PhillyCraft (3525) - 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
Ysok02 (77) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une magnifique bière au nez qui explose de notes de houblon frais, d’épices, d’écorce de citron, pointe de caramel. Bouche tout aussi délicieuse avec une mousse onctueuse, une grande fraîcheur, un arôme de houblon frais persitant et une longue finale sur une magnifique amertume. Un régal...
UXO (479) - CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale amber with two fat fingers of rocky white head, good retention, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is earthy, grassy, mild pine, pale malt, mild citrus, black tea. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild black peppery spice. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry finish. (4/5)
Obviously I’m slow on the uptake, but there’s no way I can be effectively reviewing a wet-hopped beer right now. Shouldn’t have bought it in mid-January, when it was fresh four months ago. It’s still just fine, mind you, but I don’t feel like I’m really appreciating the fresh hops. Good, with a green hoppy bitterness, but without being great. (15/20)
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got as an Xmas present. Poured nice light Amber with nice off white head. Aroma beautiful floral citrus hop essence. Flavor perfectly balanced. Amazing session brew. Downed whole bomber way too quick. Great beer.
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper in color with a nice creamy looking head. Smells mildly hoppy and mildly malty. Taste is a nice blend of hoppy and caramel malt. No real bitter finish that I can find personally, tastes pretty sweet in the end. A very easy drinking beer, not really special but very nicely made. I enjoyed it it pretty well.
I had it from a bottle
DW78715816 (76) - Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper color with white head. Aroma is a little bit grassy and hops and a little malt. Taste is a little bit hoppy but really just kind of the standard pale ale. I expected more. It's good but nothing spectacular.
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weihenweizen (1921) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated brown bomber, best before December 31, 2014, poured into a snifter. Clear light amber with small white head. Aroma is fresh grass hops, medium body, low carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is grapefruit hops, grassy hops, and caramel malt backbone. Solid american pale ale.
bookman10 (684) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber-copper, with medium head (nice lacing). Aromas of malt, grass, citrus. Flavor is very bitter, with nice backbone of sweetness. Some grassiness, a touch of citrus. Pretty good overall.
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a beautiful light gold with a one finger head that steadily dissapates. The taste was quite impressive. Very, very fresh hop taste with little bitterness. Impressed, would get again and recommend.
EcnarM (109) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just didn't hit the right notes with me, or fell short of expected. Not that it wasn't good, it just wasn't above many others in the same type of fresh IPA.
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reggiedunlop (3298) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has light grassy Spice and a bit of fruitiness. Flavor follows suit...delicate, balanced and clean...earthy and tea like bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry yet hoppy/fruity finish. Clean and refreshing beer.