oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rubay amber pour with a thin white head. Grassy watermelon, loam, and hints of cider dominate. Very candy like throughout. In a word: Watermelon Jolly Rancher. Medium palate, high levels of carbonation and a dry finish.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to nimbleprop. Hazy ruby/orange pour. Nose is quite vegetive, but the flavor brings more nice watermelon, grass, manure, and sour Warheads. Quite crisp, effervescent palate, still very sweet. Not bad, but not awesome.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours clear strawberry with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is watermelon, strawberry, wet grass, light straw malt and low hops. Flavor is fruity, seedy, grassy, light malt, low bitterness, lemon, and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, and medium carbonation.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
transparent ruby grapefruit, thin white large bubbles ring. Nose is tangy, sharp fruit with grapefruit, light egg and salt. Flavor is sweeter, more juice through finish, odd salty sardine notes in nose with warmth. Fruity, light, sweeter but pleasantly sour.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to nimbleprop. The pour is a glowing, hazy rose. Small white head. Nose is 100% dill pickle with the aceto vinegar, dill, mustard seed, everything! Uncanny. Taste is mild cherry, bit acetic vinegar character. Mild graininess and mash. Eh- not a big fan.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cherry and kosher pickle nose. Sour fruit and light dill pickles. It’s not terrible or anything, just very odd.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by nimbleprop: pours a clear bright pink with a small ring of white head. Has a tart dill pickle nose and a touch of light fruits. Starts with average fullness and mild sweetness with decent tartness before a drier slightly puckering finish. Could use a little less vinegar.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear salmon colored pour. Smells like a pickle - lots of dill. Similar taste. Very much like a dill pickle. Moderate sourness. Dry with some pepper. Fruity, maybe some raspberry and almost a bit fish. Really weird.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! Pours cloudy pink, scant off white head. Aroma of maraschino cherries, raspberries, dusty lemons, cotton candy. Taste has a sweet cherry candy start, then tart cherries, raspberries, hint of vanilla. Very tasty.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sending along this bomber! Kind of a wild pour, quite the luminous pink, with fairly prominent carbonation. Nose is fairly tart but also quite tropical in some sense, with just a hint of wood. Body is medium with just a mildly acetic palate. Got lots of watermelon notes in the taste along with understated tartness and a grassy finish that brought out the wood just a bit.