Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A basic blonde pale ale with a sharp citric and citrusy bitterness.
How: Tap at Ginger Man, NYC
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Lightly hoppy nose with citrus fruity and some pine needles. Taste is bready pale malts, cookie dough, citrusy hops (mainly grapefruits), lemon and green pine needles. Bitterness level is medium and a bit sharp. A bit acidic in the finish and after-taste. Aggressive carbonation. Moderately tasty but a bit rough, not the type of Pale Ale I would drink all night long. A very average offering from Chelsea, one of rare brewery on the island of Manhattan, the National Skyscraper Park.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pony Bar. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. The aroma is lightly hoppy, with some citrus notes and bready sweet malts. The flavor has citric and floral hops, and lightly sweet malts. Pretty good.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Chelsea Brewing Company on 28 July 2011. Hazy copper with ring-and-film head and full lacing. Sweet caramel cookies aroma. Citrus, peach and berries in-mouth and a fruity bittersweet end with slight nuttiness (hazelnut). Zingy mouthfeel.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pour at the Pony Bar, NYC. Clean semi-cloudy orange pour, with a bright and lively head. Very fresh hops in the nose, aromatic, like dry flower petals with fruit. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Flavors a bit more muted than the nose, but still buoyant, with all Cascade hops, a bit of tea and solid malts.
LilBeerDoctor (3230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Big Z. Pours a cloudy light brown-orange with a small but thick white head. Aroma of bready malts, light fruits. Flavor is again dominated by bready, starchy malts with a hint of fruits. Not very hoppy;definitely malt dominant. Overall I found it to be on the bland side although it was decently drinkable.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Gingerman. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter. Fruity and pine. Bitter and dry hoppy. Bitter into into the finish.