aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft malt with a bit of vegetal (Summit Hop character). Soft and round mouthfeel with good bitterness and citrus hop flavors. Clean finish.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby-tinged orange. Abundant fine-toothed foam. Juicy, brown sugar dough aroma with pineapple, grapefruit, apricot and shapr pine presence. Flavor continues with prominent pineapple/grapefruit and a sustantial yet refined smooth bitterness complimenting the slightly effusive maltiness. Balances well with an appropriate level of sweetness. Perhaps a little too fruity/edgy to be perfect, but quite nice.
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. .3L sample size. Aroma is a hoppy orangey, hempy, and a bit spicy one. Some chewy, sweet malts are present in the aroma as well. Pretty damn quaffable. Moderately hazy orangey-colored body with a yellowish, frothy head which leaves nice lacing. An attractive beer. Light hempy, bitter hops to start, turning citric, moderately chewy with some nice maltiness present. Finishes quite spicy, peppery, and floral. Kind of reminiscent of an incense flavoring. A bit overcarbonated, but pretty well balanced overall. Enjoyable.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Drakes 1st Annual Beer Festival and Washoes Tournament. This IPA pours a light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is herbal and floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are floral and herbal. Lighter end of the bitterness scale. The bitterness tend to linger a while. Taste is a little lighter and mellower as well. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.