auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bookman10 (472) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
blipp (4782) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jtclockwork (5092) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sprybry (22) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bnielsen13 (102) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jkwood04 (2283) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle to snifter. Pours cloudy white yellowish color with a large frothy white head that slowly fades to a sudsy collar and lacing. Aroma is light fruity lemon floral grassy hops and hints of citrus and malt. Taste has a great soft yet bitter grassy hops which is floral with light citrus flavor of lemon and bitter orange peel and rounds off with smooth malt and some spice and bread.. Palate is medium dry chalky and fizzy. This is solid stuff! Really enjoyable!
CamdenD (979) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grassy APA that could work as a session ’bitter’ -- seems built for cask-serving. Very nicely done.
thornecb (3640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Off citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Sweet passion fruit and melon upfront turning to grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.