Bif (2100) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber color with and off white head and some lacing. Aroma is a mixture of malt and citrus with a bit of spice and fruit in the background. Taste of malt, citrus, some spice and bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body and smooth texture. Easy drinker that goes down way too easy.
milewide (2097) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful blend of malt sweetness, body, and favorful hops. Extreme hop bitterness was absent. Clear amber color with modest head.
shadey (2084) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy melon orange with a quickly diminishing head of tight white bubbles. A small cake of head is all that remains inside of a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is floral and piney. Flavors are spicy bitterness from front to back. Not bad.
kevinsenn (2050) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of the World, Henrietta. Aroma of resin and cooked apples. Sweet mellow taste of resin, some fruit, and a slightly off finish. Drinkable.
TheHOFF43 (2045) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice copper with interesting looking head. Aroma was definitely hops. Flavor is floral hops with a steady malt backbone.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
mahogany pour with a medium head.
aroma is burnt caramel, fruity, light resiny hop.
Thin watery body. caramel malt. thin resiny hop.
not enough going on in this one to keep it solid.
ContemplateBeer (2019) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Light grapefruit; very slight Myrcene from the Simcoe (I’m guessing) with a touch of crackery malt. Appearance: Light copper pour, leaving a film of sticky white head. Flavor: Grapefruit is balanced by crackery malts; a touch of Myrcene rounds things out. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Middle of the road for me, just seemed muted and understated.
JDBaker11058 (1987) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: medium amber brown, with a bit of muddy orange highlights, a short, slightly creamy tan head. Aroma: some grassy, lemony hops over a graham cracker malt base. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: a little watery, but balanced. Notes: Decent enough, but not much to this beer at all.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is typical schmaltz with overripe grapefruit and a floral malt. The marriage of these two just doesn’t do it for me. Pours deep amber with a nice frothy head. Taste is actually lighter than the smell. Almost a pilner yeast on top of the floral and citrus. Very pleasant and easy to drink.
RSRIZZO (1970) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 38°. Color is a murky orange brown with mellow carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of caramel and lightly roasted malts. It has a bold medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor of caramel, citrus and apple backed by hop spice and a nice bitterness. In the after taste the fruits come up a bit more before fading out leaving the spice to linger. Overall this is a very well balanced and tasty brew.