PorterPounder (8356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2008
Florence, South Carolina, Red Bone Alley Restaurant, 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, little to no head - slight white lacing though. Odd, artificial aroma - that is not unpleasant - reminds me of some kind of jelly-like candy you get around Christmas for a fund raiser. Flavor is muddled and artificial and has hints of apricots and peaches and a touch of citrus - sticky - in an artificial way. Thick enough. Only thing the bartender could find that was "local" when I asked - took him a while to find it and was not sure what to charge me for it - he guessed at $1.50. Worth that - this one has suffered a bit from shelf life me thinks - rating gives it the benefit of the doubt. Will rerate upon encountering again. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12 oz. can courtesy of queenholly. Hazy amber / gold color with thin white head. Nose is pine resin with some bread malt hiding underneath. The flavor is pine and weak citrus hops with bland malt. Backbone of the beer is toasted grain / corn. Light resin finish. Ernest (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Draft at Palmetto, May 2015. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A rather caustic, raw grapefruit-resin bomb. GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, floral notes, citrus. Tastes of malt, citrus, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
From a bottle at the DC tasting July 10, 2016. Pours a clear gold with an off whtie head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pine. Light bodied. Crisp finish.
HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
12oz bottle, courtesy of - I think - ImperialJohn. Quite a hazy orange-deep amber pour, huge lasting fizzy white head. Only modestly hoppy aroma (more light resin and some dry herbalness) - lush cereal grain though, very nice (7+). Taste is pretty meh - less grain, some alcohol, a bit of metal .... ehh. Farly thick, somewhat undercarbonated, a little harsh in the finish - half decent, would have it on draught. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle at rooftop bar and restaurant. Caramal maltiness and citrusy hops . Decent flavor mild bitterness. Ok ClarkVV (6941) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2004 bottle @ the gathering. Deep yellow-gold, mostly clear, small white head. Aroma of metal, hay, floral hops, sour yeast. Flavor is metallic and hoppy, very flowery and bitter, with no malt to speak of and then a watery death for the finish. Medium-light body, over-carbonated. Can’t find much use in drinking this. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle pours translucent golden, small white frothy head, spotty lacing, with mild carbonation. Grain/cereal nose, not much hop in there. Dirty up front, quite grainy, blech. Body and mouthfeel are medium, bordering on the watery side. At least if its not going to be very hoppy, it does have a nice malt backbone. Finish is a bit astringent.   Only a mild bitterness on the tip of the tongue exists.   NEXT!