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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Seventh in Series: HBC-342 -Experimental hop varietal, the only hop used in this beer. Grist bill is comprised of 75% buckwheat, cloudy straw appearance, billowy white head. Nose has light fruit notes (watermelon rind, cantaloupe, red grapefruit). Soft to medium mouthfeel, with a dry, tangerine finish.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3153) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at Cask Republic. This was indeed a hopsicle. There were loads of fresh juicy new-wave hops all over the place. Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, etc. type hop character dominates an herbal and juicy aroma and front flavor. I thought the maltiness fell a little short on this one, but it was crisp, super-fresh and eminently drinkable. Very nice pale ale and impressive hop work. I do think they could use to sulfate their water a little.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pretty good sessionable APA. The hops are very herbal and floral with light lemon citrus. The finish comes off slightly phenolic with a touch of medicinal and bandaids. Its not overpowering and the beer is still tasty and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Very light and spicey, like able but forgettable, it’s decent, crisp finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Citrus, grassy hops, and some biscuit malt in the aroma. Musky, spicy wheat flavor, with a little fruity bitterness in the finish. This is essentially is a hopped-up hefeweizen--odd, but good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big, frothy head. Lots of Citrus aroma and flavor. Flavor also has a rather unpleasant, almost metallic tang to it, besides all the hops. Not sure I really cared for it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle at James’ place. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big white head. Wheaty and hoppy, very lemony citric and floral with lower bitterness. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of hops, grapefruit zest, citrus, white sugar and light grainy malt. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours a very hazy gold with a large creamy white head. Soft dusty musky hops on the nose, soft wheat. Creamy, soft musky wheat and dusty hops. Very nice stuff. Long delicate grapefruit on the finish. Super sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sprybry (35) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
from bottle, pours a very hazzy yellow golden color. Grassy citrus hop aroma. Quite a bit if sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Smooth malt after tase a very decent ale indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnielsen13 (242) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Yellow, cloudy appearance with some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, white head. Effervescent. Fruity, grassy, lemony and malty aroma. Citrusy and grassy flavor, kind of like a white IPA. Solid Beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3789) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2013
750ml bottle in a shaker. Pours cloudy golden with a big, off-white head. Aroma of pale malts and a nice lightly citrusy hop note. Flavor a nice blend of the pale malts that are not pale in a bad way and the smooth hops. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good pale ale.


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