milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear color---almost water like. Minimal head and body. Sweet taste up front with some lemon in the middle. Touch of hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml pours like white wine. Honey and apple aroma. Not the best taste, a bitter white wine.
tgncc (3096) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From AC Beer Fest 2013. The aroma is honey, apple, piss. The appearance is clear gold, white head. The flavor is honey, citrus, pine. the finish is hops, mainly earthy and pine. Medium in body. Meads arenít usually my thing, but, this was very interesting, different, good.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a snifter. Pours like green gatorade watered down with tonic water or something. Like pale Mt. Dew. Aroma is lightly floral and sweet but with a bit of dirt and eggy sulfur. Taste is the same. Thereís this weird egg/sulfur thing that hangs over this mead. An interesting experiment, but it doesnít really work.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very clear yellow color. Lots of hops in the nose but more along the lines of hop oil, light citrus notes sweet honey and a light floral note at the end. Flavor is bad in my opinion. Tastes like chemical hops oil, white wine like flavor, mild sweetness. Body is very light and watery. Blah meed overall. Too much of an off chemical flavor which is pretty disappointing because I thought this would of worked very nicely.
JStax (5222) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow with no carbonation. Honeydews and crisp honest come through in the aroma. Very sweet and floral taste. Lighter mouthfeel.
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chilled bottle poured into a snifter at JStax birthday mead tasting. Pours light yellow with some carbonation. Aroma is grapefruit & hops and medium body. Taste is honey with some grapefruit. Not my thing.
gillagorilla (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: It smells of very sweet citrusy hops. You would think it is an excellent IPA. Lots of grapefruit scents.
AP: Very light yellow like a nice white wine or champagne. No head or bubbles.
T: If you didnít know this was a mead, you probably wouldnít be able to pin it down. It tastes more like a quite dry cider with a bit of hops. The hops make it taste much more like a beer, or a lager. However, it makes it taste like the kind of beers I donít like (I canít pin the exact type, but to me it is like Yuengling (not good). It gets more hoppy like an IPA the warmer it gets. The hoppiness depends on the sip.
P: It is quite dry and move through your mouth easily and smoothly leaving very little of an aftertaste. The slight aftertaste is of hops and light tart citrus.
O: It is very unique. However, it tastes like something that seems common, but really isnít. Actually, it is quite complex.
Ed5388 (3207) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with small fizzy white head. Aroma is floral and piny hopes, with some honey. Taste is like dry hopped sprite. I found it quite good and refreshing. Sweet honey, citrus, pear, and pine.
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An IPA mead is a strange one. Lots of honey with some floral hops in the nose. Taste is honey sweetness with a little hoppy bitterness making its way through. Iíd give it more of a rating, but my palate needs the honey side toned down.