ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is pine-sol-like with a citrus and floral touch along with a medicinal / chemical note and a touch of a funky, sour fruit. It pours clear and oily with a light amber hue and a white soapy head that has moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium sweet and slightly north of medium bitter. The beer is oily with fizzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of underippe stone fruit and bread are most noted with a hint of a bitter citrus juice. The finish is zesty citrus with a floral dryness and leaves an cloying aftertaste of floral, bitter citrus.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 12.06.15 ]
transparent gold, effervescent with thick dense white head. Delicate nose is very dry paper bitterness up front, light Belgian yeast influence in candy sugar, pillowy dry grain and peppery malt in waves. Awesome nose. Flatter flavor but still fantastic balance and attenuation.. heavy grass bitterness up front with light cracked grain mid, bit thin and filmy, the hops growing with warmth. This is SOLID. Supper attenuated, no messy sweetness, solid malt complexity, expressive yeast in the nose..
DrSilverworm (9467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to shrubber85. Shared with 3 friends. Honestly he gave it to me around 3 months ago, but I was nervous abut opening it because the date on it is 11/21/14. Bottle foams just upon opening, but it doesnít spill over, just goes halfway up the neck. Sure enough, it does taste a little off, but itís not too bad. Maybe a slight brett action here. Itís effervescent, soft carbonation. Dry finish. Clear golden color. Ring and web of white head. Leaves a bit of lace. Some herbal character, a little citrus, bit of farmhouse type funk and a little mustiness. Not too bad, really, a lot better than expected. The funk has done alright here, a lot better than I think it would have been without it. Medium body, kind of an effervescent carbonation. Dry finish. Light to moderate bitter, very light sweet... dry overall. Touch of tang. Overall, surprisingly alright. A touch brett infected I think, but if you look at it as a brett pale ale it kind of works. Nothing too bad about it.
nimbleprop (6655) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear dark gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose is OK, stale malt, orange, soap, mild resin. Flavor is better, grass, pine resin, soap, crisp malt. Zippy finish.
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light citrus and some tangy mash malt. Pours amber with ok head. Light tangy finish. Thanks to iphonephan.
GenDV138 (4594) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Mini Tasting. Mostly clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of soap, citrus, floral, Tastes of citrus, floral, light soap. Medium body with a dry finish.
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buttery honey. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Caramel, rich, mild grass. Medium body, soft carbonation.
tia (1476) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Golden with white head. Smells like cooked veg, metal, wheaty, and peach. Tastes wheaty and off-hoppy.
alexsdad06 (7757) - Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from shrubber85. Pours a clear golden color with a large, fluffy eggshell colored head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grass, some floral and light herbal character, hints of fruit, finishes soft, not much bitterness, smooth finish, very average.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from shrubber85 - thanks again, Roger! I think thereís a 2014 date on here, so I was a bit worried before opening. Pours a barely cloudy orange color with a massive frothy off-white head that never completely settles. Rising carbonation bubbles are visible through the glass. Itís an active one. Notes of citrus, florals, bready and doughy malts, grass and herbs, straw, tea, and mild spice. Medium-bodied, with high, soft carbonation and a frothy, moderately bitter mouthfeel. Drinks like a hybrid of an APA and American saison, which is interesting. Maybe because itís older? Either way, that character serves it well. Since Iím above the average here, maybe the key is to put some months on this one before opening. Unusual APA.