PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Draft, a beautiful orange/ amber color with a good head. Beautiful Northwest hops. A great beer from a great brewery, beer hits you at the end with HOPS and is not that what it is all about. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Tap at Waterfront. Clear amber/orange with a frothy off-white, mostly lasting head, leaving thin stripes of lacing. Bright aroma of orangey and floral hops. Light cookie malt flavor with tingling hoppiness up front, but the hops really shine through on the finish-- with a character of fresh vegetable/grass, green bell pepper and tea. Nicely done. kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2006
This is a very decent beer, but perhaps I was expecting more. I found this on tap at none other than the Toronado in San Fran. A very good beer and was glad to finally sample it. tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2006
At the Falling Rock Kill a Keg party during GABF 06. Dark amber with a light white head. Fabulous pangant citris and pine aroma. Huge hop flavor of pine resin and some malt sweetness. Rich and sticky mouthfeel. A real treat. NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Draught during my Great Lakes region brew tour. During my drinking experience I couldn’t help but reference Sierra Nevada’s standard Pale Ale. This bears many similarties to that beer. It’s essentially identical in appearance and the aroma is pretty close too, though perhaps more rich. The flavor brings out a more complex hop profile. More grassy notes, melon, and an overall juiciness create a more satisfying drinking experience. This is a completely solid APA.
[Nov 10, 2007]------- wow, this tastes so much like pot.
kevinphish (31) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2006
2005 vintage. On draft at Moon and Sixpense. Bubbled pint. Pours copper amber, wonderful thick white head. Aroma is of wet hops, grass, herbs, earth, hay. Flavor starts with a light, toasted malt, caramel, which combines with the grassy, fruity, hop flavor in the middle, which then vears towards the herbal side.. The hop flavor on this beer is tremendous!! Just when you think the finish is over, the wonderful subtle bitterness comes in and becomes powerfully strong.. Beautiful lacing down the glass; perfect carbonation. This beer is an absolute treat, and is very near perfection- get it whenever you can! csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 11/05 Hopleaf. 10.5oz pour. Copper color. Nose is hoppy, piney, citrus, with honeyish undertones. Taste is wildflower honey, malt with lots and lots of piney, bitter hops. The finish is moderate ot full hops. About the perfect bitterness level. Mouthfeel is initally full but the bitterness is very drying and it finishes nicely with a lingering pine flavor and tingle. gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock during 2006 GABF trip Aroma is grassy (not bad), herbal, & earthy. Smells and tastes (amazing enough) like wet hops right off the vine. Copper colored with a 1" head. Taste is earthy, herbal, grassy with some caramelly malt that gives it a nice balance. Moderate bitterness. Lingering fresh hops taste.
A better choice among the APA’s. Somewhat of a cherry flavour with a hint of orange. A definite winner. peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Candy orange body with a thin head. Nose is a grassy orange that is well balanced against the malt. Flavour is orange creamsicles with a candy sweetness that is full and chewy. The tounge cleans to a strong bitterness with some acidity. Fluxuation of flavours and balance make this a very fun beer. Tejas (1008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Draught --> Flying Saucer. Creamy body. Good hoppy cherry flavor which reminds me of Celebration. This seems to be Celebration’s little brother. Kind of surprised at the 98 rating.