hapjydeuce (924) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled; color is light yellow with a golden center, lively carbonation produces a fine textured head with lacing. Aroma is grains/cereal, dry pine wood, apricot and orange and grapefruit citrus. Interesting flavor that has highlights of both cereal, biscuit and apple notes typical of lagering that transitions into a slap-in-the-face dose of peppery hops. Im really enjoying this one; the lack of the typical malty sweetness of a San Diego IPA leaves nothing but unadulterated hop flavor. A great deviation from the west coast IPA by a great brewery. I could drink this ALL DAY during a summer beach outing here in San Diego...
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy dark yellow body with a tall, sticky, white head.
The aroma is sweet and grassy.
The flavor is sweet, following the aroma. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish.
Medium body. Just not a big fan of the sweet, strong Pale Lagers so far.
Thanks to crajun for sending this one!
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Trappeze Pub. Clean and crisp with fruitiness, citrus, crackery malt, pine. Haven’t had too many of these, but this is one of the finest examples. Easy to drink and nice palate.
Beerathon (1071) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Every bit as good as an IPA. Big citrus hops, refined, refreshing, just plain yummy.
poisoneddwarf (1674) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from two days ago up the river. Bomber. Aroma is doughy, catty, pineapple, gun metal (not intrusive), wet hayfield, skunk (not too off-putting). Smells like a lot of German lagers after the catty tropical hop notes fade out. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium off-white head with great retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bitter backed by a nice candy sweetness, grainy with a lingering bitter finish. Carbonation is high, medium body. Doesn’t taste exactly fresh. Don’t see a date on the bottle. Nevertheless, it’s not bad, but I expect more from this brewery. It’s kind of dull, but I’m sure it was better fresh.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Red Cow in St. Paul. Gold pour with a spotty white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Kind of sweet smelling. Medium to lighter palate. Finishes smooth. Not over the top in any way but nice overall.
Ontape (206) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated about a month ago. I have a feeling it has fallen off a bit but it’s still pretty nice. Piney, citrus-y hop flavors big on the nose. Taste is clean with hops and bready malt flavors. Balanced and enjoyable.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Thanks to our host for this winner. Clear pale gold beer, good fluffy white head. Palate is very light and airy. Superfine carbonation. Very light malt base, slightly sweet. Little floralness. Hops are a nice combo of mild skunk, resinous orange and mild tropical fruits. Light airy finish. Tasty and super drinkable.
VictorStr (1201) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Den här var riktigt bra. Fruktig i aromen, bra fyllighet i smak och kropp, beska.
wihlan (203) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Den har en mycket angenäm arom, påminner något om parfym. Smakar mycket humle men man kan ändå känna malten och det avslutad med en tydlig härlig beska.
minutemat (1283) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Big juicy IPA with big juicy aroma, fresh, zesty and full of life. Bitter grapefruit, orange peel and lime batter you before a dry finish. Lovely stuff.