Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can from the brewery, packaged on 5/3/16. Pours a clear gold, lightly carbonated with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Heavy lacing. Spicy clove aroma, nutty taste, very malt forward. Doughy, earthy and rind mixed in with some pine in the finish. Not their best, but thatís because their other stuff is fantastic. Pretty solid.
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery, 4/2/16.
Huge white head with strong retention tops a glowing, bright-golden to burnished copper body with a light haziness.
Fruity Belgian esters in the nose are joined by pineapple, mango and tons of citrus. Light pine lingering in the background and moderate toasted malt character backing it all. Definitely gives a light "sour" character from all of these hops and sourdough-like flavors. But the fruitiness keeps it fairly lively/lighthearted and the yeast adds a lovely layer of plaster and minerality.
Definitely given over a bit too much to the specialty malt, as it definitely has a sweet-and-sour-like breadiness. The Belgian characteristics are definitely the highlight here, while pineapple and mango hops add levity and juiciness before being challenged by the heavy citrus and pine on the end. Ample, engaging carbonation is a plus with no alcohol or flaw. Definitely agree with others that the beer is being pulled in too many directions. Thereís a lot of maltiness, lots of juicy hops, bitter hops, and lighter Belgian yeast notes that donít all work together.
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange pour. Small white head. No staying power. No lacing. Aroma is malt and yeast. No discernible hop presence. Taste is a bitter dry lemony note with hint of oranges and earthy yeast.
thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can that was randomly handed to me at the MBC release -- thanks kind stranger! Drinking this without reading the label or knowing anything about it I thought it was a pretty straightforward Belgian ale / saison. Now that I know itís a farmhouse IPA, Iím thinking that there maybe wasnít enough hop presence in there, but who knows. Itís solid and tasty.
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can with label - pours gold white head - nose/taste of cut grass, lemongrass, citrus, bubblegum - medium body
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy apricot, small off white head. Great aroma of peach, citrus, fruit. Kind of funky flavor... fruit, grassy hops, malt heavy? Odd.
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber pour. White head. Citrus nose. Bitter taste. Bright, refreshing. Good brew.
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dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 On tap at brewery. Pours copper color with white head. Light citrus aroma with tropical fruit notes and some yeast notes. Flavor starts off citrus fruity malt with yeasty herbal finish.
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the source. Pours orange brown with a big off white head. Aroma is dank, citrus. Flavor follows nose. Nice.
Chalumeaux (1041) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fragrant citrus head with golden color and white head smooth drinking and excellent hoppy finish.