arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Doesn’t get much better than this! Pours hazy amber with white head, and aroma is full of wonderful hops. Taste is chewy full of piny, resiny, citrusy hops with a bit of malt sweetness that flows into a huge lasting bitterness. Hope to see this again! riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Growler from Stine! Thanks dude. A great aroma that is a mixture of fresh grapefruit, pine trees, herb (weed) and bready malt. Pours a golden amber color with a lasting thin head and awesome lace. Straight bitter hops up front with a great balance of caramel and bread. Flavors of grapefruit, pine and pepper are present and create a long lingering dry finish that seem to last forever. Full of flavor, yet amazingly easy to drink. This stuff is great. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2008
A spectacularly hopped beer with plenty of floral character (or perhaps I’ve just been underwhelmed with the IPAs I’ve been trying lately). orange colored body with faint head. A strong citrus hop flavor with a faint bitter finish. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2008
At Town Hall right now on 2/28/2008. Pint pours slightly haze amber gold with a small head and nice lace. Aroma is sweet, floral, and fresh hops. The flavor has a good hop show and a nice malt backbone. Nice and fairly rich. Good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2008
(growler,thanks Schutzenliesel) Clear amber body atop medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light pineapple, peach, caramel. Taste is mild sweet, grapefruit/pine, some grassy. Dry finish. Light-medium body, some acidity.
3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Near crystal clear orange honey colored body. Weed-like stenchy (almost moldy) nose of twigs, pine needles, dry, fresh cut pine wood, and dry, grassy simcoe hops. Pineapple? Not so much, but I actually don’t get any pineapple in the Weyerbacher Double Simcoe either. Fresh, vibrant evergreen needles and dry, parched, crusty sap round this one out. A really solid, very hoppy pale ale that smells like an IPA. I don’t think it really deserves to be this high up on the APA list, but it’s still a solid pale ale for sure. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Growler provided by Schutzenliesel. Hazy, light amber body with a large, fluffy white head. The nose is heavy simcoe hops - tangerine, catty, light garlic, pine, herbs with cotton candy and caramel. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter with tangerine, orange peel, light onion and cotton candy. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Growler, courtesy of Schutzenliesel (and tytoanderso, though I haven’t opened it yet!). Thanks, Tom! Pours a bright, slightly hazy golden-orange color; textured light-tan head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Very generous, dense piney and herbal Simcoe character in the aroma; lots of dense Simcoe hops; no astringency. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: pleasant, creamy toasted and tea-like malts at the core, with a slightly resiny / dense pine hoppiness all throughout; nicely dry, intensely drinkable, and a solid expression of Simcoe without stickiness; nicely balanced. Lengthy, drying piney hop finish and tea-like malts and light sugar in the finish; well-attenuated and nicely dry. elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Acquired via trade with Tytoanderso. Aroma is mostly hops. Pours a brown with a huge foamy head. Tastes of overwhelming sweet and grassy hops. Finishes with a lingering bitter bite. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2008
growler thanks to holdenn....evening with pantanap 3.5.....poured a semi-transparent orange brown with a thick and soapy white head.....a very aromatic and refreshing nose of tropical and floral hops....flavors of earthy/grassy/piney hops that pairs well with subtler malt tones. a strong bitter finish.....i’m glad i was able to try this.