magsinva (905) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with DiarmaidBHK (Thanks!) - so this is an interesting mix. From my experience, mead people and IPA people tend not to overlap. When I heard, IPA, I thought, "oh they’ll have ruined the mead" and from reading comments, IPA folks are thinking the opposite. I think it’s a balanced mix, meaning that its hoppy bitter and mead sweet, but not something that would appeal to most folks. The bitterness becomes more pronounced as it goes on. Overall, I get the negative reviews because its not what I was expecting, but I thinks folks are being overly harsh.
Mittenator (1391) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at soup spoon (from backlog). Smells like an appley IPA. No head and smooth texture. Way too sweet for me. The IPAness was completely dominated by the mead.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Intriguing aroma and thin yellow pour with a too sweet to be hoppy taste and mild mouthfeel.
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jbruner (2508) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear pale yellow from the bottle with thin ring of white foamy head. Aroma is pure sweet white wine, taste follows with a hint of earthiness. This tastes like a Riesling repackaged, I don’t think they hit what they were going for.
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow. No head. Aroma of honey. Taste is of piney hops meeting sweet honey. Honestly is kind of a weird combo. Leaves an interesting dry somewhat bitter finish. Medium palate. Mild bitter mouthfeel. I was very curious about how this would turn out, but the anticipation was better then the reality. I didn’t think the bitter & sweet worked very well. In the end it is interesting, but not genius.
diybrewing (6) - Ludlow, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is definitely a weird combo. First the aroma was mildly sweet with some resiny hop character. Later the resiny aroma is more prevalent and the sweetness is not apparent. The flavor has some syrupy tastes but not any major honey. Pear flavors are the major flavor. The bitterness is apparent but not overbearing. The overall beer is the weird where sometimes it is pear and piny hops but other times it is resiny and bitter
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice golden color with a mild head. Very sweet honey taste with mild hop taste that. The two do not blend well. I would not recommend for the price. I fell a little robbed.
thornecb (4546) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear green-tinged yellow into a snifter. A few bubbles hug the rim. Green apple, honey and sour urine aromas. Perfume, sour apples and bitter honey upfront give way to a twig and earth lasting bitter finish. Nasty.
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 If this is a mead, I’m a beer expert, heheh. On tap at the vintage estate, nice eye candy. Let me tell you, I’d like to get a bottle of this, the tap was so much better than expected, seriously a really good sweet "beer". Very clear and bubbly, like soda water, makes it very interesting. Sweet fromthe start but never cloying, jsut the right amount of mead eprsonality on a bubbly base. As session cintinues it becomes friendly fun easyu nice, yes, this is a real good session that I nerver expected. If you like lindemans and sweet mead, try this stuff out. Loverly, no really. Yum, IPA its not. Barely any co2. wnt more of this, its gone, bullshit. I f you are thinking about a mead, youy may be dissapointed, its mead flavored beer, which makes it rather watery compared to mead. Very happy I got to try this. Thanks vintage! YUMMY!
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft... Clear and straw-colored with a small, fizzy, short-lived, white head. The bouquet is a disagreeable marriage of green apple and musky/funky hops. Medium to full-bodied and a touch syrupy with only a trace of carbonation. The flavor offers sweet honey followed by a lightly bitter/mostly sweet finish. Note to B. Nektar: Knock it off. This stuff sucks. Cook up more Zombie Killer. Thanks. -Eric