blutt59 (6576) - 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:Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2008
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!
Nice gush of foam upon opening - Not really nice i suppose, actually a little messy. Anyway, Surprisingly sweet aroma - More butterscotch and caramel than I expected, mixed in with plenty of grapefruity hops. Hops are more pronounced in the flavor, but still plenty of malty goodness. Nice, easy drinking APA. Thanks to fordest for the trade! dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2007
22 oz bomber. Poured a hazy amber with an average white head that left some nice lace on my pint glass. Aroma was caramel malts and slight citriusy hops, overall had a sweet smell. Flavor was quite nice initial malt flavors and a slight hop bitter finish. Good beer that I hope Greenflash decides to keep making. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
22oz bomber. Orange-tan color, looks filtered. Big soapy head. Fresh astringent hop bitterness in the aroma, some piny notes. This is a pretty great APA, capturing the essence of the style quite well. Earthy caramel malt tones couple perfectly with the mild orange citrusof the hops. Steady but subdued bitterness. Just enough malty alcohol depth to keep it interesting, but not overwhelming. Some creamy undertones. Excellent.
dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Smells pretty good, a little hops. The task has some hops for sure, but some malts too. Not too much either way. A good beer. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Dark golden color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Sweet pale malt with a fresh hops citrus aroma. Light floral mild herbs in the background. Fairly thin in feel but not to much to rate lower than average. Light pine wood and grapefruit flavors, under-balanced by mild malt. Nice flavors, just a little to light for my liking. A touch more malt heft and flavor and this is a real winner in my book. As it stand the tops of the three pale late evening. Thanks DocLock. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
This one pours a red-orange with a small white head. Aroma is light citrusy hops. The taste is more citrus but leaning towards orange moreso than grapefruit. The malt comes through as well and sweetens out whatever bitterness there was. Nicely balanced. Finish is bittersweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin but it does not diminish this beer. Good stuff! burg326 (5594) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Poured a hazy orang/amber color from a 22 ounce bottle. Aromas of bread, caramel and dried oranges. Flavors are hopy, and citrusy, but not overpowering. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bomber from the Orland park, IL, Binny’s: This pours a slightly hazed golden amber body with a sudsy white head that leaves a thick coating of lace. The aroma has a citrusy juciness to it - tart oranges and tangerines - along with a soft grainy sweetness. Medium-bodied, it’s full of that same juiciness, moderately bitter, with a malty sweetnes that loses its struggle to keep the flavor balanced. The finish is a light peppery dry bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Nice.