BroSpud (1515) - , 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 (853) - 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 (641) - 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 (926) - 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 (557) - 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.
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Slattery’s Irish Pub in the DTC
Poured into 12oz Great Divide Snifter. Golden straw color with high clarity and nice pillowy head. Super floral scent with waves of pine, mint and herbs. Taste is much lighter than the nose would lead on. Light cereal grain and subtle citrus bittering. Mouthfeel is slightly prickely from the CO2. Really good lawnmower type beer.
bytemesis (2141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear light amber, small white head, good lacing. Aroma is passionfruit and citrus. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, light astringence. Medium body.
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
311012. Bottle at the friendly spot, san antonio tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma hops, butter, grass. Nice overall smooth taste. Not Bad.
cladinshadows (32) - USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on date of Oct. 5, 2012. Pours with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Very perfumy aroma with a little fruit and some slight malt hiding in the background. Brilliantly clear with a great dark amber/light copper color. Taste is medium-low hop flavor and bitterness with a grassy/resinous character and a peppery finish. Malt is lower than expected for a beer of this color, but holds its own against the fairly subtle hops. While this beer is fairly malty, some additional malt sweetness (not just maltiness) would have been enjoyable. Mouthfeel is fairly dry. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer, but additional malt sweetness would have helped more satisfyingly balance the resinous, peppery finish of 55 IBUs of wet hops.