scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours a beautiful, thick amber. Slight citrus and strong hops on the nose. Excellent beer in a can. Highly Recommended Tstandiford (10) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Caramel Malts on the nose, with subtle hints of resiny hops.
Taste has similar features, with he caramel malt up front with a hop finish. The bitterness dies down as you adjust, making it taste very sweet.
Overall, it's a solid beer that I am very happy with.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Two different reviews here, first on tap @sierra. Really nice golden pour, white foamy head. Aromas of citrus and the bitter hops, not overwhelming, but enough to tell me this should be really bitter. Quite the opposite actually, right up front there is a huge amount of citrus, grapefruit to the face really goes from entry to mid easy. Finishes with a light bitter flavor that isn’t sharp but rather complimentary. If this were any more bitter I think I would have not liked it as much.
Out of the can I found alot of the flavors less potent, the bitterness wasn’t prevelant, and the bright up front citrus was alot more meak. I found the variation in can vs tap to be similar in Monk’s blood, where the tap has a bit more sour edge and the can was just smooth with little acidity. Either way a solid offering tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pleasant citrus and grassy aroma. Light bitter taste and smooth mouth feel that finishes dry. Very seasonable beer, very tasty so overall this is a winner.
nearbeer (5555) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pint on tap at Alewife. Clear orange-amber with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is orange toffee, toast, a touch of resin. Flavor is caramel, toasted nut, with a nice light touch of citrus and resin. Light-medium body is velvety smooth with a low-medium carbonation and a very chuggable balance.
BennoBOK (1) - - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
spruce, bread, dough, clear, minimal head, pale, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, JoeinDahlem (1590) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2010
Quenching and dry with a big citrus-hop aroma and flavor. A fine bitterness that’s lifted off the tongue by fair carbonation. Reset. Repeat. Tasty and highly drinkable. Excellent stuff. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
I like where we’re headed here. Toasty caramel biscuit and dry grassy hops. Clear pale bronze, tiny white head. Light spicy cedar notes, kissed with caramel, resurges with more dry cedar character in the finish. I think I could drink only this for a month and maintain happiness. SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 12, 2011
can. pours clear orange with a large, fluffy, cream colored head. aroma of an ipa with strong tropical and citrus hops with lemon and pineapple notes. flavor is, again, citrus hops, black tea, and some toasty malts. palate is light with a moderate carbonation and smooth finish. easy drinking as promised. i’m beginning to become obsessed with this brewery, even the artwork. send GA the whole catalog! yewberry (6) - USA - JUN 6, 2011 does not count
What a surprising little treat of a beer. Surprisingly sturdy despite its delicacy. Enough malt to support the hops (and vice-versa). Tea-like hop flavor and aroma. Other breweries should take note: light doesn’t have to mean hopless.