AirForceHops (3115) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Paid $2.00 for a 6 oz. half pint at Hopleaf. Color is a mostly clear orange pale color, (hard to tell with the low lighting) Nose is a good amount of floral hops with touches of citrus. The flavor is some bready malt with subtle citrus and a moderate level of floral hops in the finish. It also shows a sugary sweetness. It reminds me of a classic example of an APA that craft brewers made before the hop explosion. The hop flavors are there just not over the top with bitterness on the low side. I enjoyed this and it is a nice session brew you could crush large amounts of.
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold pale. 1 finger creamy head. Big American hops and rose petals on the nose. A tongue party. Okay like the mouthfeel and such is biting and mineral like. Lightly bittered, orange peel and pine cones. Nice sweetness. Has a champagne like carbonation. Pineapple as well
Getbetter (830) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a tap.The pour is a dark yellow with barely any head.The notes are hay,slight hop and bread.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at a Cubs themed bar in O hare airport, giving it bonus points for that even though you take the Red Line to Cubs I’m giving them credit on this one, almost missed my flight soaking in all the wonderous Cubbies memorabilia. Solid beer hoppy and sweet. Would drink again
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden yellow. Smell is citrus hops, light hops. Taste follows ending dry. Light plus body average.
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Goose Island Taproom in O’Hare (once the bartender decided it was OK to serve me). Hazy Orange, Frothy white head. Smells like white bread and grassy hops. Taste pretty much like you’d expect - decent malt backbone and a lightly grassy, citrusy hop finish.
seymour (1414) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap in Chicago at Giordano’s, a perfect pairing with a Caesar salad and deep dish pizza. It poured a mostly clear orange-ish golden colour, slight chill haze, with sudsy white head of spritzy little bubbles, some lace. Low aroma, but lots of grainy and hoppy flavours. Excellent balance of malt sweetness and hoppy bitterness, strong fruitiness from modern American hops and maybe a warm ale fermentation (I’d love to know for sure), crisp and biscuity, faint pine resin, black pepper. Light body, bready mouthfeel, high carbonation, lasting juicy fruit aftertaste. Struck me as a true-to-style Kölsch with lots of New World hops. Delicious and extremely easy to drink. "Sessionable" is right, but 5.4% alcohol will creep up on you if you have several in a row, as I did. I wish we could get this back home, but that would sorta defeat the whole carbon footprint reduction initiative they’re demonstrating with this beer.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was quite taken with this beer. Super easy to drink. Great malt and cereal notes. Paired well with the pizza. Solid citrus hops. Good from sip one to the last.
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Public House, Chicago. Pours a golden copper with a nice one finger white head which laced nicely. Initial flavor is hops but with a very nice biscuity, malt follow. A fair amount of complexity to this beer. I really enjoyed it.
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kermis (4946) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bijams restaurant, Chicago. Pours hazy orange light amber with an off white head. Aroma of grasy hops, citrus and light caramel malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.