hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle. Small ivory head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent, very little carbonation, and an orange hue. Nose was caramel, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, and bitter.Ditto for the flavor. Medium in body. Very quaffable, not overly hoppy, would drink again and worthy of a try. brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Wonderful,juicey, orange like hops envelope your nose,as orangey as I’ve ever experienced. theres probaly some malt in the background,but I’m content just to bask in the fragrance of this hop field located in the middle of a Florida Orange Grove,flavor does not dissappoint, like biting into a tart orange hopping, that fades into a pleasant bitter finish,malt is not a factor,just a hair on the thin side ,so you don’t mistake it for an Imperial anything,bitterness gets a little aggresive at the finish. Man do I love these Harvest Ales,and nobody does it better then the Midwest Brewers 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
This beer has the GAYEST label I’ve ever seen. Come on now, a troll doll with a princess, unicorn, and rainbow in the background? WTF!!! The beer pours to a bright glowing amber body with a creamy white head. The aroma is very hoppy with what I thought was cascade, amarillo, and centennial. Perhaps that’s the Pacific Gem hops shining through? Very clean aromas. The flavor is hoppy but has some harsh notes around the edges. Sweet and bitter catty, floral, and grassy hops. Bitter pungent medium bodied palate. Thanks Todd for getting me this beer! (Simply wish it was better). elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle thanks to JohnC. Pours orange with a very small almost non-existent head. Aroma is sweet and resiny. Malt backbone is substantial but perhaps a touch too sweet, almost syrupy. Hop flavors are in abundance, fruity, flowery and citrus, but with less aromatic character. A nice, interesting beer. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours a clear amber topped by medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of orange, grapefruit and pine (maybe a hint of passion fruit). Flavor is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine,orange. Medium chewy body. Somewhat short pineapple bitter finish.
nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle shared by sliffy @ cbus X. Orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, pale caramel malt. Flavors of citrus, light bready malt, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, hoppy/malty with a bitter/malty finish. If only we got this instead of that damn Behemoth. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
22oz bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks Joey. Poured a clear dark orange color. Head was thick, sticky, and off white with good retention and lacing. The malt and hops were well balanced in the aroma. I smelled citrus, potato chip, and crushed pine needles. Smooth, medium bodied mouth feel. Delicately sweet on the tongue with mild to moderate hop bitterness of about 4 out of 10. The flavor palate included distinct newly mowed hay, orange, and toffee elements. There was also a bit of sweat. Strange mix of flavors, but still pretty good. Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Slightly hazy orange beer with thin head. Big fresh grapefruity hop aromas with some spice to it as well. Really fills the nose. Flavor is sweet and floral hops. Bitterness is surprisingly well checked. Finish is smooth with some piney bitterness to boot. Very fresh and easy drinking. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Poured a clear light orange-copper color with an off-white head. Great fruit flavor and aroma. Citrus and pine hops hide the malt flavor beneath. Mildly bitter finish with a light to medium body. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Thanks a lot of iowakerkeye for the bottle. Hazy, light copper orange body with a light khaki head. The aroma is massive grapefruit with caramel and vanilla ice cream. The taste has some rich caramel and grapefruit. This is surprisingly smooth, not at all what I expected. Nicely balanced with lots of almonds in the aftertaste. The body is lightly carbonated. A solid brew.