wnoble (1100) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber and head really lingers nicely. Slight yeast haze. Nose is fresh cascade hop and various citrus and tropical fruits. Also some caramel malts. Flavor is earthy and herbal and strong citrus hops along with various nutty and sweet malts. bitter and semi dry finish. This is quite impressive.
Narnad (1374) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint can. Pours a hazy copper color with a very large frothy white head that has a slight greenish hop pellet tint to it. Aroma has a strong hop nose with light citrus lemon and orange notes, a mild breadiness with a touch of toasted malt ending. Flavor has a light bready malt presence early, mild citrus hoppy middle with a slightly dry, bitterness at the ending. Body is modest with low carbonation and an overall smooth, dry feeling. Overall a pretty good brew. With the lower alcohol content of the beer I was expecting a little less flavor but it turned out to have a solid nose and flavor.
HoppyAlesToYou (152) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread, cereal, floral hops, spruce, and citrus aromas are present, along with something I cannot identify. Looks great, the head never disappears. Tastes as good as it smells, with an almost umami thing going on along with a pleasant bitter finish. It rolls gently across the tongue, silky in texture. Looking forward to trying more from this brewer.
tmongoose (942) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can poured orange color with white head. Bit of a citrus aroma but not overpowering. Maybe a bit of a grassy smell as well. Mild flavor the only type of bitterness comes on the backend and that is about all. Even after warming up not slot there just that bitterness on the back.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Very hazy light orange with a gigantic, frothy off-white head that you could carve a sculpture in. Great aroma that captures the essence of a brew day better than any beer I can recall from recent memory - zesty, citric hops and sugary, caramel grains so delicately balanced that one never fully dominates the other. Mild-to-moderately bitter with a mild, fruity grapefruit sweetness. Finish has a little bit of wet wheat and husky rye graininess. Only noticeable knock is the slightly weak palate, but that’s not enough to claim this to be anything less than world class. Very well done.
strongpieman (1322) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint can. Golden color, cloudy, nice carbonation rising, ample clingy white head. Powerful floral and grass hop aroma. Bitter taste, medium body. Overall a very solid full-flavored american pale ale.
BVery (5154) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Monk’s Pub in Chicago on Dec. 5, 2011. Golden pour with a nice foamy clingy white head. Mild citrus notes with a bit of breadiness. Medium palate, decent carbonation, maybe a touch flat. Taste is a nice easy drinking balance of mild hop and earthy malt.
Dragonfly1 (437) - - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roundhouse with al. Can. Dark yellow/light copper. Nice head. Aroma is light grapefruit and pine with some malt and cereal. Interesting first taste, earthy/musty then turns tart and fruity, then finishes with bitter pine. Not bad but that middle is a bit unique...
Block (1131) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer. A nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Good balance of malty sweetness with the bitterness. Super easy to drink and a very solid mild beer. It’s cool to see a lot of good beers in cans.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, thanks to Atom for throwing this in as a trade extra. Pours out a moderate orange/golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is of some spice notes, citrus, light grass. Taste is of citrus, some grass, light bready malts, orange peel and lingering bitterness on the finish.