hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rated on 7-25-2014 (Can) The appearance is a huge fizzy white head with a short retention, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is lighty malty, fruity and stale food. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light bodied. This beer leaves a lot to be desired all the way around. It is anything but a crisp and refreshing ale.
drfabulous (4193) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Keg Liquors. Golden in color. Light spice hop aroma and taste. Pretty light taste overall.
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, lemon and mild sweetness and funk. The flavor is lemon/citrus, fruit, mild sweetness, fruit peel and a medium tart/tangy finish.
patrick767 (3604) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle - Pours hazy and very pale yellow with a big, billowy white, lasting head. It takes awhile to get anything in the aroma other than that particular over-carbonated smell. Finally some mild malt and a slightly fruity smell come through. The flavor is of grainy malt and mild, bittering hops. It’s light bodied and drinkable enough, but it’s not really my thing.
jbenedix (8) - Greencastle, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too pale, even for a golden ale, and the overall flavor (aroma, taste and palate) lacks complexity. I found it interesting and different, but won’t be buying more or recommending it to friends.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 25, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This canned brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent weak yellow colored body and a creamy thick lacing. The mild aroma was old ale and musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of bitter old ale citrus crisp and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.
tmongoose (1394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
26oz can shared. Poured slightly hazy yellow with a grassy straw almost baby piss diaper aroma. Flavor is straw, bread, yeast, and corn. Not a fan plain and simple.
edgallow (2353) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft pours a hazy golden with a white heat. Aroma of malts, bread and grass. Taste is malts and dough.
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy straw golden with a thick eggshell cap that settles slowly and leaves some foamy, dripping lace. Subtle nose involves dashes of sweet malt (or corn), light spice, and mint. Lightly sweet, lighter-ly bitter. Light body, softer carb, a touch oily, with a twangy husky light veggie finish. Poundable? Sure. My style? Not at all. Personally, not sure why they went away from the Upside Down Blonde in favor of this aside from trying to hit an even wider audience (light beer drinkers, people who fear any and all hops). Lame.
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Twenty Tap. Clear yellow-gold color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, fruit and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, toasted malt and a bit of citrus. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.