bpreo (1730) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poor man’s Ninkasi, plus it’s an IPA, so overall a forgettable drinking experience.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
I had picked up a 6-pack of this for my recent camping trip up to Herring Creek. The Rotator series has been solid across the board and I was glad to see that this carried that trend. Tons of twangy citrus/grapefruit hops in the aroma and on the palate. Hop forward, minimum malt profile and the Citra hops really shine thru. Might just be one of the best examples of this hop out there that I’ve had. I’m pretty sure sucking this down at 6k feet doesn’t hurt either.
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-3-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a golden amber color with a one finger white head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles and fades over time to give a medium to light amount of lacing.
Smell - The aroma is on the lighter side, but is heaviest of a grapefruit citrus and earthy hop aroma. Mixed with the hop aromas are some light aromas of a biscuit nature as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and grapefruit hop flavor with a light level of sweetness. As the taste advances some notes of a earthy nature come to the tongue. When the earthy hop comes the sweetness diminishes a bit. While the earthy hop shows up midway through, it is lost at the end as more citrus grapefruit hop come to the tongue. With these hop flavors are some tangerine citrus and caramel sweetness that come to the tongue. Overall these create a lightly bitter but sweeter citrus flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly above average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The creaminess accentuates the hop flavors quite well and even though they are somewhat lighter, it makes them more pronounces.
Overall - Not too bad. It is somewhat sweeter overall but not too much so to take away from the hop flavors.
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is toffee, grapefruit, taste is juicy fruit, toffee.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare fizzy white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, pine resin, stone fruit, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of pine, grass, grapefruit, herbaceous, pineapple, caramel, and light bread with a dry, bitter finish.
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color with white head. Citrus, spice, pine, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bitter citrus.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Bottled Jun 2012; Drank Sep 2012 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus (and lots of it), hints of tropical fruit, slight spice undertone. Hoppy; piney resiny hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Bittersweet citrus fruity throughout; ending rather dry. Not aggressively hopped or too assertively citric. Decent.
Beerhunter111 (8090) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml Flasche. Orange-gelbes Bier mit schöner cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Aromen von Citrusfrüchten. Geschmack leicht süß, sehr lang anhaltende Bittere, Citrusfrüchte.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice yellow ale with a loose white foam that falls in a minute or two. Smells like grapefruit with some resin, but mostly grapefruit. Really a nice nose to me with the amount of fruit here. Flavor is bitter and, again, carries a profound amount of bittersweet grapefruit meat flavor. There are some bitter, grassy tones, but mostly the grapefruit is there with a hint of bitterness underneath and a slightly alcoholic temperature. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a forgetable finish. Nice beer, had two pints.
Serving type: on-tap
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and grapefruit. The flavor is more complex. I get some strong resinous pine and grass notes, as well as some toffee and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binny’s. Pours light golden orange with white head. Aromas of pale malt, grapefruit, and other citrus hops. Flavors of faded hops, grapefruit, and some pale malts. Think this may have been an older bottle as it was lacking in the hop flavor department.