Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
651mL bottle pours with a clear gold body that supports a weak forgettable head of brief bubbles. The aroma offers up gravel earthiness, thin tart lemon and lime and dirt. The taste is messed up tart apples, earthy gravel, soft earthy somehow dirt like sugary notes. This is a train wreck. Yuck!
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured apple juicey golden with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet honey and corn-like notes with some sweet potatoes when you dig deeper.. some odd tanginess that I couldnít place as well. The flavor found some green apple tanginess throughout, with sweet potatoes and molasses at the core.. fresh, dank earthy bitterness around (light-moderate).. finished with a clash between the tanginess and earthy sweetness.. odd, but it grew on me a bit. Medium-bodied and a touch sharp on the palate.. interesting, but Iíll take my glutens.
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the brewery. Of course, this is an odd beer. Pours a clear golden color with very little head retention. A sweet lemon and ginger nose. The flavor almost reminds me of a herbal infused cider with apples and light metal, some sweet potato, grains. Very unusual, but drinkable. Better than the sorghum beers Iíve had.
blipp (6647) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma, with light floral hops and a strange almost spicy hint. The flavor is sweet and grainy, with flowery notes, maple sugar and a weird spicy note that must come from the sweet potatoes. Pretty good.
Ernest (6542) - 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.
Sledutah (5661) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle (Release #1) from the brewery
Appearance: Crystal clear yellow/golden with a very small white head, no lacing
Aroma: Berries, perfume, floral and resin
Taste: Ripe berries, spices and herbal
OK, a unique beer.
TheBeerGod (5466) - 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.
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brilliant gold, no head, with a big aroma of sweet potato, earthy dirty blonde malts and a touch of molasses. The flavor is smooth and mellow and complex, starting with some corn and yams, melding into an earthy brown rice flavor with a touch of sugar, and lightly herbal hops, and is that a playful note of lemon zest? This isnít just "good for a GF beer", its good all on its own. Well played!
ben4321 (4472) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Draft at HopsScotch, 8/31/12
Aroma: The nose of this beer is light fruit, spice and floral notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear gold color with no head or lace
Flavor: It has a taste that is fairly mild, it is light sweet, with a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body of this beer is light, it has a clean and smooth feel, and a decent finish
Overall, I thought that this was a decent beer. It is drinkable, and fine enough, but didnít do anything for me beyond that.
Butters (3939) - 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.