Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, resin), with notes of lemon zest, pepper.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Pretty good, at least as far as GF beers go...this definitely lacks the nasty horse feed stink of most sorghum-based beers, and does in fact pretty much resemble ordinary malt odor. This comes off as a hoppy American Wheat in the nose, for the most part. In the mouth itís very tart, like a cider but without any apple character. Highly attenuated; thereís very little sweetness left in this, so itís a bit unbalanced. Still, itís substantially better than most train wrecks in this field, so itís definitely worth a try if you canít stomach gluten.
3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear dull amber. Apple juice aroma, plastic, rice cakes, saccharin. Light body, fizzy carbonation, Alka Seltzer tablet effervescence and calcium flavor. Sourish grains / corn / tortilla crumbles. Foul tasting.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from taproom. Pours golden with no head. Not much on the nose. Kind of sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Not band but not much of an identity.
Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with kristen. Pours a clear bright gold with extremely faint ring of clearish head. From the wonderful aromatic citrusy hop profile, you would never guess this is gluten free. It smells just like a regular old american pale ale - and a damn fine one to boot! But the flavor isnít quite as good. Not that itís bad. Itís still much better than most all of itís gluten free brethren, but the sweetness of the molasses and cloying nature make it a little unpleasant. But if I couldnít drink regular beer, Iíd totally be into this! Really good job for what it is.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a large fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of earthy, grainy notes with lots of citrus hops. The taste is faint, pale malts, nuts, honey, very strong citrus hops with a bit of a tropical note. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, off balance.
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a short, bubbly white head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy and floral with a candy-ish note. Taste is sweet with caramel notes, soft molasses, rice notes and flowery soap notes. Body is light-medium and kind of thin at times with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more candy-ish notes, rice, potatoes and soft hops. These gluten-free beers just really arenít worth it. Feel sorry for beer drinkers with Celiacs.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours amber color with a fluffy white head. Some fruity notes on the nose, but the sweet potato does not show through well. Medium carbonation. The finish is somewhat sour. Not for me.
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small, white head. Very light sweet aroma with a hint of spices and floral hops. Pretty bland with light sweet potato, molasses and floral notes. Smooth for a gluten-free beer but overall pretty boring.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Pours a clear golden yellow appearance with an off white head. A lot of spiciness in the nose along with earthy, herbal notes and a fair amount of spicy hops. Tangy fruity, quite spicy malty, herbal, a bit thin flavor. Better than many of the gluten-free atrocities on the market but still not worth my money.
joshwoodward (409) - - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid GF beer. Thereís that metallic sorghum thing going on, but itís muted compared to many others. This acts and feels like a real beer, with a nice hoppy backbone.
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: tea, spices, apple cider, quite floral, some caramelized sugars.
Appearance: light golden color, faint haze, fizzy white head dissipates immediately.
Flavor: floral, herbal tea, slight molasses sweetness, a bit of sweet potato, some pine, tropical fruit.
Palate: light body, medium carbonation.
Overall: interesting brew, definitely drinkable, and a solid product for those unfortunate souls who canít deal with the grains.