riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tenth rate of this bitch what?!? Nose is toasty w biscuit light caramel moderate dank and citrus earthy wet hop nose. Amber pour nice head lace etc. Flavors of toast and biscuit a little dough fresh leafy bud citrus earthy bitterness. Chewy but not all that assertive. Good balance.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours out copper with a white head that sticks around. Aroma is citrus and earth, not very appetizing at all. Flavor is piney and earthy and all in all doesn’t work very well. It was only a sample though, perhaps with a larger amount it would taste better. Or maybe not.
Slipstream (2229) - USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Called a wet hop beer, which I have never tried before. My tastebuds think it is a pale ale, a light, dry, hoppy pale ale. It has a nice head and lace, and an interesting yeasty aroma. A little light, but good.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the Gate. Aroma is a little bit wet and dank. An earthy maltiness with a fairly bland hop aroma. Light orange and a bit of pine, but generally quite light. Flavour is kind of indistinct with a metallic, earthiness and a wet dankness. Fairly astringent through the middle. Not sure what went wrong here, but this certainly isn’t what these guys are capable of.
malrubius (2098) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Rattle n Hum. Clear copper with lasting head and lace. Fresh hop and mild fruit aroma. Mild honey biscuit with piney hop bitterness and dry finish. Medium-light, slightly watery palate. Sessionable, but not much else.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at BT. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Light citus very earthy, herbal hop body. A Cu metallic note in the finish. eh.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bubblegum, citrus and pine nose. Very metallic and acidic palate with huge hop flavors. Sucking on a copper penny finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ EJ Phair Brewpub. Pale copper color with a white head. The aroma blew me away! Tons of citrus notes, mostly grapefruit and lemon along with pine. Somewhat respectable malt backbone but the hop flavor is overwelming and dominated by an overpowering metalic flavor. I’ve noticed this in many Harvest Ales this year. I don’t know if it’s me or this year’s hops but something seems a little off.
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft, Bistro Hayward. The odor is hops, the aftertaste is hops, like chewing on a fresh hop bud. The color is amber, minute head in a pint. the malt shows in the initial sip, but the hops kill the malt flavor quickly,.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Orange-dark amber beer with a thin white head. Big hop aroma. Huge hop flavor and some caramel backing - grapefruit and just a little sweeter fruit (apricot?). Medium bodied. Just a little mustiness. Rich hop lingers with a little earthy grassiness. Nice.