JohnGalt1 (272) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up at the COOP last night ... Poured now into my HotD goblet... nice foamy half-inch white head.. the brew is slightly hazy golden.
The nose shows pretty big berry essence.. but it seems sorta artificial.. almost "TOO" clean if "that" can actually be a bitch... light pale malts push the fruits and actually magnify it... but again, it just doesn’t seem real with the aroma.
Flavor is dead on expected... nice fruity profile that jives with the lower ABV... pale maltiness is there only to deliver the fruit... not much else to report... decent/good beer that I would never pass off.
Body is spritzy medium... nice, but not for me.... I though think this will be a big winner with the "Non-Geeks"... How do you get the word out there???
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat It poured a amber-orange with a thin white head. Nose of raspberry. Medium body with a fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is light malts, raspberry (somewhat muted), and some mild bitterness in the finish. The bitterness offsets the fruit and makes this pretty drinkable.
Strykzone (4377) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer was golden, a bit dingy, and also a bit hazy. An off white head never quite left. The aroma is raspberry and earth with wheat. This is a little better than most of the style. It is a style that definitely has a couple of places. It is a lawnmower beer, and it is a beer that brings women into brewpubs. Two good things.
stevoj (1601) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle from Winco. Poured into flute, cloudy golden with average white head, but long lasting . Aroma of raspberries right up front, smells like jelly. Taste is malt and with raspberry flavor much more subdued than the aroma. Finish is abrupt and dry, slightly chalky. Different take on the fruit beer style.
IndianaRed (2151) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz Bottle pours a light amber orange with a fizzy short-lived white head. Light malty aroma with a hint of raspberry. Light malty flavor, tastes like some wheat was in the grain bill. Bitter raspberry notes. Fairly dry and crisp.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a white head. Raspberry and malt aroma. Light malt and light raspberry flavor. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Light malt and light raspberry lingers.