TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Winter Beer Gathering 2011 chez Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’houblons herbacés et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #3518)
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This American Pale Ale’s scintillating citrusy hop aromatics are ably supported by crunchy cereals before a firm resinous, leafy bitterness claims the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam settles atop the cloudy blond.
-The mouthfeel is lean and soft, making this very drinkable despite the hoppy intensity.
-The hop personality is very engaging throughout and seems to overtake the malts. Balance doesn’t seem to be a concern here.
-Malt signature and mouthfeel could be better polished for this to be world-class in my book.
On tap at Hill Farmstead.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a rocky, white head. Smells of perfume, floral hops, light citrus, some caramel. Tastes of citrus, some sweet spicy hints, earthy. Mouthfeel is velvety and full bodied. Enjoyable.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can off the new assembly. Thanks Tooch4321. grass, light florals, and toasted malt. a little on the bitterside. Highly quaffable. Great APA.
mixmaster (35) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finger and a half. Nice reddish gold for a pale ale. Opens with strong, grassy and almost tannic hop flavor. Very light barley, so on the bitter side. Ginger. Similar hop variety (same?) as Three Floyds gumball, but the beer is not as sweet. I am surprised at the 98 rating.
latackbeer1 (1) - - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very Hesitant at first since this being a canned beer priced at about a 6pack of bottles. Poured into a glass where instant rocky white head, very floral and crisp. It bit my Palate and I could not get enough!!
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a tall frothy head. Strong pine and floral hop aroma, a bit of citrus, with caramel malts. Taste reflects smell with just the right amount of bitterness from the hops. Thin body, moderate carbonation.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can as a trade extra, which was awesome! Beautiful orange pour with a full two inches of off white foam. Honestly one of the most beautiful pours I’ve ever seen. Possibly best on a non-stout. Nice hop aroma with grapefruit, pine and floral all playing a part with a decent caramel malt backing. It also tastes pretty hoppy, a little more pine but still citrus dominant with some floral and some caramel. One of the better pale ales it’s ever been my privilege to consume.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz Can... Poured golden/pale-yellow with a white head. Hops were lively on this one. Super fresh with the hops, lots of resinous tones but still very clean, balanced, and drinkable.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can, got a 4 pack for Christmas! Poured into a pint glass. Hazy gold color with frothy 2" white head. Lots of bubbles shooting up the side of the glass. Aroma is of pine, grass, and citrus. Quite hoppy smelling! Taste is bitter with light malt sweetness, but definitely leans more towards bitter. Mouthfeel is light/medium, very crisp and quenching, with lively carbonation. Very refreshing, I could see drinking a few of these!