mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a small beige head. Aroma of freshly cut grass, freshly baked bread, and some dry crackery malts. Flavour is very dry and bitter, with fresh bread, crackery malts and very dry, pungent hops, which leave a long, very bitter astringency on the finish. Really nice dry body, but over-the-top bitter, due to an extremely high sugar attenuation. Decent stuff - regular Hipster is better.
reebtogi (3797) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a bright golden color with a huge white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and cereal grains. Taste is a bold grapefruity bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness. Medium body and modest carbonation. A great example of the style and recommended for a taste.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle courtesy of Butters. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with herbal and woody notes. The taste is very herbal with caramel malts. Decent, but not for $11 bucks.
obguthr (3386) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemongrass, rice nose, hint of babyfood. Cloudy amber, medium head, good lace. Lemongrass flavor, orange peel finish.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Dan’s after Top of the Hops tasting. Semi clear golden pour with small white head. Floral and woody and bitter citrus hop. It’s drinkable, but how the fuck can you ask $11 for this stuff?
ClubGonzo (3440) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear orange body with a huge white head. Nose is white currants, pale malts, gooseberries, green apples and hints of nettles. Intriguing and original. Taste is grapefruity bitter hops, grass, hints of red berries and resin. A bit rough around the edges, but OK. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Decent enough.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer looked clear in the 12 ounce bottle but some haze is evident in the glass. It is golden and sports a thick and long lasting white head. This is hugely hopped for a pale ale. The hops are citrus and have some big time bitterness. Malts take a back seat but the hops are so big the cannot possibly compete. However, as the beer warms more hops do show up. For a beer with lower ABV this offers a ton of flavor. It has hops galore and if you like bitter citrus hops this beer is for you.
Leafs93 (1575) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deeper gold with a white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit and some caramel. Taste is moderately bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp finish with some stickiness.
laiti (4798) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ vPBF, BBE 2015(wtf)
Vertical with Södermalm, this one was better.
Aroma is fruity with citrus, bund dough and some caramel. Flavour has gooseberry bush, some citron, nettles, hints of biscuits and caramel. Hoppy and refreshing!
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (vPBF, BB 2015)
Slightly orange color, small white head, some lace. Grassy, nettles aroma. Medium-bodied. Sticky hoppyness, grapefruity. Some sweetish maltyness. Lingering bitterness. A bit bready-grainy.