doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Wood, mild whiskey, grapefruit, and dry hop aromas. Golden-Amber with off-white head; decent lacing. Oak, wood, pine, and grapefruit flavours. Lasting bitter finish. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours a nice pale amber with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma has really nice grassy and citrus hop notes, maybe just a little bit too much of a malt counter. With these fresh hops I end up wanting it to be a bit off-balance in the hops direction, and this is just the opposite. The flavor is certainly grassy - could just be the hop variety used, but it definitely has a lot of grain / wheat flavor that I think takes away from the hops. Still good, but not even close to my favorite fresh hop. Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Draft at redlight redlight. While this beer has an amazing aroma the flavor, while good, doesn’t quite achieve the same bang. The aroma is very bright and full of orange and other citrus with some spruce behind it. The flavor is smooth and tasty but muddled, typical hop/malt balance, not so complex. Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Tap @ Parkway. Clear copper pour with a white head leaving heavy lace. Smooth, medium, light-toast body and fairly balanced. Pleasant but not overpowering fresh hop aroma. Tad watery/lightweight in the finish. A bit down on the Fresh Hop list, but a solid APA. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a clear medium shade of gold with a soft white head. Nose is fresh cut grass and orange peels. Flavor is citrusy hops and a bit a of sticky medium bodied finish. I’m not overly impressed with this, but it is pretty good.
GTAEgeek (2257) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, murky orange with a thin to medium beige head. The aroma is apricots, grass, and slight earth and spices. The flavor is sweet and citrusy and the finish is sharply bitter and lingers. The palate is medium to heavy, sticky and astringent. Overall, a great example of hops done well. Not subtle or balanced, but tasty. Koelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 9, 2011
Frisch hopfiger, sehr grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herbe, das Bier ist komplett auf die hopfige Getreidigkeit aufgebaut. Ziemlich eigen ist auch der Abgang, frisch aber doch ein wenig muffig, Grasig-bitterer Abgang, weich, erstaunlich süffig. Gelungenes Bier! 7/10/9/10/11/11
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
4.5 A: Clear light/medium orange color. Two fingers of white, dense frothy head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left behind.
4.0 S: Dank grassy and citrusy hops, with emphasis on orange and mango. Clean overall with a balancing neutral maltiness and a touch of crystal malt.
3.5 T: Good, but the hops don’t pop as much as I had hoped. Grassy, earthy, and orange citrus with a touch of pine. Malts play a larger part in the taste. Moderate sweetness with an equal breadines and some crystal malt to a lesser extent. Moderate bitterness.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy, but I could go for some more. Smooth.
3.5 D: I used the word "moderate" a lot in this review and it’s only fair to call this beer "moderate" overall. Nothing really stands out, but it is still a solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-16-2011 01:21:35 BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2012
65cl, American brew, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly bitter/fruity, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew, yet expensive! rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Lucious gold, light tan craggy head. Nose has grapefruit, resin, medium toasty malt. Flavor shows honey, earthy/herbal hops, some resin. Quite bitter finish.