lachrymalisis (381) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
almost perfect beer. Carton deserves serious fucking recognition for knowing how to make a beer that showcases hops properly. absolutely killer brewing going on here.
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can left over from Saturday’s tasting. Thanks Team North Jersey. Pours a clear, orange amber color with a white head and a little lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange, grapefruit. Light to medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, pine, grass, some bready malt sweetness, with a sharp, bitter pine finish. Excellent at 4.2% ABV.
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit aroma. Tastes similar. Crisp, refreshing, hoppy, fairly bitter finish, pine, grapefruit.
BBB63 (5944) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can and served in a nonic pint glass: A very pale straw hue with a nice fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has lots of citric esters, hefty does of resiny hops, biscuity malts and faint flowery earthiness. The taste is bitter forward with some very dry almost chalky malt and minerally components. To be straight honest, this beer is almost too hop forward. Not much else to keep me interested. Lively mouth feel but really not all that clean nor crisp. A solid session hoppy Kolsch but there are others I would rather have in this expanding genre.
beerbaaron (1130) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Can generously awarded by Ed5388 for free beer week contest. Pours a cloudy straw golden, with a tight fluffy, creamy white head, lasting with some lace. Soft and aromatic. Tasty and super flavorful. Fruity. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, paired with buicuity malt. Lighter medium body. Smooth and refreshing. Great balance. Really clean, pleasant light pine and grapefruit bitterness in a semi-dry finish just begging for another sip. A nice respite from a cold, cloudy Sunday.
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg, Taproom 307, Gramercy, 21/02/14. Hefe haze capped with dense lacing white. Big juicy conk of grapefruit, passion fruit, blackcurrant and bristling green stems. Crisp and somewhat zinging with botanical G&T freshness, grapefruit and passion fruit sprinkles; dunked biscuit, stewed tea. English GA balance, biscuit and swiggability. Top stuff.
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Appearance is a bright, yet slightly murky yellow-gold. Nose is amazing! For a session beer, this one packs a punch. Lots of citrusy lemon, orange peel and grapefruit. Taste follows. Very light malt bill provides a slight sweetness to a nice bitter finish. Does not go overboard. Could drink this stuff all summer if it was around.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of fresh picked hops, grapefruity and some other citrus. Fla or was similar, big and bright, no malt to get in the way. A great session beer.
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brew, crisp has a nice citrus element good grass, yeast, grapefruit. Enjoyable.
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can. Nose is extremely hoppy and fresh, leaning Simcoe paper and pine but with strong mango, lychee, passionfruit and traditional orange/grapefruit. Pours pale yellow with a short sudsy white head. Taste strongly bitter with good drying resins leading to a gorgeously bready and dry finish. Medium full body, thick but clean, and amid the field of resins there are spots of minerals here and there. Seem to have used a very light yeast, some interesting forest/herbal character, touch of pith in with the bright lemony citrus. Weak malt base, and by the time the hops catch up to the finish they’ve turned way too grassy. Finish has a weird salty/briny musk, it’s just super intense by the bottom of the glass -- are they just pumping in untreated sea water to use as their strike?