Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draught at the brewery tap room in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that has some excellent retention and plenty of lacing. Aroma of bold earthy spice hops, some light golden and caramel malt, a hint of citrus and green grapefruit. Taste is medium to medium full bodied, well-balanced carbonation with flavors of spiced hops, caramel malts, and some green onion. Finish has a bold spicy hop bite at first with a lingering earthy spice bitterness that continues beyond the golden/caramel malt aftertaste. This is s borderline APA and summer IPA profile which would go well with American football and an italian sausage/pepperoni pizza.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Tap at Bang. Clear yellow golden pour with a foamy white head. Mild caramel and earthy malt nose, a bit of grapefruit. Bitter bite right away, and it really lingers late. Not really my speed.
Atom (1281) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Brewpub. This growler exploded upon opening, I’ve never seen so much carbonation. Pours a very clear pale golden with a huge off-white head. Aroma of a clean caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt finishing with a nice hop bite. Not very balanced, but clean and refreshing none-the-less. Very drinkable!