Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Empire State Building. Pours a clear copper with a finger of thick, creamy head. Aroma was fairly subdued, partly dued to very low serving temp and massive nitro head. is mostly of fresh, tropical fruity and citric hops, but a slight metallic skunkiness ruins it a bit for me. Not a lot of malts to be detected, some toasty bread notes is all. Mouthfeel was typical nitro, creamy head and almost flat. Sparse carbonation, what’s there is smooth on the tongue. Light body. Alright, but nothing I’d search out again.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Empire State Building. Pours a tan creamy color with large head. Looks delicious, aroma very slight with some sweetness and maltiness. Taste is very complex with bitter and sweet balanced out by a little hope character. Nothing really stands out but everything blends together well. Very refreshing and smooth, aftertaste is crisp. Could be a session beer without a doubt. One of my favorites at Heartland.
jjuf1853 (1233) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drat at Heartland (Empire State Building, NYC). Hoppy aroma and flavor. Interesting take on the Pale Ale by adding the nitrogen to create a smooth and creamy version. Unique, but not great.
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Heartland, Empire State Building yesterday. Crystal clear, copper coloured with frothy off-white foam. Hops to the fore, with a cheesy aroma I often discern in dry hopped beers. Slight hints of grapefruit and tangerine; dry finish.
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Heartland, Empire State Building:
Copper to amber colour, creamy head. Fruity apricot aroma. Hoppy flavour with long bitterness. Pretty good.
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub, NYC. golden colour with a creamy white head. Very smooth texture. A little bland, bit of malt.
DSG (5695) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(10/22/08) Draught sample at the brewpub at Empire State Building, New York. Clear deep golden color. Aroma of malt, some hops, lots of diacetyl and fruity hints. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, some buttery notes a rather bitter hoppy finish.A creamy nitro mouthfeel I’m really not fond of. Maybe just a bad batch, but they served it.
KnutAlbert (6066) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Empire State Building.
Double dry hops, maybe, but the nitrogen treatment they have given this one killed the dog. Silly idea to nitrokeg an APA!
Spab (2337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Empire St. Building location. Pours a clear gold with a decent white head and good lacing. Citrus hops in the aroma. Strong citrus hops in the flavour but balanced by a slight maltiness. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Probably the best beer I tried at Heartland.
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro pour at the Empire State location - it was a little strange to have this on nitro, but I suppose the brits put certain pale-ale-ish type beers on nitro, so this isn’t entirely unusual - the creamy palate that the pour produces helps keep the citrusy hops from becoming abrasive - the malt profile wasn’t very strong, but was enough to aid in balancing out the hops - very easy drinking for an assertively hopped ale, which is a-okay with me.