NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2010
Tap @ Beertemple. Cloudy orange colored brew. Hoppy, sweet aroma. Flavor is hoppy and sweet too. Nice mild Sauvin hops. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a hazy pale yellow. Nose is grapey and piney at the same time, some caramel as well. On taste, something isn’t quite right. I think there was too much NS used for late additions that pulls a lot of caramel flavor from the crystal malts. Too sweet. Not a fan. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2010
Draft at Dunedin House of Beers. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color. The aroma and flavor had a good bit of citrus, grapfruit and hops. Slightly dry aftertaste. Not bad. DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Sample from bottle at Glunz beer Expo, Apr 5. Shows no bubbles, but a nice thin layer of foam up top, beer itself is clear, almost light as a pilsener. Pretty basic IPA smell (how can it be called an "American Pale Ale" if it uses New Zealand hops?). Very grassy hop taste, just a little bit of supportive malt, lightly toasted, so this is intended as a hop-forward beer. Good for hopheads, though. Goes down nicely. This was originally a one-off beer, but the Anchor rep told me there was such demand for it, it will be coming back into regular rotation. CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a good lace. The aroma is a nice biscuit with some melon and some resiny hop character. The flavor is nicely bitter lots of fruitiness, some melon and some citrus rind and just a wee bit of biscuit malt character showing through. On all accounts a very enjoyable beer.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/14/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy light gold color from the tap. The aroma is hoppy and yeasty, a touch sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Bunch of citrus, orange and orange peel flavors. Nice hops, but a little lacking in malt. Still very drinkable. Would make a nice session ale on a warm spring or summer day. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a tall white head and descent lacing. Aroma of grass, florals, grain, and citrus. Flavor of cracker-like malt, grass, earth/mineral, florals, and some soap. KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with pine and grapefruits. Flavour had loads of pine, grapefruis, malt and hints of lemons. Finished dry. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 on tap, crisp gold with a white head. nose is bright citrus hops, grass, and smooth esters. decent on the palate with a smooth citrus flavor, grass and some bitterness in the finish. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Gummy, misty golden, small white head. Hoppy, grassy, aroma. All bitter hop taste, which is not bad considering the variety of hops used. Sharp bite, but not disagreeable. Bland/bitter overall. The best beer to mix with a miller lite.