jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with thin off-white head that leaves great lace. Aroma of big resinous pine over sweet caramel malt. Taste is more towards the pine with just a slight malty backbone. Soft carbonation with upfront bitterness that subsides quickly. Nice pale ale overall.
dwyerpg (4903) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A stunning aroma followed up by a beer that is an accurate pale ale. Yet the aroma makes you think you are about to drink an IPA.
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A beer like this couldn’t be passed up despite the reputation of Alpine these days. After trying it I may give a few more drafts a shot. If it is anything to go by they’ve not lost their ’A’ game in cranking out world class West Coast hop bombs.
Aroma / Appearance - A bronze carbonated body shimmers below a layer of protective white head. Bright rosy hops, fresh citrus, and floral aspects lazily float upwards like dandelion puffs in a summer breeze.
Flavor / Palate - A first sip delays the sharp bitterness for mere seconds before it explodes on the tongue and throat. Oranges, cloves, and resin coat the corners of the mouth with a sessionable bitterness that is present without being abrasive. If this were on draft at an event I’d have no problems with ordering a pint or two while socializing.
Aurelius (4678) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium gold, small white head. Sharp citrus hop aroma with some sweetness. Acidic, sturdy bittering, lots of sour citrus juice. Body tips a little heavy. Caramel and ample hops at the end. On tap, Brass Tap Midtown.
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear Amber, soapy sticky head. Lots of citrus with undertones of tropical, and a touch of dank, medium bitter. Drinks like an ipa, smooth mouth. Really nice and my first from inside GA state lines.
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria. It is a clear gold color with an off white head. The aroma is somewhat citrus and the taste is bitter malty one
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruity, with some nice malty notes. Bitter finish.
Gachupines (1091) - USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color with a decent white head. Aroma is slightly piney hops. Flavor is light pine, pleasantly astringent with a light finish.
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Malt Shoppe. Golden orange pour, nice subtle citrus hops. 14.4
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz in pint glass. St. Paul,MN.
Pours transparent coppery-orange with abundant white head.
Aroma is heavy on citrus. Lemon and grapefruit in particular. A little resin. Some maltiness. Some pineapple back notes.
Taste is bitter with some mild sweetness to balance. Pretty well done.
Body is medium. Thicker texture. Long bitter finish.