GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear amber with a rocky, beige head. Excellent retention and lace. Dry-hopped, citrus hops, orange peel, fresh biscuit. Taste is nice biscuity malt, caramel, nice fresh citrus hop bitterness. Could easily pass for a pale ale or even IPA. Really good- shows the power of low abv beers! Hurray!
nimbleprop (5798) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizza Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a transparent, bright orange with a thin, slightly creamy white head. The aroma was very inviting. Even my girlfriend knew it had been dry hopped. Smelled strongly of citrus, pine, surprisingly resinous for something that I knew would be low ABV. Flavor was sweet, biscuits, malts, light citrus. Finish is dry, bitter and clean. Very nice. I could drink a million of these.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Three 20oz pints of the during the USA vs Ghanaria game. I got it because it was the most AMERICAN thing on the menu. Of course with a name like this it was amazing.. probably one of the best bitters out there. Nice hop presence, ultra sessionable.
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the beer authority.
Light pour, thin white head. Not much ESB character; rather more like a thin, minerally IPA. Pretty good; I’d have been more impressed if I’d realized it was 3.6%. I was thinking more like 5%. I’ll have to revisit.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, served in a Nonic pint glass. I like to order bitter-style beers like this, though was surprised by the surprisingly non-bitter flavor. Not what I expected, I was thinking something more like the Rogue Brutal Bitter, but the 21st Amendment bitter was bland and somewhat boring by comparison. Not one that I want to try again.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some biscuit, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light biscuit. Light-medium body, light acidity, quite drinkable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a slight haze and sticky white head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with a very pungent and fresh quality that borders on skunky in a good way, obviously not light-struck. Thee is also some subtle fruit character like peach and tangerine. The flavor has a simple base of bready malt with a light toast. Hop flavor dominates the profile with the same mix of sticky, pungent resin, and soft fruity character. Bitterness is form but soft and balances the dry malt character well. The body is impressive for such a small beer, pretty much medium in fullness. Supremely quaffable stuff on the whole, with the dry profile and generous but smooth hop flavors balancing very well. Definitely more impressive than the Opening Day IPA that I sampled after it. A true session IPA if you ask me.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice aromatic hop aroma, grassy with some pine. Very light malt profile. Dull darkish amber clear with thin white head. Medium light watery body with heavy carbonation and fizzy burn. Starts very dry, with hardly any malt taste - nutty and dry. Big hops bitterness throughout, with lack of malt sweetness and heavy carbonation it becomes quite harsh at the finish. Clean and low on alcohol but a little harsh for continuous quaffing. Went well with food.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 21A
Appearance: Golden yellow with a white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus hops
Taste: A nice amount of citrus hops but not over the top
This is a well balanced beer, not to hoppy and has a nice bitter finish
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Poured a cloudy yellow gold with not much head.
Aroma: Big American hops and dry, pale malt.
Taste: Citrusy hops, bitterness and pale malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a tad creamy.
Overall: Great a full flavored for a very small beer.