blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned version, golden color with no head, great floral citrus aroma and flavor, smooth body with light bread, good finish
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with high frothy light-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, flowers, malt, pine, tropical fruits. Taste is of bitterness, citrus, tropical fruits, malt, very slight earth, some acid. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Tasty. I was a bit set back by the color, but this is well balanced.
portableparty (2098) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. Pours amber orange with a thin frothy head. Aroma has soft floral hops some spruce and slightly slinky. Taste is bitter with the above hops and malty backing. Palate is crisp thin.
mathieuc (2282) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to czar and tom10101 for bringing back these cans! Pours an ultra clear golden with a thin-ish white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grassy hops, not bad at all but a little subdued. Some melon. A bit of tobacco leaves. Taste is of same melon with some really subtle caramel. Dry, of course. Tasty for such a small beer but I’ve had tastier session IPAs. Body is light and carbonation high. Sessionnable for sure! Overall a good one, easy drinking enough.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3.8% 605 yen can from Tsutaya Saketen drunk at the airport. It pours a deep gold with a thick fluffy off white head. The nose is a great hoppy pine. Medium bodied with a smooth chewy mouthfeel. The taste is green piney hops though this has been in my bag all day so I doubt I am at the correct serving temperature. For those who like piney hop notes this is the perfect session IPA, myself I prefer fruity hops. Still a damn good session IPA with a satisfying body and good flavor not an easy trick for low ABV beers.
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.
Appearance: Clear amber/golden with a small off-white head and little lacing.
Aroma: A burst of oily hops at first, but it dissipates really quickly to leave the place to toasted malts, light resin and mineral notes.
Taste: Mild. Toasted malts, light caramel, light resin, mineral notes and light to moderate bitterness.
Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel, almost watery. Somewhat dry finish. Mild mineral finish.
Overall: There’s some very low abv beers that you can’t tell they are low abv... that’s not the case with this one. It’s super easy to drink, but it lacks of body to support the hops and the mouthfeel is too thin.
X (121) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its February, its 80 degrees out, and I’m mowing the lawn. This is the perfect beer for the occasion. Thank god for session IPA’s.
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at mudville9 in TriBeCa NYC. Pours a lighting copper color. Head fades. Taste is light as expected but surprisingly more flavorful then I thought for a session iPa
gkeh (320) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Miramar location. Dark amber pour, one finger head. Aroma is grapefruit and some malt body. Taste is very mild malt and some slight hop presence. Overall, meh. I’d only drink it again if I planned on being at the beach all day, wouldn’t pick it up at the bar.
JBPortland (1208) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can pours clear dark amber with 2 finger head. Nose and palate are malt heavy with some sticky orange peel and sweet round fruit, toasted biscuit background, sweet apricot and caramel, light resin, with medium-high bitterness. Too malty. Meh.