FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 This is the first that I have tried a beer from this line. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bronze color with a huge tan head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with light spicy hops and definite grapefruit and pine elements. The flavor sadly does not live up to the promise of the appearance and aroma. The flavor is sour and nutty with dry floral and fruity hops. Far dryer than I had expected given the aroma. The mouthfeel was moderately thick. Ernest (7693) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Quite citric in the mouth, very straightforward nose, nothing much to see here. Defines "average". blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with a good size mostly lasting white head. Nice citrus hops aroma backed with sweet malt and a nice bitter finish-- simple but pleasant. Flavour’s the same: citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone -- tasty stuff. Medium bodied. I must say, for a Pale Ale this is wonderful! Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bomber. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up earthy and caramel sweetness with a touch of smoke.. pine and orangey hoppage around.. a little detergent-like as it warmed up. The flavor found tart citrus juice on the tip of the tongue followed by semi-sweet caramel and pale malts.. more orangey bitterness and detergent surrounded.. finished with tacky, non-descript malts and citrus bitterness. Medium-ish bodied and slick across the palate.. sharp on the back-half, and it didn’t flow that well.. drinkable, but not that good. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Clear copper orange pour with a nicely-lacing, frothy white head. Fresh green piny hoppy aroma has a light caramel malty presence. Starts With a pleasant light sweetness and good crisp hoppy balance toward a smooth, very drinkable finish. Makes a nice, flavorful session beer.
HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a small foamy white head. Mild, pleasant orange juice and mild hop aroma - simple. Simple taste too - orange juice, hops, mild alcohol, slightly woody - well-blended and nicely bitter in the medium finish. Perhaps a little weak bodied, but nice astringency, mild carbonation - just a solid session APA. Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Exploded out of the bottle as 90% foamy head over a cloudy yellow orange ... super sweet and citric with little body. Based on the previous reviews and my previous Reaper Red, I'd say these guy have a serious quality control and consistency problem ... this one got away from them. egajdzis (6574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Poured a hazy light copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, sweet caramel malts as well. Taste was bitter grapefruit, lots citrus in this one, sweet caramel, and no alcohol. Crisp and refreshing pale ale. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
bottle, nice golden orange color, good fruity nose, bready grapefruit flavors and also a little hot on the palate, grapefruit and sweet prune finish BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle and enjoyed in my SN pint glass:
Poured a medium amber hue with a initial big frothy head which fades but produced a good amount of lace in it’s wake. The aroma has a sharp and juicy PNW blended hop character of pine, grass, herbs, and grapefruit with some bready and pale malts about. Even a touch of hop spice and pepper dancing around the edge. The taste is mostly as expected, hoppy and bitter with an okay balance of pale malt and a touch of pepper and herbal quality additionally for support. (I do wonder with hop is use for the dry hopping, I think it may be Simcoe). Anyway back to the review... The feel is crisp and dry, astrengent and woody aftertaste.
A solid offering in the overdone genre that is the staple of most breweries now daze, this one holds it own however. It is a big APA that borders on the level of IPA (or at least on IPA often found in the late 90’s). The 3rd of 4 Reaper beers I quite enjoyed, this is the little brother of Sleighor IMO which I am am going to drink after this just ’cause I wanna. Damn it Ratebeerians, get you some Reaper!