PhillyCraft (3149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 On tap at PH, pours a hazy copper brown color with thick white head that was pretty lasting, lacing was average. Aromas are light...bready malt, wood, and some light pine. Taste is peanut brittle, malt, spicy pine, and a touch of lemon bitterness. Finishes with a lightly rusty character that I wasn’t a huge fan of. I’m thinking this one wasn’t as fresh as could be even though it was on tap or maybe a bad batch. The score seems real high. Tried the ’13 batch, much much better. Moved rating up more than a full point. More grapefruit and juiciness
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting more from this beer from mostly good to great ratings, but was disappointed. The fresh hops are very evident and pack an initial punch with lots of pine cone and floral scents in the aroma. The appearance is a dark cloudy copper color that pours with very little head that dissipates quickly with some lacing left behind. It’s a chewy beer with lots of resin and an almost oily mouth feel that coats your throat. Taste has lots of pine and cut grass with some other floral flavors that come through after the beer warms a bit. It certainly has a freshness factor to it, but that doesn’t make it a great beer, only a good one. Drinkable but not one I would seek out again and again.
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very grassy/vegetal smell, same on the taste. Slight citrus but mostly just very green vegetable hop taste. Idk if this got old quickly or what, but this was just not a very good fresh hop.
scarletfire65 (929) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Gingerman. Floral nose. Light bodied. Slightly sweet underneath. Oily, resiny mouthfeel. Really coats the mouth. Moderatley bitter. Very sessionable.
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a light copper with very little head. Excellent pale ale with a good hop taste and bitterness. Light and easy drinking. Delicious.
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ProofBrewing. Mouthful was definitely grassy hop flavor, with a small sweet malt presence lingering in the background. Though it seems to pack the hop punch of a lighter IPA, the lacking bitterness makes it a great session beer. Those things combined separate it from the hoard of ordinary and boring mass of pale ales. Good stuff.
cstuartj (959) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow color. Nice puffy cloud white heads. Nice lacing. Big floral hoppy nose. Clean bitter hop attach, nice slow finish. Yumm.
dresden (814) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Easy Tiger. Amber pour...no head by the time it got to me, but its a half pint. Anyways, strong piney aroma. Nice balance of sweet and bitter hop bite. This is really nice, glad I caught it this year.
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap flight at House of Beer. Still brass colored pour with an excellently laced dense foam head. This may be an older keg because the hop aroma and flavors aren’t as strong as I had expected. Slightly oxidized grass hop flavor with a watery mid palate followed by a small flash of resin. Probably not drinking as the brewer intended.
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a fresh hop bomb. Typical floral and citrus aroma. Nice amber color with a fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Dry feel with good carbonation. Even though I am a hophead I still think there is a need for balance, which this somewhat needed. Good beer just a little one-sided.