sfontain (758) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can, thanks Ryan. Lightly hazy amber-yellow; frothy white head; huge lacing. Aroma grapefruit, pineapple, musty florals, bread, pepper. Flavor is similar to aroma, and in addition there might be a hint of pine resin in here as well; finish is pretty dry. Mouthfeel is medium and closer to frothy than to fizzy. Glad that this is a well-regarded beer without being over-the-top bitter; itís actually quite a lot better balanced and a lot less bitter than Iíd expected. This is certainly no 99th percentile beer overall, but a top example in the style for sure.
bley7211 (13) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can. Light golden color with decent head. Heavy grassy hoppy aroma. Good taste.
boisebeerguy (38) - boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very heavy in the aroma hops. Light in the flavor hops. Goes down very smooth, with what almost tastes like a slight vanilla hint.
ElCapitan22 (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice gold color. Smells mildly of grassy notes and citrusy hops. Tastes of mild hops and grass. A great summer time beer.
jahshuwuh (290) - USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden color hazy with a fluffy off white head. A dank smell with pine, a light flower sweetness. Taste is surprisingly smooth bitter with a little caramel malt backbone. Some dankness as well in the taste, a little honey. Very nice overall, crisp and enjoyable.
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Hollyw (19) - - FEB 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably my favorite lower alcohol content beer. Super drinkable. Hoppy. Flowery. Smells great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bwcjune74 (3) - north royalton, USA - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every time I go to Chicago I bring home several cases. Excellant aroma with a creamy head, nice belgium lace on glass, smooth with an IPA kick. Goes down easily,
ARH (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap into a shaker. The aroma is a pleasant, and intriguing, combination of floral and spice (pepper and coriander mostly) with some mild yeast and some subtle grassy, wood, and pine notes. Not much malt coming through in the aroma; maybe some mild toasted notes, but I really have to hunt for íem. Itís a clear orange-pale color with a soapy white head that recedes to a thin film, but leaves a decent lacing down the glass. Mild bitter tastes a predominate; there are some subdued sweet citrus notes, but very much in the background. Itís not a dissimilar profile to a mild IPA. In the mouth itís medium-light body is very much a spicy pepper, floral combination at first. This is followed by a dry citrus / grapefruit sweetness, and flowing nicely into a hoppy bittering at the end. Thereís also some very subtle earthiness and nuttiness on the palate which didnít come through on the nose. Itís crisp and dry with lively carbonation. A very unique, and well done, take on an session APA.
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow, lots of carbonation, fine white foam that leaves some lacing. Aroma is spicy, hoppy, with some pine. Taste is a bit more subdued that I expected. Some grapefruit, hops, and pine, but not exactly in-your-face as many west coast IPAís can be. Very good, though.
salvaticas (347) - - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Aberdeen tap. Pours a cloudy orange amber. Strong hoppy notes. Nice bitter hoppy flavor with a weak palate.
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0R9H3U5 (16) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is probably the best beer I have had. For the sake of nit-picking the head retention wasnít great.
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