hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, light caramel, and lightly floral. Tastes of citrus, light caramel, and toasted malts. I thought this one had a decent sweet to bitter balance. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange with a smaller creamy bubbly head head. Aroma of citrus, some grapefruit, floral notes and some bready malts. Flavor of hops, various citrus, light hop bitterness and light grains. pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle: Fairly clear gold with a little residue floating around. Light floral hop aroma with hints of pepper. The taste is a bit off - eggs, sulphur, boards. It leaves a weird coating on your tongue . . . not for me. Thanks anyway BuckeyeBoy. BuckeyeBoy (8558) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2007
22oz Bottle Pours out a copperhead color. Topped with a white head. Aroma of hop. Not to bad. jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle: Clear light orange color with a modest white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Taste is more citrus and fruity with some florals, hints of caramel, and sweet malt. Nice, crisp yet lingering finish. Thanks to Jeremy for sharing.
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Draught pint at Redbones on 12/5/2006 tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Small white head tops a rusty, copper colored beer. Medium-high to high clarity. Retention is average, lacing is light.
Citric and sweaty hops combine in the nose, with toasty, lightly sourish malt notes trailing close behind. Fully passing notes of vanilla sugars and light honey are glimpsed. Candied oranges and lemon zest seem to add too much sour/bitter astringent like character. Medium strength of aroma, no alcohol/flaws noted.
Toasty malt wastes no time in asserting itself, much to the chagrin of the palate which has to cope with lacking amounts of sweet malts and further bittering hops (citrus mainly). Sweaty/hay-like flavors linger on the finish and there is a hard character from the crystal malts. By the end, it’s mostly IBUs and toastiness, fatiguing/boring the palate. Medium to medium-light body, but with a high amount of water/malt ratio. Moderate carbonation, no alcohol. Clean.
22 ounce bottle. The balance of this beer was pretty rediculas. Clear golden. Light grassy and bready aroma. Medium body. Easy to drink. TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Pours golden with perfumy hop nose. Some bready yeast in nose as well. Light palate. Good session beer. Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Tap. dark gold color with a medium white head. faint fruit aroma. Slightly fruity, sweet alt flavor with a hoppy finish. B after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 Bomber. Pours clear golden amber with a sudsy white head that doesn’t hang around. Fairly neutral nose; really not much there other than a whiff of sweet grain. Lightish body, medium carb. Not much flavor on the attack or the mid palate, but there’s a suggestion of caramely malt and some light c-hop there. The c-hop picks up on the finish, and hangs around for a little while. Well-made, balanced, solid, refreshing. Nice to know this beer exists, even if it’s not one of the all-time greats. I’ll always be happy to order it with food, and will have it again as a session beer. Nicely done, Rande.
Had this on draft at the brewery also, as the Nitro Pale. Flatter, weaker, waterier, less flavorful. Works out to be a 2.8 on nitro, but I’m not putting those numbers against the total score because...nitro.