GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - Herring Creek beer tasting
This one is clearly made to be consumed in great amounts. Itís quite light, loaded with flavor and...hey, itís made by HotD! Love these guys! Aroma is fruity, angling towards the citrus fruit but not quite...a little orange juice, crackers, some light pine needles there too. Flavor is just a smidge of hops, heavy showing up malts with honey and apple juice being predominate. Finishes a little grassy. Very nice.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.29.14.
A: Flat. No head or lacing at all. Somewhat opaque orange. Sediment is there.
S: Corn or grain first. Citrus, orange, lemon. Itís very sour.
T: Burnt biscuit, bitterness, tangerine.
M: No carbonation.
O: The bottle read that this was unfiltered so I couldnít use that as a gauge for how old this was. At any rate, this was simply terrible. 3 sips into it and it was a drain pour. The was one of the most unbalanced beers ever. It was undrinkable.
Sarlacc83 (1014) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery.
A: Cloudy orange color with a foamy white head.
N: Biscuit, pine, oranges, some grapefruit. Toast. Not as complex as I would like.
T: Sweet and lightly bitter.
M: Light body, creamy carbonation, and light alcohol presence.
O: A sweet throwback APA. Hard to rate this when every APA is an IPA in disguise, but itís easy enough to drink.
bmsulliv (193) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pale ale, nice hop balance. Way better than the other beers on tap at hair of dog brewery
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a bottle without noticing the date. Ended up being a year old. Pours a clear golden yellow with a full white head. Floral aroma with slight oxidation. Taste is slightly bitter and the "old hops" taste isnít really there. Pretty good actually. Not the same beer but great base.
Danyel (1129) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is wheat, lemon, lager, lots of citrus. Taste is bitter, light, medium carbonation. Overall, good.
UDBeernut (1898) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow, head leaves a thick lacing coat. Nose of pine, dankness. Taste has enough malt before a nice wave of bitterness that lingers well after finish. Slightly syrupy mouth. Cool beans dorks.
BiddleBrau (972) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old bottle bought a case for $12... Went íoffí... more like funky. Hazy gold visible carbonation and thin white head. Noses must be in horse blanket. Flavor of a Belgian sour, funked out saison or gueuze. Tart and now a bit oxidized. Not a pale ale by a long shot but for $12 for a case, I got a decent american Belgian sour.
ARH (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Banana and citrus aromas come through in strength with some pine and grass notes. It pours a hazy yellow with a white, thin ring and a light, wispy surface. A light amount of head is retained and a very light lace remains on the glass. The tastr is a medium sweet medium and fairly high bitter. Itís oily and slick with a light fizz and medium body. It starts sweet and citrus with a finish thatís spicy and dry. Itís clean and crisp with a spice lingering.
beastiefan2k (2580) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Finally! Its been almost a decade and I finally got to try a fresh, sampler at brewery. Well, eh fine but dull. Its hoppy, just bitter with a vague golden beer background. Very bitter at the end.
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big Bottle. Pours a golden color with one finger head. Aroma of crisp citrus and mild lemons, and light fruits Taste is light fruits with slight lemon peel citrus and grapefruit. Average carbonation. Quite refreshing. Not overly hoppy like some pale ales, but finished with a smooth bitter finish. Enjoyed.