hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and yellow with a fleeting, white head. The nose provides a slight, unfortunate note of acetone jumbled with fuzzy fruits and pluots. Light-bodied and water-thin with nearly no carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and very watery. Finishes thin and falls flat. Not gross, just not much here.
biggsbowler (520) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle - Pours light amber. Smells and tastes like rubber tire covered in cheese. I need to use the bathroom now. Bye
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle courtesy of Joel, thank you sir. This one smelled and tasted like medicinal maraschino cherries.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
thanks to Joel. Bubblegum and puke nose, heavy buteric and butter. Flavor is thin lime front before plastic overrides everything. Eating Legos? Thin, terrible, even hot. Horrid stuff.
daknole (10229) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yellow pour, white head. Hmmmm sour? No. Apples, pears, dirty dishwater. What the fuck.
nimbleprop (5794) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy orange with a ring of white head. Nose is like raw saw dust, some fruity, some nail polish, shitty muscat grape. Flavor is like cheap sparkling muscat wine, apple skins, saw dust, band aid (but not in the good way). Dusty finish. Bad, complete drain pour.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Pant-y Raid NYE Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a fairly murky orange golden hue, a bit darker, with some nice glow with frothy whitish head. Some mellow lacing and stick around overall. Aromas show funk,cobwebs and basement meet some gentle cherryskin, tartness and lactic elements. A bit grainy, more funky and dry, some tartness and fruit comes in as we get further in. Solid. Initial is a bit more fruity than the nose let on, tart cherries meet crab apple, bready grains and straw. A bit lighter, well carbonated and dry as we move on. Some gentle tartness keeps pushing as a crash of funk and cobwebs, horseblanket start to assert. A decent oaky tannic presence into the backend, some gentle vanillin and yogurt. Touches of cherryskin taper off, some firmer funk, a bit of muddled grainy malts, bread, and straw as we finish up. A bit non-descript, but palatable. Found the nose a bit more aggressive as the beer lacks a defining characteristic, simply going through the motions. Ok.
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden pour with a thin ring of white head ... .aroma of apples and the taste of apples ... dry and a little sweet with no trace of anything but failure .... very ciderish
Scopey (8816) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle muchos thanks to Colin for this rare sour.... It pours hazy amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, earthy, funk, cheese, hay, sweaty sock, must, light sweetness, vomit and spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, hay, light toast, hay, spice, pear, apple, candy, light alcohol, cheese and some sherbet. Not that sour and not really a whole lot to it other than earthy must and cheese..... A so-so sour.
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - many thanks to Colin for making it rain in order to procure this PA whale. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds a good dose of vomit with secondary notes of watery poop. Light to medium sweet flavor with sugary bread, cheesy vomit, light metal. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a silky texture. Lightly tangy to finish with moderate sour berries and a few more spews of vomit. Not great, really, but perhaps my language might make you think it was far worse than it was - it was ALMOST drinkable. In the end, though, this was a whale not worth the harpoons.