peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tap at brewery. Clear golden pour with a steady white head. Aroma is dank floral hops with pine and a bit of citrus over a dry, biscuity malt backbone. Impressive pungency on the aroma. Taste is clean, dry hop bitterness with balancing dry bready malt and a spike of pine/bitterness into the finish. Mouthfeel is spot f-ing on for the style. Brilliant beer. Flawless. BVery (11237) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at Hopmonk Sonoma - under the alias of Hopmonk Tavern Ale. Clear light gold pour wih a small soapy white head. Nice floral hop character in this one - easy drinking and enjoyable. JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Golden, clear beer with a greenish sheen; small yellowish head. Grapey hops, dry hopbales, slightly fishy-salty. Dry bitterish, again a mineral component, but with a bit lame finish. Very spritzily carbonated. Underwhelming, I think the idea was not overdoing things, but they went too far... in the other direction. Somehow, that strikes me indeed as typically Californian. mansquito (6798) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Big Top, Roslyn PA variety case: Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple, hoppy, and has a nice malt backbone. This is delightfully refreshing, slightly sweet, and actually a bit complex. The fruity hops cut through the malts to provide real character to the beer. I could chug this or sip it just as easily. It really is quite good. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reivewed: 5/12/09. Pours a cloudy gold with a billowy white head bursting forth. Excellent retention throughout the entire drink, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass edge. Smells of malty biscuits, honey-kissed breads, and slight floral finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Flavor is of buttery bread, sweet candied malts, and finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. With the low ABV and great flavor profile, this has got to be one of the most drinkable APAs I’ve ever had. I could drink these one after the other all summer long. Recommend.
7837 (6) - Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2012 does not count
This is what I remember beer to be: from my Anchor Steam beginnings of my youth to my Pliny the Elder hop-head tendencies (and when spending $5 or $6 for a bottle of beer made sense). 30 years ago this might have been considered a bold American beer but in 2012 this is simply great beer. ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 + mooie geel gouden kleur.
+ fris fruitige zoete geur.
1ste smaak - groente, 2de smaak - bitter, 3de smaak - door de bittere smaak is de 3de smaak niet goed proefbaar. chrisv10 (18222) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle, 4,8%. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and peach. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, peach, little sweet and medium bitter. Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - fruity and pine needles. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100412 saxo (19309) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, malt, peach, pine and notes of caramel. Nice bitter finish.