Bill Becker (135) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Project, 7.76% abv.
It pours a hazy orange..apricot colour with a huge head of billowy foam. The tip of the foam looked so inviting so I tongued it. Hehe...sour apricot. Whoíd have thunk. Oh, and thereís some good lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly.
The smell: fruity tartness, big, oakiness medium, vanilla, hints. I canít wait to take my first "official" sip.
Ahh...sour apricot is so delicious up front and in the finish. Just the right amount of oak and light vanilla notes rounding off this most excellent brew.
The second pour done and itís a more than hazy. The foam was also easier to deal with, about a fingerís worth. The sourness never goes over the top so this, I think, would be a great beer to share with someone newish to the style. I also like how the abv is approachable; some slight warming but it doesnít hurt the drinkability at all.
I wish this came in smaller packages so I wouldnít have to finish it in one go. Iíll be sad when itís gone.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent mouthfeel.
Clearly, another great offering from the gang at Cascade!
BoostIPA (962) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from box aroma, pours an almost clear orange color with a small head head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of moist teenage naughty bits, sour fruit. Lots of reps. Fast Johnny in the back seat of the car at the drive in on Friday night. Taste is like Iím licking fast Johnnyís underwear...crusty, sweaty, cummy, bacterial, some fecal notes. Finishes pretty dry and fast just like Johnny. I fucken love Johnny.
ryanfolty (1671) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 26, 2013 - bottle from Cascade. The fruited sour theme continues. Yellowish orange pour with nice amount of head that lasted. Aroma was lots of wood, sour light fruit, malt and yeast. Taste was very sour and acidic (lemony) initially. There was quite a bit of wood as well. The light fruit was there, but very much took a backseat. I am glad I had a full 12 ounces of this because my rating would have been much different after only 3 ounces. As it warmed, the wood came out more and nicely balanced out the acid. 2012 vintage. Only one question remains though, what does the fox say?
Slayer85 (1026) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked bottle, 2011 project, 7,76% ABV. A hazy/cloudy orange beer, with an average sized, fizzy, lightly lacing, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, wet earth), with notes of apricots/peach and wood, some alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, extremely dry and long finish with a touch of bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Excellent stuff, very lactic, mildly vinegary, with a correct amount of fruit. Very tart. Iím only bstarting to explore this brewery, and this is a good way to begin.
icehawk (598) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle. Cloudy light straw with big foamy white head. Good mouth watering funky aroma, with notes of light fruit, and spent fireworks. Huge... mouth-puckering tartness.... WOW. Medium/light body. The tartness does give away to some nice fruit sweetness at the finish, with the apricot coming out subtly in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is champagne like. This is superb.
merc7186 (1465) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Sweet Apricot, Mild Sour Mash
T: Bitter Apricot, Sour Mash
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter
Overall, true to form and flavor, very solid sour apricot ale.
Errl (1087) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is nice apricots, juice, lacto, basement, spiders..Taste is oak, dryness, apricot skins, yogurt, juice, nice carb
burg326 (2715) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear light peach color with aromas of peaches, apricots, hay, barnyard, and some light wood. Flavors were tart apricots, and light funk. A solid beer, not overly sour, just enough to get some nice tart fruit notes.
beechner224 (204) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is nice and sour. Color is golden, white head, good clarity. Taste is tart, refreshing, and lip puckering. Nice flavor, really good.
DrewFace (232) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour thanks to mrsquash20....2011 bottle. Pours a fairly clear light orange color. Big tart aroma, light peachy/apricot as well. Huge sweet, tart flavor. Might be some apricot in there but masked by the big tart and sour flavors. Still incredibly tasty. Love the cascade sours.
HisBoyElroy (298) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a gut wrenching experience. It I s awesome though. Hope to have it again one day.