FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Hazy light golden color with a average sized white head. Hoppy aroma and taste with a slightly bitter aftertase. cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2007
I received this bottle from my roommate over 1 year ago on my birthday. FIgured it was time to open it up, since I heard it is drinking great. The pour is slightly golden/red with a sizeable, slightly off white head. Smell is pretty strong, I notice a nice compliment of both hops and malts on this one. The smell is almost candy like, very sweet and sugary smelling. I notice a bit of citrus in there, with some dark fruits as well. THe compliment each other very well. Taste is very smooth, with just a nice amount of cabonation, even for its age. I notice a great amount of that raisin or plum flavor. The mouthfeel is nice and silky. As I continue to sip, I notice just a bit of hop profile hitting my tongue. The hops begin to overpower the dark fruit and there is a good amount of earthiness. What started as sweet in the first few sips is now coming forth with an aggressive hop flavor. This seems good, but I am glad I drank it now, I think it’s heading past it’s prime. kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2005
bottle thanks to secret santa. pours a nice golden color. nice head. no lacing. aroma is citrus hops and malt very sweet smelling. taste is hops malt and orange. smooth and very refreshing. damn good chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Cloudy deep straw colored pour with a rocky white head. Nose is mostly about the sweet malt backbone, but I do pick-up some biscuit and piney hops. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel. Very lightly carbonated. Flavor is dominated by the malt, but it does have a nice citrusy hop component as well. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2006
The epitome of a straight-forward beer. Pours a slightly hazy, yet in a clean way, orange color with a smooth off white head. Pine needles in the nose sort of like walking down a trail in the mountains. More hops in the flavor, still manages balance but not an ounce of complexity.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, pine. Appears a crystal clear color of brass with faint effervescence and a well-proportioned yellow meringue-like head. Flavor is very bitter hoppy, with more tangerine, pineapple, and resin. Palate is thick, chewy, slick, syrupy. Overall, this beer is quite a bit less than the sum of its parts, mostly suffering from an unpleasant flavor. toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Pours amber with a whie haed. Aroma very subtle with pine and bread, and malt. Surprising ly good davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Poured a light amber, with a white head, not too big. Aroma was citrusy and slightly hoppy and a bit malty. I really liked this brew, it had a nice hoppy and yeasty flavor, nothing too special but very tastey. Overall nice. DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Pours yellow with a medium sized white fizzy head. Smells malty and hoppy together in a difficult way to explain, kind of like carmalized pine needles. Taste is quite interesting, it starts off sweet and soothing tasting of caramel. It then gives way to a complex bitter aftertaste that is quite unique. Nice beer. Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Has a very hoppy taste, but is not overly bitter at all. Has some sweet fruity undertones with a mild finish. It tastes sort of like a milder version of their IPA...and I find it easier to drink.