Slipstream (2321) - USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. There is a dash of green in the dark tan pour. Top of the heap aroma - sweet mellow hops, freshly baked cookies. green leaves. The taste is peppy and hoppy (Amarillo? Just a guess). It is pretty light on the palate, and not sugary or heavy on the malts. There are some green hops in the aftertaste. A really good PA - glad I had it fresh.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light malt (cookie, straw), heavy hops (citrus, floral, pine), and light esters (fruity). Flavor is hoppy with a light malt finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.
weharvie (40) - USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An uninspiring aroma, but pours with a dark copper hue and thin white head. The taste is malty and slightly sweet with a slight bitter finish. Not a bad brew, but not very inspiring.
alexsdad06 (7757) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from a growler shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma is pale malt, grassy with light fruits. The flavor is dry grassy, lightly fruity with a pale malt base. This doesn’t have much personality.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Rattle’N’Hum. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and roasted caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty, slight herbal. Bitter and dry finish.Dry and herbal finish.
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RnH with Linh for the Anderson Valley Event. Pours a slightly hazy, amber body with spotty white lacing. Aroma is a great combo of pine and citrus hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet citrus, pine, and soap.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Copper pour with thin white head. Barman said they scooped the foam off. Pleasant hop and floral aroma. Fuller body than one would expect from such a beer. Malt flavour with floral notes. Clean finish
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Bittercreek: Pours a copper color with a nice white head. The nose is fresh with some piney hops and a tight toasty background of malts. The flavor is fresh and crisp with clean citrusy hops. Very nice pale ale with a nice handle on everything. Tight.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. For a low ABV beer, this is pretty damned good. The beer poured to a golden straw colored body with a white head. Decent retention all around and nice density. The beer was like a mild in that there was tons of aroma and flavor packed into a session-able beer. Hoppy aromas of grass, flowers, and pine. Flavor was like a mild pale ale with lots of hops, no bitterness, decent amounts of malt. Very mild overall. The palate was "thin", but it’s caused by it’s session-ability at 4.4%.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Cloudy straw gold pour with a nice frothy carbonation. Dry grassy aroma with a little bloom of fruit in there. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly prickly with a dry finish. Flavors aren’t quite what you’d like them to be, with both malt and hop profiles relatively muted in favor of a singular grassy dry note. Pleasant enough for what it is, I suppose, but I’d hoped for more character.