JeffFaust (10) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite tasty, golden ale, with decent depth for the modest 6%. Drinks like an IPA. Pine resin finish. Very drinkable. Evening poolside beer.
Ernest (7125) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a strong note of diacetyl, other notes of plastic and taffy. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean/buttery. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Massive diacetyl makes this completely undrinkable, almost nothing but butter. And from Bend of all places, for shame!
stevoj (3542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I ordered this blind from the tap handle, assuming I would getting Descender IPA. While not disappointing, I was taken aback at how light and smooth it was, very silky in texture. Grains/malt feature here, no hops to speak of. Blend of a wheat ale, Golden’s and minor lager characteristics. A nice diversion...
deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Millers at the Cove. Pours a clear gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice citrus note with a bit of grass and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a bit of resin and bitter citrus up front with growing sweet citrus and sweet grains.
maxwelldeux (4290) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a pale amber color with a moderate off white head. Light floral hoppy nose. Taste is very light, slightly bitter, and really easy to drink.
Beerdrinker79 (1944) - Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
32 oz growler- Pours lightly hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, nice tropical mango, getting hops, which surprises me for the low ibu’s. The taste is easy drinking, mango and orange and other tropical fruitiness, lightly dry finish, very light hops, but are there. This would be a perfect session beer, might have a new camping beer!
Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell had a big sweet burst of tropical goodness flowing into floral and sweet grassy qualities.
The taste was mainly sweet with barely any bitterness. Tropical fruits really dominate and allowing a sticky sweet aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth and sweet somewhat candy - like to semi-creaminess runs along my tongue.
Overall, APA or APWA, I’m thinking this is an APA, as I don’t get any wheat bite anywhere. Still a delicious beer I’d probably come back to preferably in the Summer.
rosenbergh (9685) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can at the Real a Gastropub, Honolulu, HI.
Clear golden color with a small white head.
Sweet fruity hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and caramel malt in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet fruity hops, grainy malt and mild bitterness. Sweet.
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RedSox2004 (1582) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2015 This poured a clear, deep yellow with a bright white one-finger head and nice lace. Strong citrus and floral aromas. Tropical citrus hop flavors up front with some grassiness in the back and hop bitterness throughout. Medium body, lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel and a lingering grapefruit finish.
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from 12 oz, brownish yellow. Light pilsner like beer. Unimpressed. 3.5 bd. Smooth though