30 min ago
Pours a light copper color with a light citrus aroma. Taste is hoppy with a straw and piney bitterness. A malty and floral aftertaste.
31 min ago
375mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a tiny head of beige bubbles. Aroma is fairly subtle, with notes of toasted sesame seeds and light dry port barrels. Flavour is medium sour, with a good amount of acetone, with tart dry dark fruits and light vinous port barrels. Quite intensely sour after a while, with the acetic notes becoming more pronounced as well. Cohesive and well-structured, but a little harsh. Good.
32 min ago
Poured from a Batch #3 bottle. Aroma is really nice with some light grain notes, medium citrus, medium light tropical and stone fruit and a light peppery note. Reminds me a lot of Saison Bernice but with some light oak. Pours a slightly hazy, yellow gold with a large, pillowy white head. Head exhibits nice retention as it slowly recedes into itself. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor is lightly to moderately tart with a nice lemon, citrus note. Light grain notes with medium bitterness. Light woodsy, peppery phenolic note. Medium light tropical and stone fruit with a light mineral quality. Light oak notes. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with nice carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is stupidly good and very similar to Bernice. It might be a slight bit tarter with a bit more lemon and less stone and tropical fruit. The oak adds some complexity, but also a bit of tannins.
33 min ago
Very dark pour almost stout like. Huge aromas of pine hops and some background citrus. The taste starts with the soft citrus hops up front with ripe orange peel and goes into the pungent and pine flavor. Not picking up much dark malt flavor but this is a great flavored IPA.
35 min ago
Bottle. Pours bright gold with fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is vanilla, cinnamon, toasted, and faint spice. Flavor is light and crisp with a lot of vanilla and cream sweetness and soft spices.
36 min ago
Draft at flying saucer Nashville from notes. Very juicy, loads of grapefruit and orange citrus dominate.
37 min ago
650mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a deep dark orangey amber with a small beige head. Nose is quite infected, with spices, some sour notes, and candied sugar. Flavour is definitely infected, with tomato, spicy chili, sourness, and light fruitiness. Totally messed up - obviously something wrong with this. Terribly infected.
37 min ago
Type: Draft Glass: 16-oz. pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. Price: $6.00 Purchased: May 27, 2015 Consumed: May 27, 2015 Misc.: Tried on release day Poured a golden, straw, murky color with two fingers of off-white, rocky head when I received it. Great amount of layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smell was the best part. Right away could tell it was dry-hopped, kind of reminding of some combination of their Nelson, Duet and San Diego Surprise. Also got Mosaic, Citra, floral and some Simcoe. (Smell - 4.25) First taste was magnificent, although I still might have been riding high because of the nose. Initially reminded me of a watered down combo of Nelson or Duet. Mosaic still seems to be No. 1 here. Also Citra, grapefruit rind, faint nectarine rind, tropical hops and mango, all with the dry-hopped backbone. The third sips and beyond didn’t follow the first. (Taste - 3.88) Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, dry finish. (Feel - 3.63) This beer has a ton of potential, but I think it’s missing a potent punch late of some kind. Still would have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.88) 3.94 88 B+
37 min ago
I have had this in bottle (small sample) poured by Gazza at The Shoulder of Mutton a few weeks back and more recently at Craft Clerkenwell on Cask Handpump Saturday 23rd May 2015 with Ang, Nick and others. Pours golden in colour a little thin white head and a very slight haze. Wow this is such a strange beer if you close your eyes you would imagine that are drinking a darker smooth beer with lovely coffee and white chocolate notes on the aroma and in the mouth. Some smooth light creamy vanilla, but with all that is going on I think I failed to pick up the coconut. I passed this around the table at Craft and this was very well received, it’s a weird but intriguing beer. Love it. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
39 min ago
Very pale yellow with a thick covering of white head. It’s a good looking beer this. Fragrant Meyer lemon and tropical flower aromas. It’s tastier than it smells too. Floral and tropical fruits with lemon citrus. There’s a tangy bitterness that doesn’t challenge, rather accentuating the fruit character. Just what I was after.
43 min ago
From the bomber, jet black with a very small tan collar, all I smelled was sweet & black liquorice. The taste is way less sweet than I was expecting (great). I missed out on the whole vertical epic experience, but I’m glad I was able to jump in at the end and get a taste of what’s been going on.
44 min ago
Outstanding pepper beer, which is surprising for central Kansas considering the abysmal Mexican food to be had. Fresh jalapeno and wheat aroma and the taste is a great level of spicy, very there but not overpowering. By far the best beer they were pouring that particular night.
45 min ago
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Coded 15903. Pours near-black (slightly reddish). Thin light brown head, that audibly fizzes initially, as it reduces to pretty much nothing. Leaves some bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Does indeed feel like an imperial porter, isn’t pretending to be a stout or anything. Not as thick as most popular imperial porters I’ve tried, but it does have a very appropriate porter feel to it. Mildly chewy. Kind of dry finish. Nice dark fruit, some dark chocolate, and coffee flavors, plus some vanilla and barrel character. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden. Just a nice, mild touch of warmth. Very nice bigger coffee all around. Works well with the character of the porter, a nice change of pace from the usual coffee imperial stout. Not too sweet either, the dryness is pleasant. Tasty stuff. Totally worth giving it a go, especially at the $8 price point. Impressively easy-drinking. Nice change of pace for the style (barrel aged big coffee dark beer).
55 min ago
As pale lagers go, this one pretty good. Goes down easy while floating in the pool. Actual hints of grain, yeast and faint bitterness.
55 min ago
Keg at Exmouth Arms, London, Saturday 23rd May 2015 in company of Ang’, Nick and others. A straw coloured beer with a light haze and a small white head. A touch of citrus on the nose mainly grapefruit along with a very Belgian spiciness. The taste is also fruity and spicy, refreshing and a little dry a touch of pepper provides a little warmth, it’s very pleasant. A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5