bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2012
My favorite SF&SGG that I’ve had so far. Very dominant obvious citra hops on the nose. Nice tropical papaya notes. Not sure on the bottling date but hops have definitely faded on the taste. Not a malt bomb by any means, but you definitely get dominant pale malt tastes. Delicious still, & easy drinking. Solid this year for sure. AdamChandler (5177) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Beer from Secret Santa. Bomber 2012 format. Citra being my favorite hop, let’s see how good this is! Minimal head produced and faded to nothing fast. Burnt reddish hues. It doesn’t actually have the citra scent I expected. More like Simcoe. Taste is alright though. Very low bitterness, sort of malty / chewy breadiness that I wasn’t expecting. There’s some grapefruit at the finish. Not all that great though. Drinkable but not a lot going on. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours deep clear orange with a small soapy head. Aroma is breathtaking and one of the best I have smelled on a pale. Deep pine hops, sweet grapefruit, floral, and even a bit of candy caramel smell. Flavor is very sweet and candy like. Not as much bitterness as i was hoping for. No bottle date, so maybe I got it late in the year? Still has the hop flavor though. Candy sweet grapefruit with only a hint of pine. Floral flavor. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel for a 6.6% here. Pretty flat. Good beer, but can't say I wasn't hoping for more bitterness and refreshment. The aroma is there, most of the flavors are there, but something seems slightly off. It is so close to being right. Just falls short of my benchmarks in the fresh/wet syle (Founders Harvest & GD Fresh Hop). Bonus points for the name of this one though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jw0406 (1304) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
.3 l draft pours a nice dark orange color with a medium white head. Aromas of pine, resin, grapefruit, citurs. Medium bodie, citrus flavor with a nice bitte finish. IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
All white head. Nice orange dark golden color. Smells of sharp hops, almost cedar. Light citrus aroma as well. Taste is a bit different than the smell. Very earthy, and more bitter than I expected. The top flavor includes light citrus almost tangerine flavors. I don’t really get as much tropical flavors as other beers with citra. Altogether, a great brew.
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Great beer that smells fresh. Incredibly clean and smooth. The palate is freaking perfect. It is lacking a bit in flavor. Smooth as can be but is lacking punch and complexity. I would drink this all day long as it is easy to drink but it is also expensive. 9 or 10 dollars is a bit ridiculous. I like it, I want to love it, but between the price and flavor being a bit shallow, I would rather have a Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere, Estate, or 6 pack of Celebration. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours clear lt amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has kiwi and melon notes...a touch of grapefruit. Flavor follows suit...lots of kiwi and melon. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a melony slightly bitter finish. Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Grapefruit and caramel. Golden with a white head. Bitter with nice fruit flavors. Medium bodied with long bitter finish. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Amber with with a medium, foamy tan head. Aroma is fresh hops, floral notes, tropical fruit, soft citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel notes, fresh floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus oils, light peach, hints of mango and faint pineapple. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a dense creamy carbonation and mild hop bitterness. Slightly oily as well. Ends with more fresh hops, floral hops, big tropical fruit notes, citrus and chewy caramel. Nice! NikkTwist (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Eulogy. Hazy medium orange brown pour. Frothy white head. Burnt orange peels. Grapefruit pith. Pretzels. Turpentine. Bright piney citrus hops with some unexpected darker toasted malt notes. More balanced than most one hop beers.