This is a classic that will never go out of style, so clean yet flavorful. A golden--amber color with a frothy off-white head, this boasts upfront aromas of earthy, floral hops that mingle seamlessly with notes of caramel malt and sweet orange citrus. Resiny hop characteristics add depth to the palate, with additional accents of roasted malt and caramel sauce. The finish is smooth and dry, with a touch of bitterness. Pair with grilled salmon or strip steak.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jul 2013)
Good dose of sweetness both from the floral hops and caramel malt. Very aromatic and a pleasure to the nose. Sweet malt, a little caramel, with a sublime hop oil flavour which lets through a more than ample bitterness that has a spicy bite to it. A hoppy finish with some residual sweetness and drying grain are in the end. A very well crafted brew, enough hops to go around yet still very balanced. Soon to be a classic (first brewed in 1984), an excellent fall back or session beer also.
90 points, BeerAdvocate (Sep 2001)