FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the meadery this mead poured a medium yellow-gold color. The aroma was sweetish with touches of perfume, medicine and papaya. The flavor was semi sweet with a hint of tannin, ginger, mild bitterness and a hint of hops. Long finish with growing tannin. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aromas of rotten melon, Banana Runts, rain-soaked soggy wild flowers. Clear pale gold. Some sweetness initially, weirdly floral, tastes like old musty applesauce, some white wine grape maybe. Light bodied. Gross.
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Definite cascade hops on the nose, that nice earthiness and herbal marmalade character.
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Meadery on 4/5/14. Clear blanc in color with no head and no legs. Aroma of mint, pine and honey. Flavor starts with honey sweetness, quickly moving to a piney and grassy hop finish.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tasting room. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with slippery legs on the glass. Aroma of citrus and honey. Full-bodied with flavors of dank hops, cinnamon and honey. The finish is fruity and sweet with a mellow hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear golden color with strong legs. Aroma of big citrus hops, grapefruit, honey. The taste is strong citrus hops with a honey finish. Medium bodied.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fermentation. Very light clear yellow pour. Up front citrus and pine hoppiness with dry honey. Slightly hoppy flavor with sweet honey ending on a bitter dry note. Pretty good.
cheap (5118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle at the vintage estate. Clear water looks. Sweet fruity mild perfume. Taste is bitter, I never liked the effect that hops have on mead, ruins it. No nice. Could use some manners. Bitter medicine. Leave hops for the beer dude.
onceblind (6691) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Clear very light yellow hue. Aroma of white wine and grassy hops. Flavor is kinda sharp and bitter with lots of grass and herbal tones, and a subtle honey sweetness that sorta comes across as white wine.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/13/13. Sample from a distro. Clear light golden pour. The aroma hits with Cascade hops straight away - fresh citrus, hoppiness, fruitiness, and a bit of green - which mixes well with the sweet honey. Lightly sweet flavor with a touch of the hop character and plenty of nice, lightly sweet wildflower honey. This is a really good combination and better than the other hopped meads I’ve had in my day for sure.