Onslow (1164) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Picked up another single of this to try again. Here uit is, over two years later, and again the sample appears to be spoiled. Huge head, sour vineous small and taste... Sheese!
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Super foamy and over carbonated - head like a merenge pie. Aroma of hops, sort of winey overtones. Taste is rough - lots of hoppiness but in a rough way. No malt taste - just a sour / bittier hoppiness. Maybe this is going bad. Maybe I shouldn’t rate a possibly spoiled brew. Maybe those who make beer should take the reasonable steps to assure that they deliver a product to the public that does not stink. It pisses me off to buy brews that suck because the brewers lack the compentence to make a product that will taste well when marketed through normal channels. This is a poor brew and I won’t be trying it again.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Chuck’s poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy orange with 2 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma is heavily citrus hops. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine and citrus with some nice grapefruit. Light bodied with a thin texture. Flat carbonation but a long bitter finish. Overall, very good. Something I would like to drink again.
andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed during the 2nd week of the NFL season on a rainy Sunday afternoon. This was bottled on Aug ’10 and consumed on Sept ’11, so I hope it’s still ’good’. Appearance a very very cloudy dark gold with a very frothy white head, possibly the most head out of a pale ale I’ve seen yet. Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, almost a little too citrusy but it’s still nice, a bit sweet as well. Taste also pretty hoppy for a pale ale, dominated by the more citrusy hops. Medium body, above average bitterness for the style, carbonation I’d say is somewhere between average and above average. As it warms there’s a apricot flavor that comes through as well. To be honest I’m pretty happy with this one, good stuff. Above average pale ale.
weihenweizen (1734) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 3rd & Main brewpub. Pours deep golden with small white head. Some lacing, medium carbonation, and sticky texture. Taste is complex hops.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not very much going on in the way of aromas. Pours tea colored with a small head. Flavors of tea and citrus. Overall an average pale.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts n floral hops. Flavor of caramel malt, bready malt, and floral notes. Tasty and drinkable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)
LetsGoState (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a weak floral hop. Taste is earthy hops with a hint of citrus malt and a bitter bite. Overall a decent pale ale.
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy pale copper with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and hops. Taste is malt, citrus and hops. Some bitterness at the finish. Pretty good.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Rerate - 12oz bottle - caramel and grapefruit. Bitter with a slight burn. Boy I used to hate hoppy beers.
bottle in a pint glass - pours hazy orange/red with lots of white foam. Aroma is chocolate and hops. bitter. lingering bitterness. hoppy beer meets hoppy brewer. why do I keep trying these hoppy grossnesses. 6/3/5/2/6 -2.2.