earthy, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
AWISLguy (1762) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Discount Liquors. Pours orange brown with no head - no carbonation. Aroma has a lot of pine, some citrus fruit and some toffee. Taste brings sweet caramel malt, some grapefruity citrus and some woody pine plus pineapple. A bit syrupy but finishes shorter than expected. Bitter and sweet to the end. Not the more extreme "harvest"ish that the style typically has, but not a bad brew.
ryanfolty (2071) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 10, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery Description: Orangish brown pour with minimal head, caramel and hoppy aroma, taste was similar, palate was thin watery and did not have the bitter kick I was waiting for.
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Orange gold pour with a minimal white head. OK nose of mild hop and sweet caramel. Palate is a bit thin. Taste is muted elements of hop, earth, grass, and caramel. Very minimal hop and flavor impact - kind of just dies on the tongue.
nsquishee (630) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma of butterscotch and citrusy hops. Amber colored with a foamy, off-white head. Has medium sweetness with a fairly bitter finish. Flavors of orange, flower, honey, medium roasty malts, and fresh hops. Surprisingly bitter and refreshing. Probably more malty than a lot of fresh hop IPAs that I have tasted, but it is only to mask the huge, bitter hopping. Not bad.
QuezXLV (409) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice foamy head. Aroma is very faint. Very bitter and that’s all I can’t focus on. There’s a bit of a weird flavor I can’t identify.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 09.06.11 and best by 12.06.11. Pours clear coppery orange with a creamy 2-finger orange and beige head that leaves a thick veil of lacing as it recedes. Aromas of sweet papaya and fruit, some mango, and caramel. The flavor is citrusy hops and bitter grass, a touch astringent, with a sweet papaya finish. Average carbonation and body. It’s alright, but nothing spectacular.