FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arrives from the tap a brilliantly clear, red tinged, gold highlighted color and is topped by a thin light tan colored head (at least as evaluated from this dim bar). The aroma smells quite hoppy, which is quite nice, with notes of herbal pine, floral tropical fruit, wild citrus notes, and a skunky fruit note that I associate with NZ hops. This even has a dank, "herbal" hop character to it that adds an edge to the hop character here.
The body is quite light bodied, dry tasting, and has a prickly carbonation. The hop character is quite biting with an up front focus on bitterness, but a finish that screams of Nelson Sauvin; sort of peppery, wild funky fruit notes, greenly herbal in an unripe, but quite floral kind of fruit way, as well as having a hint of accentuating spicy grain character to it. There is an ample bitterness to this beer that is accentuated by the very light malt presence, but it is certainly not too much for a hop head.
A simple quaffing beer that is just so damn drinkable and good. I really wish more beers like this were done here in the US. I like that there is just a bit of texture to this beer that keeps it from being watery, is this perhaps the rye?
kbudd19 (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper brown pour, nice fresh hoppy aroma, taste is very clean, packs a nice punch of hops and finishes with a mild crisp bitterness. Has a lot of punch and is extremely sessionable.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler thanks to Ibrew2or3. Pours super clear amber with thick, beige foam. Delicate, beautiful lacing. Nose is yellow bell pepper, grilled kumquat, fresh acidic fruit, big aromatic hops, fresh whole grain bread, raw fresh grain. Really excellent. Taste at first feels low abv, and holy crap it is low, with some rustic rye brread, bitter fresh grapefruit juice. Extremely sessionable with hefty bread crust and hop oil. Very clean, simple, hop forward, session Rye PA.
biggirlpanties (140) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a copper and clear. Great lacing. Aroma is fresh cut grass, fresh bell peppers, grains. Taste is more of the fresh green grass, mild hops, citrus rind. Pretty bitter. The rye really comes through in the palate. Lots of flavor for such a low abv beer. Really nice.
JustDrinkIt (218) - Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful clear orange color with foamy white head. The aroma is a blast of clean hop aroma (maybe cascade? Iím still getting used to identifying them.) The flavor is grassy and has a great level of bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Live rate while watching the Warriors vs Memphis. The growler pours with a clear copper body that supports a nearly bright white head of foam that quickly falls back to a ring. The aroma at first busts with an earthy freshly cut green bell pepper notes. Upon further inspection this is likely rye bread, yummy dank onion and a bit of citrus creating a rather unique and oddly inviting aroma. The taste begins with thin faintly sweet malts and a moment later it grows into spicy bitter hops, onion dank hops, a citrus bitterness and then into grassy earthy spicy rye that creates the same uniqueness as noticed in the nose. Great stuff with plenty of flavor and interest and full up hoppiness from bitter to a bit resiny to some pleasing flavor hops. The more I drink the more this comes across with a nice tangy rye bread sensation. I wonder what a touch more residual sugar might be like.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Golden brown pour with a thin white head. Very sweet and hoppy aroma. Big hop bite at first but then you get a little rye and some spice in the finish. Citrusy backbone. Good.
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of citrus, caramel, toast, light grapefruit, and rye. Itís a transparent amber with a small white head that fades to a thin ring. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and mild roasted notes. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit and a touch. Itís light bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, a solid session brew with a good amount of flavor for such a low ABV.
kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper like color with nice medium off white head. Aromas of toasted oats, malt, and a slight bitter hop and sweet malt presence. This is a dangerous beer! Huge flavors on the tongue and only coming in at a 3.7% abv! AZWBC is doing big things!!!!
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from daknole - thanks! clear copper, with a nice white head. Smells like molasses, steel, and rye toast. Very crisp and quaffable. Some firm malts and lightly spicy hops. Some notes of pine and citrus. Lots of "pop", if that makes any sense. I would drink a ton of this if it were available here.