ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
11726 - 01/24/13
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark golden body with a tall, growing, near white head.
Smell: The aroma is weak, hesitant, with a faint degree of maltiness, a touch of rye grain, and a some dried flower petal undertones.
Taste: A little toasted grain to the maltiness, with a definite rye kick to it. Very low sweetness on hand. Firmly floral throughout. Medium bitterness. Some sustained spiciness on the bitterish, bone dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I found it to be tiresome and tedious, frankly.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle---> tulip. Pours a light orange/gold with a half finger head and good spidery lace. Aroma is quite grainy with mild citrus. Tastes kind of bready with good rye presence and spice, good malt balance without being too sweet. Medium mouthfeel with a bit of dryness. Very easy drinking beer that you could drink all year long.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker gold and cloudy. Distinct hop aroma. Citrus hops, bitterness, rye, grain.
Leftbob (1) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft .....Appearance as in the name is golden. Very cloudy modest head which does not stick around for long
The aroma is yeasty with some citrus
The taste is a touch sharp with a lingering bitterness. No real presence of the citrus aroma. No strong rye notes which was disappointing.
The bitterness lacked much character
I had one I am not sure I would have another unless there were limited options.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Crystal clear apple juice body with large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, rye/spicy, some orange, bread. Taste is just like it smells. Soft light-medium body.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance - Lots of clumps in this beer. Clearly not filtered. Otherwise, a golden color, minimal head.
Aroma - citrus notes, grapefruit specifically
Taste - Pretty heavy bitterness, light malt flavor, citrus hop flavor, and a surprisingly little amount of rye flavor.
Palate - Appropriate levels of carbonation, medium bodied beer.
Overall - Not much rye flavor and the bitterness is too intense. Easily one of my least favorite Bells beers.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. It has a daisy on the label, which left me surprised when it tasted like an APA seasoned with tobacco and aged in a leather satchel. Appearance is a dark and fizzy yellow. Aroma is mild hops and salt of the earth grains. Taste is an unexpected mix of earth, leather, tobacco, and citrus as second-player contributors. I thoroughly enjoyed the taste of this one. Palate was medium bodied and just right for pale ale. Overall, I’d happily buy a 6 pack of this to bring to a spring picnic. It has the fresh and citrus thing going on for the light-drinking crowd, and a dynamic flavor profile for the more adventurous beer tasters. Definitely worth a try, and I’d love in Kalamazoo, within a week or two of when it hits their tapline, when the hops are in their prime.
Darwenus (446) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hazy in the glass, with what looked like protein clumps, although my bottle was only about a month old. The head faded quickly and left no real lace. The rye in the aroma is very understated, mostly I picked up on some grapefruit hoppiness. Very little rye in the flavor as well. Pine, citrus hop notes made for a nice IPA like tingle, but nothing really special.
ContemplateBeer (1347) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of some rye, moderate resiny hops and cereal malts. Appearance is golden with foamy white head. Flavor matches the nose, but with a little less rye; the finish has some clean toasty accents. Palate is medium, creamy and very soft. Enjoyable.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden yellow pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of earth, hops,and spice. Lemon, spice, and grain. Solid lacing. Really a great beer for the style. Easy to drink and with a great taste.