mverity (231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a straw color with some white head that faded quickly into a thin collar. Good lacing though. Aroma is watery caramel, floral and earthy hops. Taste is about the same. Definitely thinner than most session IPAs. Low-medium carbonation and very light body.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared with Alan, pours clearish copper with thin white head, sporadic lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, marshmallow, and hops. Taste is the same, very malty and too sweet. Not that crushable.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler thanks to Randall! Pours a clear golden orange with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy citrus with backing notes of cake batter and sweet grains. Flavor has a strong malt profile with a bit of a cake batter note with and earthy but sweet citrus finish.
snoworsummer (1470) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a thin, fizzy white head and decent lacing. Tastes like dry orange citrus, light pine, resin and musk. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet orange candy and musky pine.
sonnycheeba (2935) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is floral and grassy hops with a faint bit of pine, biscuit malts, faint orange peel, and faint caramel. Flavor is dry malt base with grassy hop bitterness, light grapefruit, and faint floral notes; dry finish with light lingering bitterness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (5097) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. - on tap at the Funky Buddha Tap Room. Medium copper pour, slightly hazy, soft white head. Decent floral aroma with some spruce accents. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some muted citrus undertones, light caramel, a bit of nuttiness and just a hint of mint. Mouthfeel is full and nicely textured. Good session material.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Ginger-like fruity spiciness is found within starkly citrusy fruitiness in this quenching, delicate Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty golden shine.
-The finish promotes even more citrus and ginger; bitterness is very subdued.
-The citrusy component is redolent of starfruit and citrus candy.
-Cereal flavours are lightly honeyed and build up mostly in the second half of each sip.
-Carbonate this naturally and serve it from a hand pump and you’ve got a replica of many UK Golden Ales.
-This is one of those rare beers which actually works wonderfully when served at cold temperatures. The citrusy fruitiness is still very present and increases the refreshment factor. The bitterness is minimal anyway, so there are no clashing moments in the finish. Just refreshment.
knickskicks (600) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with white head. Nose is huge piney citra hops. Taste is citrus, dank cannibus, biscuits. Mouthfeel is very light and watery.
tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Gold pour, small white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, lemon, cracker. Taste is moderately bitter, tropical/lemon hop, cracker. Palate is soft, light, refreshing, light bitter finish. Very good.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love how light and fluffy this beer Os. The hops really shine but not in a stomach churning overly bitter way. Like a hopped blonde. Quite desirable and sessionable.