Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bready, slightly sweet and tart aroma. Very light clear straw color with small bubbly head. Cereal grain, flaked corn flavor with biscuit like finish. Hay on the finish. Soft and smooth and light motuhfeel. A good pilsner style that is more substantial in malt ocmplexity. Enjoyable yet approachable.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, brewpub. Pale gold, clean. Aroma is lightly bready. Flavor has sweeter malts, light apple. Great clarity, both flavor, color, finish.
trevor211 (1404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light, transparent yellow. Grains and some vegetal notes on the nose, which really come through in the flavor. Sort of like a tea - just not my cup.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazed almost murkey orange with a thin yet lasting head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, grain, gritty, vetetable, squash, herbs and light spice. Flavor is a light caramel, weedy, earth, vege, squash, light metallic hint, orange zest, and light maple syrup? Finish is a bit gritty, but overall kinda interesting beer.
guntlipz (19) - Portland, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love drinking this at Higgins. Thankfully it is ususally easily obtainable for me
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed amber orange ale with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant fruity malt with caramel and some nice madera tones. In mouth, a good caramel and fruity malt, a bit maderized, very smooth, no hops, as promised, but good. On tap at Hair of the Dog, Sept. 4, 2010.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour at HOTD. Light golden color, almost bland lager-like in appearance. Aroma is grainy malts, very clean. One could think this smells like squash though it’s most certainly placebo. More like pilsner malts though I could see someone mistaking that for squash if you were looking. Though if you didn’t know this had squash in it you would never say it smelled that way. Taste is watery, smooth, clean, low bitterness. Very drinkable. This is a nice gimmick but probably HOTD’s weakest brew.
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite from them. 10 karat pour produced quite a bit of white spotty lacing. Malty, sugary aroma...a bit vegetal. Flavor is sweet and earhy. Medium mouthfeel...glad they opened!!!
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HoTD, pours a clear light gold with a nice small white head. Aroma is summery but indistinct it just smells fresh. Flavor is slightly vegetabley with some light spice, very refreshing and drinkable.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ HOTD. A squash 5% beer with pils malt and no hops? Can you anticipate the train wreck? You should not because it impressively turns out awesome. A full-bodied amber cloud covered by a generous, tight off-white foam. Squash flavours are exquisitely extracted, making this a stunning broth with a soft spicy, vegetal, earthy character. Drinkability is unexpectedly there as well thanks to its again judiciously extracted pale malt base. Malty, firm palate. No bitterness, but still balanced, due to proper fermentation and the well established limits to crystal malts.