jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours clear amber with a light white head. Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit and resin. Flavor is citrus hops, resin, bitter and floral. Medium carbonation. Has a nice dry finish. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
16 oz. can from Dalzale, thanks Greg! pours a clear golden amber with a decent one finger head. aroma of citrus, pine resin and some straw. a bit surprised the flavor isn’t more tropical since it is 100% citra hops. mild carbonation which fits the style just right for me, finishes dry. a nice session-able harvest ale. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a clear copper orange with thick frothy tan-tinged head. Aroma is strong notes of grapefruit and spruce. flavor is grapefruit, floral and citrus. Undertones of bread and cereal. Body is light with a lot of carbonation. Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a very transparent light orange. Smell is pretty awesome...typical fresh hop aromas mixed with some very tropical fruit notes. Tangerine, mango. Very bitter, resiny. Oily hop mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. Packed with hop flavor. Can is about two weeks old...this is really nice. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle kindly sent by Sean - thanks man! Pours a clear but dull golden caramel with a thick and chunk white head. Aroma is light bitter hops and . . . well, air I guess. Seriously lacking hop power on the aroma. Taste is easy drinking, light bitter hops with some subtle and soft sweet malt. There’s nothing offensive about the beer but the hop presence on the nose and taste is weak.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
16 oz. can via trade with bobbypaulson - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. very light lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and citrus hops. Very nice. Flavor is hops and light toasted malt. Finish is fairly bitter, but smooth. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Mike. Atom (2418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Can pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of hops, and sweet caramel and citrus. Taste is resinous pine goodness with sharp bright citrus and a sold caramel malt backbone, nice bitterness on the finish. Thinking I prefer last years, but Yum Yum Yum, love this stuff. AWISLguy (3016) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Can from Dennis Brothers. Pours orangey brown with some head. Great circle lacing. Aroma has citrus and pine and resin. Some of that burnt bacon smell. Lots of hops, and lots more hops, in the nose. Taste brings sweetness with some caramelly malt, bitterness with citrus, some bulk and body with a lovely pine flavor. Not too syrupy. Crisp but with some fullness of flavor. Finishes medium long and bitter. This is an excellent brew! I’ll be interested to have it head-to-head with Furious and those oily hops. (In honor of Joie .... I wish your daughter had been as nice and sweet as you!) BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
TAP: clear amber/semi-red pour, white head, good lacing. Floral and citrus hops on the nose, sharp floral and citrus hop/malt on taste, very good beer. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Thanks to CLevar for this one in trade. Cheers, Caleb! Pours a clear amber with orange highlights and a receding white head. Nose is hop-forward to say the least: a bit of malt with grass, pine, earthy, and herbal hops with hints of spice, reminiscent of rye. Flavor is a shot of malt followed quickly by piney and somewhat citrusy hops along with grass and herbs. Somewhat prickly with the hops, and a bitingly dry finish. This fresh hop is enjoyable and very drinkable- at 6%, I could drink 2 or 3. Very nice wet hop IPA; complex and mildly sessionable.