mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Average white frothy head (mostly dissapating). Clear golden body.
Aromas of light fruit and some flowery hops. Also some malts noticed. Flavor is intially sweet and finishes sweeter. Medium bodied. Dry textured. Soft carbonation. Not sure why I liked it so much but I do. Apparantly I liked this beer way better than most.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
6 pack from Total Wine, since they had not busted it up into singles. Pours a nice pale gold, with an aroma of hops and a bit of fruit. Taste is surprisingly good once you get past the initial tasting. I was surprised by this one, itís pretty good.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden beer, quite hazy with a thin white head. Aroma is quite wheaty, light orange peel with some light berryish fruitiness in back. There is also some sweet nuttiness that is a bit surprising is such a pale beer. Flavour is a bit butterscotchy which is probably where the nutty aroma is coming from. Watery palate and moderate bitterness iwth a lingering orange peel/diacetyl flavour. Itís a pretty boring brew.
ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006 bottle drunk on 3/20/07
Pale, brassy-copper body is topped by a rapidly fizzling white head that leaves little/no lacing. Bubbly liquid is highly clear.
Highly perfumed nose definitely showcases the dry-hopping. I really like the hop notes that come through. No heavy pine or citrus, or anything acidic. Just a happy, dry, lemon and flower petal-like nose with well-attenuated, light pale malts in the background adding a pinch of pleasing graininess and very light honey. I get a little mineral water-like note, on the finish as well, but I seem to always get this from Abita beers. Medium strength overall, very delicate.
Dry hop flavors dominate the flavor, adding a gentle bitterness and lots of herbal-perfuminess with just a hint of light grapefruit. Lemon icing-like malts sit in the back, with a touch of graininess and a very light body, with little sweetness. Carbonation is moderate, no alcohol noted. Good beer, more hop character than a typical golden ale, but without the maltiness of a pale ale. Obviously, the filtering/force carbonating aspect of Abita beers is a big downer, but for what it is, itís a very drinkable, flavorful/aromatic beer.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has been sitting in the bottom of my fridge waiting patiently on me for several months. Out of sight, out of mind as they say. Faint nose of flowers, caramel, malt & nuts. Pours a sparkling golden. Mostly lasting fluffy & wispy white head. Sweet flavor with a noticable citrus tartness and decent acidity. Complex finish that ends on a nutty note. Light soft body that is creamy and feels dry at the finish. Much better than I expected.
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of stale hops bready yeast, and some oxidation. Taste is thin malt and a metalic bitter hop not much hop flavor or aroma. Finishes dry with a sharp prickly finish. At least the some of the cost of this beer goes to a good cause.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed out of the bottle from Jeffís Spirits on Main. Nose and taste similar to an American Pale, very nice hop flavor. Also had a hint of sorghum flavor (sort of a sour fruitiness). This was easy to drink when cold and pretty tasty.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. light amber pour and avg white head, leaving an oily film atop the brew. aromas of both wet- and dry-hopping, as well as the mixture of woods you would find in a deciduous forest. mild citrus appeal in the aroma as well. my tastebuds see this as a mildly hoppy yet smooth ale. hop presence is in the taste, as well as on the palate, but the flavor isnít too well defined. nonetheless, it is a very drinkable beer with a slight mineral zing and a note of spicy hops. good beer, but i donít understand the low rating. rumor has it itís about to undergo a name change into a pale ale.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather uneventful beer, but it was for a good cause so I tried it. And for that cause, I would buy more of it if it would help out the cause.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Mild lagerfied maltiness. Grass clusters with caramel. Some citrus notes, but rather uneventful. ITs a cool cause but not a very cool brew.