BeerBuss (11) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy nose, hoppy start, hoppy finish. Very nice beer. Not too flowery, more citrus tang to it.
Cybercat (3276) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap an opaque dark honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale wheat head. Aroma is VERY hoppy, more woody than evergreen, with fruity and malty hints. Flavor is mainly hoppy, quite bitter and woody, with malty and fruity notes and a whisper of honey. Firm, ragged texture has plenty of life and fizz. If you like IPAs, this one is for you. Dry-hopped beers rock!
davey101 (684) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint. I was disappointed that they didn’t list the ABV on the bottle...here I was thinking I discovered a sub-5% abv hoppy brew...oh well
A - Dark amber body. Super fluffy white head with tons of lacing and retention.
S - A smell that instantly reminds me off Hoptimum and 120 minute in terms of the sweetness...only this is 5.2% abv..crazy! Super sweet and piney hops with a great cracker maltiness. I can’t describe the exact aroma, but its precisely what I love in an IPA, and this is a pale.
T - Falls a bit short, but still tasty. Sweet and piney hops with caramel malts. Biterness is quite low despite the large hop presence. mouth feel is watery and thin though.
O - Kind of an odd beer with lots of key words thrown in. Session beer...yes, but I was hoping it was less abv. Dry hopped? Oh hell yes! This is my first Schmaltz beer and I love it. One of the best pales I’ve had.
milewide (1497) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful blend of malt sweetness, body, and favorful hops. Extreme hop bitterness was absent. Clear amber color with modest head.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 pours rich amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is caramel citrus and pine with some spicy undertones. Taste is similar with a nice bitter mouthfeel. easy drinking drink which is quite refreshing.
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark amber. Aroma is of malts with floral notes detected. I can almost taste the brewery in this beer. The best word that comes to mind is fresh. It just reminds me of drinking a beer while at a brewery. Palate feel is average. Overall, this is a good beer to experience. Mellow and malty yet hoppy.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a hazy, dark red orange appearance with a big, light brown head. Spicy hoppy, mild grapefruity, herbal/earthy, toasty malty aroma. Prickly spicy, big herbal hoppy, somewhat piney, nicely toasted malty flavor. Nice session beer.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 38°. Color is a murky orange brown with mellow carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of caramel and lightly roasted malts. It has a bold medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor of caramel, citrus and apple backed by hop spice and a nice bitterness. In the after taste the fruits come up a bit more before fading out leaving the spice to linger. Overall this is a very well balanced and tasty brew.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has the body of a lager. Rich caramel with bitter hops. Being dry hopped it is very flowery with a pollen nose. A bit of honey. Organic taste. pretty good. Dark amber color. 2.99 a 6-pack at Sprouts bargin bin. Snagged a couple other sixers at the same price.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Tons of hop flavors and aromas. Tons of flavor in general for a lower ABV beer. Just enough malt to keep it from being overwhelmingly bitter. One of the best balancing acts between easy drinking, sessionable ale and very flavorful, hoppy beer that isn’t overly bitter. I would definitely recommend this.
TECHNICAL: Tried 2/22/2013. Bottle. Poured a murky, dark copper like an old penny with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet. The aroma contained light to moderate dark bread, toasted and nutty malt, and caramel; heavy pine hops; and moderate resin and grapefruit hops. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and mod bitter; while the finish was mod sweet and heavily bitter with and average to long duration. There was caramel, toasted malt, nutty malt, pine hops, grapefruit and grapefruit rind hops, resinous hops a little orange hops and a little darker bread. The just about medium body was a little dry with fizzy and tingly carbonation.