smith4498 (3137) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very pale yellow color withthin white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pine. Tastes like a hoppy mead. Unfortunately those flavors donít mix very well. Sweet honey, apple flavor with bitter grapefruit rind and pine. Medium body with syrupy mouthfeel. Definitely not on par with their usually very nice meads.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crazy looking as the body is nearly clear with just a hint of color. Almost like ginger ale in appearance. Has an interesting fruit and honey aroma. Flavor does not match aroma. Immediate hop bite followed by a tart cider flavor. Definitely weird. High carbonation adds to the experience. I appreciate what was attempted and encourage others to take a taste if seen on tap.
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rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Cider Lodge. Clear golden pour with no head. Aroma does have a lot of IPA notes, citrus and piney hops with subtle honey sweetness. Flavor is hoppy, cleaning chemicals, pine, lighter honey sweetness. Awkward flavors through out. Interesting....
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pale golden color thats slightly hazy... as it hits the glass the bubbles shoot to the top and clear it right up. No visible head but a few rising bubbles exist. Aromas are floral honey, pine, citrus and a touch of earthy spice. On the palate this falls apart. Soapy window cleaner flavors develop and mask the hop pungency and honey sweetness immensely. There is some nice glimpses of dank hops and focused sweet honey flavors but they mingle with a bitter messy off flavor that is just a bad combination. I think the hops would have a better effect if they were much more subdued and Im a hop lover... just not coming together in this one.
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting í12. Pour is clear honeydew with a small white head and decent lacing. Hoppy, earthy, dirty, grapefruit peel aroma. Taste is sweet and earthy upfront, leading to a smooth middle, ending lightly bitter and dirty. Medium body with high carbonation. Really weird mead and not very appetizing.
notalush (5125) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Colorado mead tasting 2012 - IPA style mead? - lightly hazy light yellow - in the nose, the floral nature of the hops actually works fairly well with the floral notes and sweetness of the honey - much more so than I was expecting - unfortunately, the flavor is a bit of a mess - quite bitter - the hop flavor combines with the more floral notes of the honey, like I the nose, but in this case, it tastes soapy and overly bitter - finish of sandalwood and flower soap - ick.
arminjewell (7046) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks Steve! Clear yellow pour with no head, aroma brought notes of big dank, pine, grass, hints of grapefruit, touch of earth, hints of honey and floral notes, interesting. Taste is sweet orange, grapefruit, some slight pine, biscuit, honey, slight vanilla, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.
adnielsen (9629) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Arminís house. Thanks to Stephen! Pours a very light, clear yellow appearance with no head. Spicy, garlic hoppy, a touch fruity, well carbonated aroma. Tangy honey, pear, garlic, a touch piney hoppy flavor. Pretty strange and Iím not a huge fan.
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binnyís South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Very pale yellow with a thin white head that clears to the edges and forms a small pond.
Nose comprises honey and piss, light citrus, farm like, touch of horse.
Tastes of sweet sugars, herbs, medicinal qualities, honey, strepsils.
Medium bodied with limited carbonation leading to a sweet acrid finish.
Meh ! I will admit I have only had a few meads in my time and none for a good few years but this tasted nothing like them.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hardly any color. Just a hint of yellow distinguishes it from water. Although, because of how clear it is, itís fun to watch the bubbles constantly float to the top of the glass. Aroma is very inviting with a mix of sweet honey and citrus hops.
Flavor is very unique. Loads of sweetness from honey and grapes, counteracted by a hit of hops. Interesting finish, as well. Lick your lips and get a hint of sweetness, but the bitterness from the hops lingers.
Quite tasty. Bonus points for creativity, cleverness, and the label.