GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL c&c from Conn Ave. Pours hazy, translucent, glowing gold. Massive, rocky, bright head head with hug retention and massive lace. Oh yes. Nose right off the bat is rich cantaloupe and pineapple, big Brett C tropical notes and rich tropical Galaxy hops. Some funky stuff like overripe stonefruits and juicy, molding peach. Hints of lavender and rose water atop moldy peach. In taste, super dry and very peppery with just a bit too much lavender perfume Iím betting for some people. However, itís a taste I quite enjoy. Palate is lively, aerated, fairly quenching as it warms. Really comes across as a saison to me. It lacks the phenols and esters of a witbier and the sticky caramel of an American IPA. Coriander is subdued. Kumquats very bright in the nose. Obviously another home run from Gabe. This has way too much complexity to be in the IPA category. Iíd move it to saison.
Jow (2176) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grabbed bottle from Gingerman to enjoy at home for NHL playoffs. Pours yellow with huge fluffy head and good lacing. Nice citrus and spice nose. Tastes of oak, white pepper, coriander, lemon, Brett, cloves, and fun. Drying finish and nice lingering spice notes.
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Hill Farmstead, curtesy of John. Cloudy pale amber with a generous effervescent head that settles relatively quickly. Light spice, some chardonnay, mild brett, lemon rind, coriander, pepper, wheat. High carbonation, mild body - quite light and refreshing, no hint of alcohol although the chardonnay notes are present throughout, becomes very dry with some brett, light spice, hint of barnyard and grass. Very tasty - love this brewery.
dogfish120love (949) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy white(ish) yellow. With a dense white head. Aroma is funky, grass, resin, soap, and peppercorn.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ryan and Felisa. Bright chartreuse? Yellow pale but luminescent. Wonderfully Brett aroma. Lots of lemon rind. Borh aromas and flavors. Slight pedio but works. Very dry but soft palate. Very drinkable.
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mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild funk and big big bitter character with smelly oily hops. Not very pleasant at all. Absolutely no real sweetness. Skip it.
AdamJackson (2652) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received via MJís Rare Beer Club. shared with friends at cellar temp.
A - 5-Finger clear head, great head lacing just gorgeous! Light gold appearance, SRM of 2 and nice clouds of sediment floating around.
S - Centennial hops, brett and funkiness. Thereís a spicey pepper smell as well.
T - Brett Yeast is so delicious! I loved drinking the drags. Dry hopped taste, minor breadiness, pine and pineapple. Graham crackers on the finish.
M - 100% carbonation on a mouth swish. Dry and very light bodied
O - Great but no A in my book. Solid and tasty. Itís missing some hoppiness that I expected.
maekchu (2160) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Mike12da. Huge rude aroma of manure, train station toilet, and lotsa yeast. Cloudy straw color with a soft ice cream cone head. Barnyard flavors, funky, and a peppery aftertaste. Long dry sourish finish. The pepper stays for quite some time. A whole lot going on in this beer, maybe too much. Interesting.... but not quite my favorite thing.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale golden color with a rocky white head. Really nice hoppiness on the nose. Great citrus and pine with a light floral character. The Brett gives a good funk and thereís a lot of straw and earth notes. Taste-wise, the hops are a little bit less pronounced. Very dry with lots of earthy tones and a little bit of straw and grass. Some light malt character, but it doesnít really contribute much sweetness.
KyotoLefty (6504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Mike12da. Funky, tart, citrus, barnyard nose. Cat piss too. Very pale gold, glowing, with thin lace. Flavors of straw, orange and peel, minerals, white pepper. It was somehow mellower with the yeast added. A strange beast, but very interesting and good. This should be categorized as a wild ale, though.