mambossa (276) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 3/5/16. Pour to wine tasting glass (I don’t care, let me do what I want). Bright and clear, unmistakable gold. Spotty stucco lacing. Bready, doughy peppery malt on the nose, complemented by a stiff lemongrass and citrus peel, white flowers, faint bruised red apple underneath. Flavor has a nice pasty lager presence, bready, very gentle lemon zest and foliage, and same as the nose, some apple-y quality (possibly a result of blending hop/malt profiles and textures). I always find this one interesting. The lager presence is strong and amplified; doughy, pasty linger, with some lemon and bitter flower.
Haavard (73) - NORWAY - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: citrus, caramel, bread
Taste: malt, citrus, grass
It has a suprisingly bready flavour and a crosp finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nonshaugen (398) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 cl can. Quite clear, golden amber, thick off-white head, nice lacing, medium carbonation. Aromas of wet grass and forest bottom, some citrus, some bready malts. Mouthfeel is oily and lightly carbonated, dry and bitter aftertaste. Taste is grassy, bitter-sweet with some hay notes to it. Not the greatest of beer in my humble opinion.
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of grass, light hops, citrus and some cereal malt. Light-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour at first of citrus, lemons, grass, hay and some flowers mixed in very lightly with some sweetness and yeast notes. Aftertaste shows the dry grassiness, some subtle hops and a bit of citrus. Overall, sadly, pretty underwhelming after expecting much more in terms of flavour and complexity, especially. This is very easy to drink and goes down easy and shows restraint and simplicity at somehow (doesn’t taste like it) 7,0% abv, but this doesn’t give much bang for the buck with sheer flavour and length - this would be decent for cutting the grass in the summertime, but there are much better options for that. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 31-January-2016 for US$6,89 sampled at home in Washington on 04-April-2016.
Atominizer (8) - Flint, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh code date, poured into snifter. Smells very bready and rather malty for being west coast. Tasted like a really old IPEH. Not a huge fan, really wanted s crisper finish.
borre_m (1246) - NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Clear golden. Aroma ishoppy, pine, but balanced. Taste has maltiness, balanced With hops. I enjoyed this one.
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head. Light hops aroma. Medium body with a light floral flavor and a nice finish.
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Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mild but pleasant aroma of citrus, hops and resin, pours a clear light caramel color with a short lasting tan head. A light balanced taste of hops with a hint of ginger. Slightly dry lighter body with a spicy finish.
obxdude10 (2252) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Despite the overall numbers, I gotta say that I’m not a fan of this beer. It has a really off-putting and nasty flavor that I taste, especially toward the finish. I was struggling for a long time, trying to nail down what exactly that flavor was. The only thing I could really come up with was a sour, grassy, fruity flavor that just completely ruined the entire brew. It seemed to leave a thick, velvety film on my tongue, tasting almost like a boozy, outdated banana. After drinking another can of this, I believe that undesirable flavor to be black licorice. Everything else was going decently until that off taste turned up: light gold pour with a thick and sticky white head, nice lacing, mostly hoppy aroma with some fruit thrown in. This is the first bad experience I’ve had with Ballast Point (that I can recall), and I’m really shocked the Fathom IPL turned out to be such a disappointment. I’m not sure what to do with the other four cans of this sixer...
gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
KØLF 111215. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit, peaches, spices. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, butterscotsch, pine, fruit, citrus, peaches, spices. Medium body. Ordinary beer.