Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from TWCP. I rolled it to unseat the yeast sediment. A nice fluffy off white head has decent retention. The beer is dingy golden brown and is hazy. The aroma is herbal with ginger, spices, and peach. Ginger and basil lead the flavors. Lemon is noted more in the after taste and is fairly subtle. The finish is ginger again. Malts and hops are scarce and this beer is all about the additional ingredients. I would love to see what the chefs did with this.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared by beastie @RBWG-JAX-thin white-hazy yellow. A-ginger, lemon. T-sweet lt malt, quickly overtaken by ginger, lemon/basil, spice hops. Interesting.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Herbal, Asian herbs, aroma with some spice. Breadiness, light spice, and more herbs on the flavor. Not bad.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. It poured a cloudy gold with a very aggressive off-whte head and a lot of lacing rings. Nose of spices with ginger dominating. Medium in body. Lively carbonated mouth feel. The flavor is dominated by the spices and there is lemon to go with the ginger. Some fruit appears in the finish. Quite tasty and unique.
alexsdad06 (4371) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have herbs favoring basil, citrus, additional fruits, and spices, some caramel, lightly toasted and grass. The flavor is a bit softer than the nose. Decent, perhaps given a different setting I ma have enjoyed this more.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy, pale yellow color. Good thin white head. Bits of lace. Awesome ginger, lemon peel, floral aroma. Light thai-style spice. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lighter citrus, good lemon orange flavor. Nice zesty, little sweet, moderate bitter. Really enjoyed this. Pretty refreshing, even
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from a local STL trade. Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a small white head. The aroma explodes with all the spices and fruits promised in the description: ginger and basil lead the way, with lemon and peach, pale malts, and other herbs. The flavor is a milder version of the same. Light-bodied, with a dry, spicy, fresh-feeling mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Not for everybody, but I dug it.
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white fia head. Big herbal hop nose, pepper. Lots of prominent, herbal hops, spruce and pine. Medum bodied with fine carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Pours a fairly clear yellow appearance wi a frothy white head. The basil is very potent in the aroma and the ginger isn’t far behind. There’s also some citrusy and spicy notes to the nose. A bit chewy, cracker malty, huge basil spicy, a bit salty, tangy, light citrusy, moderate ginger flavor. This baby is way over the top for me to drink on its own. Maybe it would be better paired with food.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy straw with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are: flat coke, light lemon, faint pine, and light tea. The aroma and flavor are similar. Light herb in the finish. This is not my thing. A bit dilute and not much to it.
Lukaduke (1679) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light yellow gold color with a finger of fizz. On the nose its heavy ginger with light touches of lemon and spicy herbal pepper. The flavors are similar to the nose with a heavy ginger beginning that opens up into a slightly floral spicy mid palate that slowly bitters out into a semidry finish. Would be a great food beer for sure... I could use a little more backbone overall but it was a good beer Id like to try again.