FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid, but not overly aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass still produces four-fingers of lightly tanned froth that leaves a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, dark copper / red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-stained, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grapefruit zest and a hint of pine (much like Cascade hops), but finishes with a touch of soapy malt and grassy grain. The hop notes seem to have a touch of juniper to it at times, but the nose on this is fairly clean and perhaps a touch simplistic, but certainly enjoyable.
Again a Cascade hop like flavor is found here in my first sip. The beer is a touch warmer than cool and has a bit of a fizzy texture to it, but has a lightish body overall and is fairly quaffable. The finish has a light’ish, but still slightly biting, smooth bitterness to it and there is also a touch of menthol and pine like hop flavors mixed in that linger on the tongue as well. A touch of menthol adds some interest and there is a fair amount of biscuit like malt character underlying the more dominant hop character. More specifically the dominant character here is definitely the fruit hop character; it is most like Cascade, but does have a few more touches of lychee and perhaps some tangelo notes that Cascade doesn’t have and it is quite a bit smoother without the cattiness that Cascade often has.
A fairly simple beer in some respects, but this is actually a very nice drinking Pale Ale. I almost wish it was a bit bigger so that I could better zero in on the Dare(TM) Malt and the Revolution hops. I could see myself enjoying quite a few pints of this brew. My biggest gripe is that it is a bit over-carbonated, but luckily a few swirls of my glass can get rid of the excess carbonation.
Bookseeb (52) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance has a slightly hazy golden straw color supporting a nice steady head leaving a nice curtain of lace. Smell has a nice floral hop aroma over the Dare malt. Taste having a bold, but not overassertive bitterness blending well with the sweetness of the malt. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. An easy drinking PNW ale.
sfhodense (4724) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, pacman yeast, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour follows the nose. Dry.
Mora2000 (4036) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is bread, grass and earth. Flavor is grain, toffee, grass and earth. High carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
maneliquor (1551) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Piiss yellow pour with no head. Nose shows lemons and bread. Taste is doughy, biscuity, lemon focused. Light tart. Not my thing. Very easy going with sharp sweet bitterness. Meh
ericdevin (234) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Columbia event. Pours a dark golden straw. Aroma is slightly biscuity, medium body, finish slightly bitter, but very abrupt. Kind of underwhelming.
Alphadelic (1628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like a baby. Laundry detergent. Not a hugely unpleasant smell at all but there is definitely something odd about drinking it. A hint of Longboard lager about it too. Odd yeast soapiness.
fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours bright orange with a medium white head. Aroma is big citrus all around. Lots of orange. Flavor is clean with grassy malts and again hops lending light bitterness and lots of juicy orange flavor.
weihenweizen (1163) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrige rated brown bomber poured into a shaker. Pours clear pale golden with small white head. Some big bubble lacing, light body, low carbonation, and grassy hop aroma. Taste is light pilsner malt and light bone dry spice hop. Some taste, but mostly just boring.
Brenhophead (377) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650mL bottle. Pours a pale straw colour with a small soapy head and a light doughy lemon like aroma. Tastes like they used a pilsner malt as well as a zesty/spicy lemon hop. Not bad but certainly not to my liking.
AndyW68 (391) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow with white head. Aroma is lemon and cheese. Taste is cheesy bitter. Decent beer.