Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a clear and bright yellow-gold color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Hops and malt in the nose. Light body with flavors of mild hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is crisp and lightly hopped with a grapefruit aftertaste. Decent light APA overall.
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle with "DOB 3/28/12" stamped below the label in yellow so it’s easy to spot. This beer is contract brewed by Southern Tier. The bottle calls this an Ultra Pale Ale.
APPEARANCE: Pours a pale yellow-orange color with nice clarity. The head is white and stood about two fingers tall following a medium-aggressive pour. Decent lacing.
AROMA: I’m getting a lot of grain in the nose as well as some wheat malt and citrus hops. The smell reminds me a lot of a Kolsch.
TASTE: The carbonation fizzes on the tongue up front. Nice balance of flavors between the malts and hops. I have to believe that they use a touch of wheat somewhere during the brewing process. Hops linger just enough to give this a nice crisp finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Pretty thin body. Feels very wet on the palate. Moderate carbonation.
OVERALL: This is a nice summer beer. I drank this a lot last year during BBQs and in between yard work.
Morey’s Bottom Line: Super affordable and easy drinking...but most importantly, it taste good! Reminds me of a mellower Southern Tier Pale Ale. Good stuff.
ben4321 (3823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 11/21/11
Aroma: The nose is a bit hoppy, with some fruity and floral notes to it
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden-orange color with a small white head
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, and light-medium bitter, with a lingering sweetness
Palate: The body is rather light, it has a crisp and drinkable feel, and a fairly fizzy carbonation
I can see why they would call this a lawnmower beer. I could certainly picture drinking this one outdoors on a summer afternoon. It would probably make for a tailgate beer too (I guess they should can it!)
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Nice light citrus aroma. Near med body. Flavor is a little breadiness with some fairly nice citric hop. More bitter than expected, and this really works on a hot day. Might be the best lawnmower beer so far.
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma that was quite hoppy with lots of grapefruit and orange along with some pine notes. The flavor begins with a light dose of malt followed by some grapefruit hops bitterness that is both fruity and bitter. Light-medium bodied. This is one of the better lighter-bodied beers that I have come across, and were it available by me, would happily drink these on a hot summer day.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a thin white head. The aroma is quite hoppy, with some grassy and citrus notes, a bit of lemon. Taste is very light bodied, a bit of sweet malt up front with hints of toast and grain. More hops and a light bitterness on the finish. While this beer isn’t very flavorful or complex, they pack a surprising amount of hop aroma into such a light bodied beer. A great beer for a hot summer day.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a clear gold and yellow with a thin white head. Skunky, a bit of wheat and crisp malt. Malt, skunk, sweet toast. Long bitter finish.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured into a pint glass from a growler that I had filled at the Consumer Beverage Center in Orchard Park.
Appearance: The body has a bright yellow gold color with great clarity. On top sits a small one and half finger thick white head that hangs on well and makes some nice lace on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a nice sweet maltiness with tons of juicy hop character. It has strong citrusy and fruity with just a hint of fruitiness. The malt is much lighter and understated which really shows off the vibrant hops.
Taste/Palate: It is a little lighter bodied than most Pale Ales, sort of a light to medium range with a good bright and juicy hop forward character. This is right on point from the aroma and there are nice citrusy lemon and grapefruit with hints of pineapple notes over a delicate sweet bready layer of maltiness. It finishes fairly dry with more citrusy hops and mellow hop bitterness. The lighter body easy drinking texture makes for an extremely refreshing beer with plenty of nice carbonation.
Notes: Overall it has a modest and pleasing hop character with tons of easy hot summer time drinkability.
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coles. Appearance: light orange with a small White head. Aroma: candy, grass, a little hoppy, some vanilla & orange. Flavour: grassy at first, a little bitter, a good amount of hops with a nice light finish. Great lawnmower beer.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Consumer’s Beverages on Elmwood in Buffalo, shared with tupalev. Hazy gold with an average frothy pancake-batter like head. Simple, but really appealing aroma - light citrus/citrus zest, a hint of pine, and some dried wildflowers. Tastes dry, not a huge malt backbone to it (slightly sweet, hint of roast), quite pungently bitter, grapefruit pith + herbal bitterness (surprising from that light, almost fruity aroma) - some alcohol, and quite dry. Average body, slightly astringent, fairly mild carbonation, and an extremely long citrus/resin bitter finish. Not amazing, but solid - and under 5% was greatly appreciated by the two guys drinking a growler between them!!