GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Golden yellow color with a medium bodied head. No distinctive aroma. Overpowering hop character, with a wheat finish. Overall this beer was just too bitter for my tastes.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear golden color with a ring of white lace. Aroma and flavor of malt with sweetness. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Poured a golden amber in color with a white head that evaprated quickly. Aroma was light with some yeastiness. Flavor was not to distinctive and light. Some maltiness with a bit of fruity hops thrown in. Drinkable...
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draft) Pours a nice gold, with white head, some lacing. Aroma slight banana. Mouthfeel dry. Tastes light and wheaty, finishes dry. Not super thirst-quenching for a summer beer.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: poured golden yellow with little to no head. Light hop aroma, a little banana ester. Semi fruity flavor with hints of citrus. Some bubblegum. The hops really poke through for a nice bitter finish. A little diacetyl present. A little thin but I enjoyed this very much.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Gritty McFratkids in Portland, 5/21/2005 with Muzzlehatch. If you’ve ever met Barry, you know that he looks like a fratboy, so fortunately we fit right in ;)
This must be a golden ale. It’s got a feathery, light pale malt sugariness, some peachy-fruit notes and a trace of bitterness. Very little aroma, maybe some light fruitiness from the yeast. Clear golden-yellow with a rapidly dissipating mass of white bubbles, no lacing. The carbonation is fairly low which allows for mass consumption quite easily. Bit of wateriness, no real complexity, maybe a hint of citrus in there. If this isnt their lightest beer, I would hate to try the one that is.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
May 2005, on draught at Gritty McDuffs (Portland) with the spastic and fantastic ClarkVV. Very light amber, clear with no head to worry about...clean, sweet honey and a touch of lemon in the nose...light but reasonable body, very weak on the malt but with a noticeable albeit subdued piney hop presence...watery. Basically, nothing.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear,bright gold. Half-inch white head with lots of lace for the duration of the beer. Smells of light malt with a sweet grass smell. Smells like summer...
Taste is bitter at first. Light bitter hops with a light malt finish. Pretty basic light ale. Lightbodied with very little aftertaste. Quite drinkable though. Very good for a summer day but not that distinctive. Lots of summer ales in Maine that taste alot like this one.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 One of the better local summer beers, I really like the amount of hop taste this has, as well as how easily drinkable this summer is. Slightly bitter near the end, with some sweeter hints earlier in the taste.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall a very average summer ale. Lightly hopped all around. SLight bitter finish, and quite refreshing. I’d rather have a shipyard summer ale if I were in Maine again.