chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12 oz bottle: Pours bright orange, clear, small white head with CO2 release stopping soon after pour, small bubbles stick to the glass. Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, slight leather. Taste is salty and sweet with a bitter finish, kind dry. Slight shock to the taste buds at the begining with a bit of a sour finish. Has promise but leaves a taste that is not completely pleasant. Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Pours a dull copper color with a brief head that leaves no real lacing to speak of. The aroma is almost nonexistent. I just pick up on nothing, save maybe a faint implication of hops. The flavor is on the bitter side, there’s a slightly astringent hop character that leaves a little tingle of an aftertaste, but not much more. I won’t have this again. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a nice one finger frothy off-white head that left some nice lacing. The nose has a really unique hop variety that I don’t know that I’ve smelled before. It does have some similarities to Nelson Sauvin I think. The malt stays nicely in the background letting the hops take center stage. The flavor doesn’t stack up quite as well as those other famous hops from NZ, but they are still unique and pretty tasty. Nice tropical fruit notes without a whole lot of bitterness. The malt is OK up front, but it’s sweetness exerts itself a bit much on the back end. Medium bodied with nice soft pinpoint carbonation, the lingering finish is both positive and negative for me. Interesting beer, and some extra credit for seeking out an unusual hop variety and showcasing it. jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Light amber color with a foamy off white head. Juicy nose of orange juice and tropical fruits. Lots of hop flavored Jolly Rancher candy with orange juice, tropical fruit and apricot jelly on toasted English muffin. Syrupy texture. Long sweet hoppy goodness. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-tan color with a large foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was earthy, woody and somewhat meaty. The flavor was bitter, earthy, meaty and bready with a bock like sour caramel presence. Long bitter sour caramel finish. Medium body. Not good.
Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Citrus fruit and caramel on the nose. Orange-red with moderately retaining, white head. Bitter and somewhat sweet. Medium bodied, carbonation is moderate, and finishes with lingering, sweet, malt flavors. Very traditional and well balanced, but a little sweet. jsmerig (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours hazy brown with minimal head. Aroma of tangy citrus drenched malt. Taste is nicely balanced up front with a long peppery finish. I could have a couple.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bth122 (1644) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Golden color with small head. Thanks blaw. Aroma of tropical and citrus fruit. Medium to medium-heavy bitter. Caramel notes and tropical fruits with pine. Bitter finish. Not bad. Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark orange, the head is small but sticky. The aroma is big and earthy, rich with a wet pine forest. This drinks with a viscous burn, full of a big malt body and a bit of acidic burn. Good stuff. (#4928, 1/20/2013) tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours orange with one finger of white head with solid retention. Aroma is citrus, caramel, pineapple. Taste is really strong pineapple, some citrus, caramel.