SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
22oz bottle. Floral and citric aroma. Lightly bitter and spicy hops over a light and crisp body that has just a little bready sweetness. A little too carbonated for my taste, but not overly distracting. Easy drinking pale, but not really my style with the simpler malt profile. RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Slight floral and pine aroma, and pours a slightly hazy orange with a full, long laster white head. They decided not to hit you over the head with hops, with the flavor being a strong piney and little grapefruit in the background. Actually goes down reasonable smoothly for all that going on. some people might find the taste muted, but I prefer to say it’s well balanced. Worked for me.
douglas88 (9630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. The aroma is really light; some malt and hops. The taste is your basic PA, but with some nice pine/hops. Fizzy and a little bit bitter. Overall, missing a stand out flavor. OK. Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2008
I agree with last reviewer with the character of the aroma and flavor and palate. I dont’ agree that carbonation was distracting and I don’t detect this ’dustyness’ he speaks of but, JoeMcPhee is right. It’s not a bad beer, in fact, it’s a good beer. JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
Tap at d.b.a. Hazy golden-orange beer. Aroma is lightly lemony with a soft orange and bready sweet malt aroma. A little bit honeyish with a soft earthiness. Lightly floral yeastiness as well. A dusty and fairly carbonic character that is a bit distracting, but overall it’s not a bad beer.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle - Sweet honey fruity aroma. Golden colored beer. It’s a good beer, but something seems off. Carbonation level is good, but there is an odd bite. The flavor is fruity and bitter and not holding together well. I like the beer, but know this brewer can do better. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2008
clear gold, light head. fruity esters of orange and apple. flat grain mouthfeel and skunky acrid bitter finish. maybe this beer turned. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Dec. 2006 - I guess if it weren’t for boring beers, we wouldn’t know the special ones when we drank them. This beer seemed muted...flavor was weak and not crisp or hoppy in any way. Typical citrusy/pine flavors. Thin mouthfeel. Oh well. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours orange/amber/brown with a good amount of off white head. Nose is orange piney hops. Flavor is a kind of odd mix of bitter, orange-ish citrus, and hops. I can’t say it seems really balanced. Full bodied, sure. But balanced? No. Too much bite. Feel is kind of thick and doughy. Nice enough carbonation. Overall, the odd flavor profile here kind of drops the drinkability in my opinion. I mean, hey, there’s no balance here where there should be. Ya know? Just seems to be lacking. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Golden body, big rocky white head, citrus and yeast (!) in the nose. Metallic notes at the start, honey, moderate bitterness, perhaps some citrus in the finish.