mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Churchkey, DC 16oz ($6.50): Pours a golden-copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is of piny hops and a bit of citrus, although this barely gives it justice, because the aroma is pretty great. Taste however seems to be a little watered down (I know, I know low ABV, but to me that is not an excuse). All the great flavors from the aroma are still there, but not enough perhaps. Basically, I think this is a beer with a great flavor profile, but an imperfect execution.
Mahoning (15) - - FEB 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-brownish appearance. Weak aroma, slight roasty and floral notes. Weak overall flavor, slightly sweet with a bitter finish.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Love most stuff by Founders, so I had to pick this up too. Pours an effervescent light golden color with a small off-white head. Smells of great fresh citrus, some hops, a bit of malt. The taste loses much of the citrus smells, with some of the hops still there and malt. Light body, could drink this "all day". Not awful, but the taste is really disappointing compared to the taste.
jcnielsen (1654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Foundry in KC. Pours a golden color with white head. Grassy, hoppy flavors. Light easy IPA
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Tap East Festival. Light gold with a small head. The nose is countryside meadow. Light grassy hops. A bit of lemon cake and bread. The taste is light floral hops, grass. Fairly soft and approachable. Some brioche. Light bitter finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty easy-drinking beer. Not taxing on the palate. The kind of thing you’d bring to a BBQ on a warm day, I guess.
TATE (257) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Not much for aroma, a bit of fruity hop. Flavor is nice, a pretty mellow IPA which is more my speed. The big thing about this beer is the amount of flavor they got in it for a low ABV, very impressive and lives up to the name. I could have had a few more of these.
kramer (4572) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, lots of fresh floral and fruity hops with minimal intrusion from the malt. I suppose that’s the point. The flavor is quite full of hoppy flavors of flowers and fruitiness, but while the point of this is to be sessionable, it comes across as a bit thin and watery. Very dry and thin with soft fizzy carbonation. Short lightly bitter finish. Not really a fan of this one.
Malaclemys (194) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Citrus/floral hop aroma slight malt hints. Hop flavor not as prominent very light body. Very little malt backbone. Good bitterness. Good session beer.
shrubber85 (6808) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange light malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Body on the light side. Pretty good.
KyotoLefty (5794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fragrant nose or orange, peach, a bit of resin. Deep orange color with lace. Super hoppy flavor, grapefruit rind, very bitter, rather thin and unbalanced. The malt can’t keep up with the hops. Too bitter, like hop tea. Not very drinkable, really.