TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very light straw color, with a solid head. Light aroma, mostly hop-driven, but with a hint of malt in the undertones. Refreshing flavor - the hops provide notes of citrus and a bit of pine; the malt complements the hops nicely, but lets them shine. A lot of subtle complexity. Very nice example of the style.
andrepintado (1569) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Color is clear gold. Head is thin to medium and white. Smooth and crisp at the same time. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma is hoppy and cereal.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and light citrusy. Crisp hoppy. Bitter, toasted and light grainy. Bitter and dry finish.
HKdIPA (300) - HONG KONG - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brian's in Brooklyn. Light golden completely clear pour with thin frothy head. Aroma starts with standard pilsener but danker and a bit juicier. Taste too - like a pilsener but fuller body and bigger, rounder taste. Still maintains a dry bitter finish with some hops. Very good pilsener.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, pine, grassy hops, mild pale malt and a weird ozone note. The taste is grassy, green hops, apples, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours golden with a filmy white head. Light sweet pale malt, floral and herbal hopping, and a subtle dry yeasiness. Taste is dry pale malt, a lovely Noble hop blend, and a dry, lightly astringent malty finish. Fluffy and light body.
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of herbs, flowers, greenness, vanilla, flavor is green with vanilla, spices, lavender, bitter, medium bodied.
dwm1034 (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Binny’s single rack. Pours a bright yellow with thin head. Taste is spicy with a lemon edge. Zesty.....would be a great summer beer.
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at City Beer Hall. Nice yellow gold pour with frothy head. Nose is fresh grass and citrus.Tastes of lemon, hay, herbal, some vanilla and pale malt. Crisp and clean palate.
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap somewhere in Chicago. Don’t really remember where. Nice bright yellow pour. Easy to drink, a nice little hop character but really just a crisp easy-drinker. A little bit of citrus but not too much. Nice take on a traditional German style.
snoworsummer (2455) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours clear pale gold with a thick, creamy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like straw, grass, a hint of citrus, and musky light malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky pale malts, straw, and a hint of dry lemony citrus.