GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 2008 American Craft Beer Festival, Boston, MA. Pours a clear amber, resiny hops in the nose. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with a stronger hop profile than I would have expected from Michelob. Really, a surprise of the festival. Not one of the best, but one of the most surprising. They would have a hit if they actually released this.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood NJ. Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of citrusy, floral and lightly piney hops. Caramel aroma is kinda strong along with some toasted malt coming through. Flavor is on the sweet side. Lots of caramel and toasted malt. Sweetness is almost reminding me of DFH 120. Hop bitterness and flavor is there but the yeast and sweetness from the malt is covering it up too much.
xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at St. Louis Microfest.
Aroma is lots of orange and pine. Totally getting Summit out of this. Resinous, oily aroma with caramel malty overtones.
Flavor follows suit and is a bit more balanced than I would like. Caramel malt, orangy hops and pine.
Finish is very resinous.
Clean and solid.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @Philly BeerFest III–pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops. Taste is pine/resin hops bitter, secondary medium malt.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Philly Craft Beer Festival. Several small plastic sample cups poured from a labeled 12 oz bottle. Not yet released, according to the pourer. Clear orange brown with a whitish head. Nice skunky nose, like good bud, with pine. Taste is caramel, grapefruit and orange peel. Pleasant hoppy bite with a dry finish and lingering lemon oil. I’m impressed.