tankdog419 (2) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010 does not count
floral, grass, hay, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, mkel07 (6434) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
650ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick and creamy looking cap of foam that settles slowly. The beer looks strong and ready for drinking. Floral and citrus hop aromas burst out of the glass and seduce you. Once you cut through the foam the flavour lands in your mouth and explodes with mild bitterness and big bold hoppy taste that clings to the tongue and continues thye journey all the way down your throat. The flavour is enhanced as the beer warms up. obguthr (6729) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2010
Orange peel aroma with traces of honey and thistle. Hazy golden, thick white head with decent retention and good lacing. Orange peel and hay flavor, bready finish. Delicious and malty as I’ve come to expect from Rogue, but this one had a nice hoppiness to it. JohnRMurdoch (5089) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Mild flowery resin malt aroma. Hazy golden amber colour, good head. Dry citrus fruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. I would classify this one as a British blonde beer. samarrr (26) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bomber pour. Bright hazy yellow color. Thick white head. Pine resin, grapefruit, hay aroma. Piney bitter taste all the way through, hops out weigh malt on this one. Very good example of a SMASH beer.
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gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Had this one bottled thanks to Wyl! Malty and unusual, I wasn’t expecting this one to be as good as it was. dwyerpg (6438) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2010
A good look, a malty and hoppy aroma, alternatingly. My opinion of this kept swaying back and forth, but ultimately I decided this was a pretty tasty beer. Malts mostly in the flavor, but a spicy bitter finish. TAR (2793) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Deep golden. Pasty, rocky, voluminous white froth exhibits stellar retention. Lustrous, mineralic, and airy nose is chock full of subtleties ranging from fresh flowers and grassy hops to wafery malt, honey, and hay. Quite perfumey with a deeper whiff of sugar-glazed spruce tips, as well. Fluffy and expansive carbonation. Brightly hoppy with a cooling flourish of spruce tips which seamless merges with firm and equally bouncy malt reminiscent of new-mown hay and toasted crackers. Hops are both succulently flavorsome and flowery/nectarlike, beautifully mirroring the grassy and herbaceous (aniseed) bitterness. Splash of fruity esters offer up some peachy slickness. Exemplary malt depth despite the simple grain bill, displaying light toffee and honey-drizzled biscuits. Fairly starchy, to boot, as the malt lends superb texture as it fuses with the earthy/nutty/pistachio-tinged yeastiness which sustains the core. Wafery communion-bread malt slickness is also apparent, accompanying some sparser, deeply buried phenols. Closes crisply mineralic and cleanly malty with a swirling of assertive hop bitterness and nutty yeast. A wonderfully-crafted golden beer suited for both quaffing and contemplation. If they put this in 6-packs, I’d buy it by the case. One of Rogue’s best. leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Hazy orange, thick fluffy white head. Citrus aroma is very enticing then a citrus flavor with a nice light very light toasty aroma. 77ships (11300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
Earlier Rating: 8/7/2010 Total Score: 4
Hazy orange with a large fluffy white head, citrus aroma. Nice light malt and great citrus flavor. No bitterness. Easy drinking.
Thx to Tinus // 66 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // quite hazy, bright golden with a white head // lots of citrus hops in the nose, lots of zest, lots of american hops, light spice // very american hop bitter in the flavor, citrus dominates, some light zest, fruity with a touch of yeast, small touch white bread, long bitter finish // medium bodied easy to drink // it may a single malt but is is very hop dominated