Lukaduke (1007) - 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.
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle. Thanks Sean! Aroma initially is intensely grassy and vegetal, loaded with fresh hop pumpkin character and a few honey florals. Flavors develop similarly with some sharpness on the tongue and then a lot of the green vegetal. Interestingly, I let half of this sit out for a few hours and came back to it and it had opened a lot then being dominated by a pithy fresh grapefruit character and having lost the chlorophyll greenness. It does have an enjoyable soda pop likeness that reminds me of some Moscato díAsti that Iíve had, in a very light, refreshing, flavorful way, not in an overly sweet and shallow way. Interesting stuff. I think I expected more bitterness and traditional IPA hop flavor and aroma, but whatís here is fun. I just think that it might not be best to call it IPA-style, since it seems far far far away from IPAs.
srobi003 (51) - odenton, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma-very sweet aroma. getting honey and pear notes.
Appearance-pale yellow color kind of like a pale lager
Taste-Very sweet to start can taste the bitterness from the hops on the back end
Overall-very interesting it might not work for most people but I like it a lot,
Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, pale straw color with some greenish hues and no head. Aroma is flowery honey with some citrus/ grassy hopiness. Flavor is a mix of herbalness and flowerness with a little bit of bitternes, gentle bitter aftertaste. Light palate, refreshing.
EithCubes (4197) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL bottle, intrigued by the idea. Nose out of the bottle is rubbery-astringent with honey, apple cider, floral/clover notes, stale air. Out of the glass itís closer to rotting fruit. Ultra-pale body, essentially clear, with a short head that fizzles out. Taste is extremely sweet with medium bitterness that has a slow rise, lightly rubbery. Clover honey overtones are nice here but the hops are weak and a little dirty. Semi-crisp (well, meadish) fullish body and gentle, slow warming. Iím happy to say that the stale/off-flavors from the nose didnít make it into the mouth, and that some hops oiliness did. Think of it as a mead and you wonít be disappointed; expect a beer or even a mead-beer fusion and, well ... .
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear light color with just a tinge of yellow in there and no head. Nose is sweet with some honey tones, but just a bit of a bite in there. Taste is an odd mix of sweet with a hint of bitter on the back end. Itís an odd combination that Iím not a fan of.
milewide (1197) - 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 (285) - 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 (2287) - 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.
RABinVA (681) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, 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 (1340) - 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.