bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours light amber with a slight white head. Aroma is a strange mix of toffee and floral. Med minus body. Flavor starts fruity, gets a little mixed hop, and then goes a little wheaty. The pleasures are too subtle for me.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden pour with a white head. Floral hops, lemon peel, and some grass. Maybe a bit of biscuit. Really light aroma. The flavor is pretty light, too. Mildly bitter, some citrus and grass notes, and a floral hop quality. Some bread and biscuit sweetness. Thatís pretty much it...
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden body and a lasting white head. Good lace. Aromas are of honey, biscuity, bready malt with low floral and lightly herbal hops. Quite clean. Flavors are of straw, bitter, light acidity, floral, bready and estery strawberry. Easy to drink, but bland and not particularly crisp or refreshing. Full carbonation and dry. Good overall for a blonde ale.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. lightly hazed gold body, lightly effervescent, small white foam head. sweet celery, lemon oil, dandelion, wort, metal flakes, grape juice, makeup powder, saltine crackers and ketchup aroma. grainy, gritty solvent through the finish, hello there again. soda carbonation, mostly dry, seems artificially flavored: rice cakes, dandelions, lemon candies, vegetables, soil, stale crackers and solvent. the label says clean and refreshing. the label says clean. clean. maybe itís just me.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at an Irish Pub somewhere in Santa Monica thanks to DedicatedToFun. Clear orange pour with weaker foam. Unsweetened tea nose. Tea, deep malt density, maple in taste. Clean mouthfeel. Not sticky sweet or astringent. Not bad.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Bend brewpub. The beer is a clear copper color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and bready malt. Light-bodied with flavors of hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
blutt59 (5870) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, golden color with white foam , aroma is malty caramel, flavor is astringent citrus , cottony body and finish
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (wort, malt syrup, grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a note of butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Diacetyl and raw wort, syrupy sweet and dirty...bravely done, indeed! Bravely seeing if they can drive people away from their products, I guess.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with golden brown edges. Loose creamy white film. Watery medium body with soft carb. Toasty, earthy mid palate. Nitrogenous finish.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden orange pour with a small off-white head. Lighter aroma, bready malts, light biscuit, a hint of citrus. Slightly better flavor, more bready malts, more of a citrus kick. Tasty enough.