elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fall ’12 notes: Pours pale gold, small lacing. Nice subtle spicing, intrigue, bready, allspice and pepper finish. Still finishes clean!
onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brilliant gold with a thin sticky laceful head. Nose reminds me of grilling chicken; lots of lemon and pepper aromas, and little else. The taste has the same notes on the nose, but with a little bit of blonde sweet maltiness on the start. Then the lemon-pepper kicks in, with a little floral bitterness like lavender or something. Overall it has a nice medium body with a balanced feel and off-dry finish, so it’s not too heavy on the pepperiness or the lemon tone. They’re both pretty present but it remains refrained.