ajd6c8 (70) - USA - APR 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 This is a great session beer. Well balanced APA clocking in at only 6%. Not lacking flavor or hops, however. Maybe a touch too citrus-y. ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/1/11
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUL 15, 2016
Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy, grapefruit, pale malts, pine, orange, and citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a fizzy white head
Flavor: The flavor has a light citrusy sweetness, with a big, bitting, bitter finish to it
Palate: This one is medium bodied with fairly short duration, a fizzy carbonation, and a dry finish
This is rating numero uno of September!. As for the beer itself, it is quite bitter for the style, dry and bitting, but pretty solid. Another nice offering from Full Sail. The quality level from these guys seems to be generally fairly high.
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger white head of foam. The head fades very fast, leaving just a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of an herbal hop smell mixed with some aromas of a tropical fruit nature. Along with these smells comes some aromas of grass and hay along with a bit of a grapefruit hop rounding it out.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready flavor that has a decent sum of a tropical fruitiness as well as some nice herbal hop tastes. As the taste advances more and more grapefruit hop as well as some other sweeter tastes of caramel and orange come to the tongue. With some lighter grassy and hay tastes coming at the end and a rather big increase in an almost orange juice like tastes, one is left with a very pleasant, nicely hopped and rather fruity sweet taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of sweet fruit and hop, the feel is very nice and creates a very pleasant drinking brew.
Overall – This is a brew that I really enjoyed. It has a great sweet body that is balanced very nicely by the hop and just enough bready/malty taste. This was a smooth and flavorful drinker.
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Sarasota, Fl - Total Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Slight sparkling essence to the medium orange pour, bubbly white head, light film of lacing. Aroma has a strong spruce presence, a hint of vanilla sweetness. Pleasant flavor, nice bittersweetness with some caramel sweetness, some grapefruit citrus notes, a touch of mango. Decently thick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a yellowy copper with a thick head. Aroma isn’t much - some mild citrus hops, with a weak malt backbone. The flavor brings me right around, though. It’s incredibly clean, hop-forward, and has a depth that makes me want to keep drinking it all night - a caramel-like note that almost reminds me of toasted marshmallows, but not nearly so sweet. It’s crisp, it’s tasty, and in no way overbearing - a great change of pace from the sticky PB Mongo I had last night.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo/Harbour Pointe. Pour a beautiful clear copper color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor: Plenty of hops, but just the right balance. However, I wish it had a fuller body. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
22. thanks clint! pours a crystal clear coppery light amber with a loose tan head that doesnt stick around. nice pleasant pine and grapefruit nose, not pushy at all but inviting. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel mid palate with pine and grapefruit overtones. mild finish. TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Slightly murky orange-amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is pine, wet hops, dew covered grass, and spicy notes. Taste is soft lemon and grapefruit, pine needles, wet grass, spicy hops, toasted malt, and light toffee. Body is medium-full with a soft, resinous feel and a prickly carbonation. Finishes with more toasted malt, light toffee, big pine, spicy and earthy hops, more wet grassy notes, and citrus flavors. Very tasty! BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
an amber brown color with faint white head. An almost fruity flavor when tasted with the buffalo wings. A mild dry hop body with faint malts and a bitter finish. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle pours orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma is moderate citrus with some sweet caramel support. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is light to moderate, dry, and finishes moderately bitter.