MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 2011. Hazy orange brown in color. Nose of spicy, fresh hops. Dull hop taste. Nice bitterness though. Could be better but not bad. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle @ home. Ruby red appearance with a creamy 1.5 finger white head. Fairly strong, fresh, semi-floral hoppy aroma that’s quite appetizing. Sweet pale malty flavor with a floral hoppy taste. The hop flavor is done very well and it is accurate that the hop flavor is fresh, full, and tasty. What a great beer! portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Bright amber pour with a tight off white head. Aroma is awesome sugary malt and tea like scents. Taste is more tea like flavor along with a caramel malt and floral bitter hop finish, some spice too. Palate is medium feel good fizzy carbonation and creamy dry finish. One of the best APA’s I have had! jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Amber color out of the big bottle with a big, foamy off white head. Perfumey orange and hop resin nose. Flavors of orange zest, wet toast and some cardboard. Long bitter orange rind finish. It didn’t seem to be all that fresh. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle thanks to Tran at Perry’s (in Dallas, TX). Bottle had a best before of June, 2011. Pours with a hazed copper body and a foamy off-white head. Aromas of pine, alcohol, grapefruit rind/zest, eucalyptus, esters, mealy grain and metal. Flavors are bready, malty, brown sugar in the finish. Dead/faded hops and some tea flavors. Okay, but it has already faded (as far as I can tell). Lively bubbles with a dry finish. Still pretty tasty.
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Orange pour with off white head and lace. Bread and light citrus on the nose. Medium sweet caramel malt with a nice light citrus bitter. Medium bodied but fizzy. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark orange color. The head was tall, creamy and off white with decent retention and lacing. Herbal green hop nose with distinct caramel and a little vanilla. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with carbonation on the lighter end of the spectrum. Flowery, herbal, green hop flavor supported by pale malt notes. Decent enough. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Sparkly mouthfeel, very bitter and oily flavor, but a nice crispy hoppiness. Very drinkable. Sampled at the Nashville Beer Summit. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
poured amberish with a slightly off white head. aroma was pepper, cigarette tobacco, and caramel. flavor was pepper, pine, caramel, alcohol, and citrus with a light body with high carbonation. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Diggin the fresh hop aroma. Slight tropical fruit - coats my entire mouth nicely. I’m almost always impressed by Boulevard’s Smokestack offerings and this one is no different.