hammerslammer (16) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler, not as fresh as could be. blasts the nostrils with fresh hop citrus goodness. relatively light on the tongue given how potent the nose is. little pine, little lemon, little resin, little spring morning dewy. this baby dances on your tongue but something about it tells me it won’t stand out my in mind long term....a tasty treat for now, nonetheless.
Minderbinder (2590) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler. Thx Czar.
Pours blond with medium white head. Alot of lacing. Aroma is of hops, citrus, pine. Taste is of hops, citrus, pine. Biter finish. Palate: fair body for the style. Overall: Very good. Interesting balance. Refreshing.
czar (5666) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with VT and minderbinder. pours hazy bright golden with a nice white head, good retention, some lacing. fresh citrus, light pine, strawberry-like, spicy malts, peppery-yeast. crisp and breadied malts, hint of sweetness. soft carbonation, light body - oily mouthfeel, very nice citrusy yet herbal finish. very nice session ale.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a growler thanks to starrdogg. Poured a really light golden yellow color with a fizzy look and a light white head. Some light malty character to it, some floral notes, and some grassy hop character. Flavor was light hops, with some malt character to it. Sessonable, but that’s about it.
At the risk of sounding like a jerk and getting a lot of flack, and while I love many of the beers from HF, methinks that this beer might not have such a high rating if not for the brewery. Perhaps it’s time for Shaun to secretly brew a few batches under a nom de plume brewery name and see if gets even half the praise some of these entries give.
Huhzubendah (2994) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt.
The beer is light golden yellow with a soft, white head. The aroma is great, offering some citrus and tropical fruits. The flavor brings a light, biscuit, malty character that gracefully balances the beer. Still a hop forward offering, of course. Lingering hop bitterness and tropical citrus on the palate. Delicious. I could drink a lot of this.
orangesol (977) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Deuane at the very end of Campground Brewdown.
A - Pours hazy pale yellow with a frothy one and a half finger tall white head leaving sticky lace down the entire glass.
S - Smells of pungent grassy hops, dulled tropical fruits, pine resin, touch of sweet pils malt with a light breadiness. The hops work well with the base.
T - Starts off with some bready pils malt quickly giving way to hints of citric zest, resin and a surprisingly low amount of grassy hop bitterness. There is still plenty of hops in it but they are nicely subdued, allowing this one to be incredibly drinkable.
M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Subtle chewiness with plenty of hop bitterness, nearly balanced to perfection.
O - This one tastes like some of the other HF pale ales, even tho it is a blonde ale. The hops and base blonde work very well together, combining with the low ABV to make this one very easy to consume. This is a really awesome beer.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My beer should be this beer. Light bitterness and a huge hop presence, with some nice vaguely honey-esque malt. Amazing, especially given the ABV.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours hazy pale yellow/gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, some spring floral notes, and fresh cut wood. Flavour is very similar but a little more muted. Citrus stands out as the main quality, but is also quite buttery on the tongue. A bland style made palatable.
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellently sessionable; clean, friendly and forward. Aroma of tropical hops and biscuit malts; lots of meadowy hops; wildflowers, grasses. Crisp flavor with mildly present hops and well balanced doughy pale malts; as light and substantial in body as something of solid texture can be. Intriguing; in a favorable way, not surprising.
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany). Pours a cloudy blonde with a medium white head - good retention. Nose is absolutely stunning, especially considering the low ABV, bursting of piney hop goodness, floral notes, and buttery biscuity malt to back. Flavour is less intense, but features similar notes of light pine and floral notes, and lots of the biscuity malt backing. Finishes with notes of biscuit, lemon and floral / piney hops - very, very subtle bitterness. Extremely easy to drink and refreshing. Could drink litres of this. Great sessionable ale.