arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Slightly hazy yellow orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of pine, some biscuit, slight belgian yeast, touch of sweet bready, slightly fruity notes. Very interesting. Taste is some nice biscuit, real dry yeast and slight fruity notes, finishing really dry and bitter. Pretty good, interesting tastes!
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear to pale golden pour lots of frothy rocky off white head lots of lacing a little overcarbonated .... aroma of floral and fruity hops .... taste is of floral and fruity hops, a little oily and citrusy with fruity yeast and pilsner crystal malts .... has a nice little hop bite to it that goes into a dry malty finish ... overall not bad but nothing to write home about
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks justin. Nice, light aroma of fruit chew candy. Light citrus shows up. Maybe some lemon. Slightly hazy, yellow/orange in color, and a small white head. Light, malty, and slightly bitter. Definitely get more citrus in the taste. More candied fruit chews, some orange, grassy. Nice lighter body. Delicious.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop malt balance - apricot pour with lacy head - peppery hops linger and leave a nice malty aftertaste. They really got the malt/hops ratio down on this one!
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of JCB for the Near Perfect 10 v. 5). Pours a cloudy apricot color with a huge white head that leaves some sticky lacing. Aroma is some spicy hops, grapefruit, and some cracker. Taste is semi-sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish and prickly on the tongue. Decent beer with lots of flavor for 5% abv.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a unique incredible pale ale. Ruth balances hops and malts together but there is a strong coriander/mandarin flavor tied to the special hops. Not too hoppy to be an IPA but it pushes the envelope beyond Pale Ales
Cybercat (2774) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma is malty and yeasty with a pleasant fruity overtone. It pours a typical, but still attractive, clear amber with an OK white head that leaves a little lacing. Fortunately, appearance is this beerís weakest point. Mouth-filling flavor has a firm malty core with fruity and grassy tones and hints of hops and - is that caramel? Yes, definitely caramel. Texture is smooth as silk, yet lively and fizzy, leaving a sweet, malty, fizzy and slightly tinny finish. Look for it, or trade for it!
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hair of the dog Ruth. On tap at the tasting room... Pours a slightly hazy golden light brown and topped with a vibrant puffy white head...
Aroma semi-assertive citrus and grassy hops, def fresh, with a hint of pineapple... Flavors are citrus with hints of tropical fruit. Lightly bitter backing. Lighter bodied but totally drinkable. Grassy earthiness lingers in towards the finish.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty solid brew, grassy and piney, not overwhelming, very drinkable. dont know why i dont hear more about this great tasting session brew from hair of the dog, very solid.
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque pale gold with massive white fluffy head that left a mountain of froth in my glass. Flavor is complex mix of piney hops, with a mild malt character to balance it out. Very dry with medium to high bitterness. More bitter than I usually like, but very unique, doesnít taste like most APAs or IPAs Iíve tasted.