Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
“I am glad to have drunk water so long, for the same reason that I prefer the natural sky to an opium-eater’s heaven. I would fain keep sober always; and there are infinite degrees of drunkenness. I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man; wine is not so noble a liquor; and think of dashing the hopes of a morning with a cup of warm coffee, or of an evening with a dish of tea! Ah, how low I fall when I am tempted by them! . . . Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?”
- Thoreau, Walden.
And yet. September 1, 2012.
Pours a cloudy canary yellow with one finger of white head. The bubbles accumulate in the middle of the glass, forming something like a small hill of elevated head.
Clean citrus sweetness, citrus pith, tropical fruit sweetness, faintly grassy, with some light biscuit malt character. Very aromatic, highlighting the lemony citrus.
Soft maltiness—biscuity, wheaty—with some of the same clean citrus found on the nose. Just a hint of earthy bitterness on the finish, but without any real bitter bite, thankfully. Juicy melon.
Medium, medium light in body, fantastically balanced APA. I’d trade some green beans for it.
cpetrone84 (1163) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a pale hazy yellow with a bubbly white head. Nose is balanced, bready and light dough with fresh grain notes. Hops are soapy and citrusy afterwards. Taste is strongly balanced leaning towards the grain and malt bill. Bread, fresh grain, balanced hop, faint soapy, balanced citrus hop, gentle bitterness. Carbonation is great, body is light and airy with a semi dry finish. Could be a bit brighter but darn this is drinkable and balanced. Wish I had a keg every Saturday to day drink for hours.
CanIHave4Beers (2878) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw color with some head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is hop forward and citrusy with some juicy melon, & bright orange/orange-peel character. Really fresh and pungent, really nice smelling.
The flavor is again very fruit forward, citrusy with plenty of melon. It’s got some fruit rind character and a nice light bitterness. Very bright, very hoppy... not especially complex but that’s made up for by it’s brightness and charm.
A real chill low boost & not a shelf beer at all.
apotekhin (49) - ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow grassy color. Crisp and very fresh sugar and candy aroma. Surprisingly light flavor, dry and a little sweet. Felt not flavorful enough at first but turned out to be a very rewarding and rich session beer. The balance is a bit off. Medium/full body with a grassy finish. Perfect for a sunny autumn day.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/9/2013.On tap at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington. Light amber color with a white head. Very hoppy aromas with pine and citrus. Fantastic balance and complexity and with a very hoppy finish. Awesome beer.
Beerman6686 (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured a yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of tropical fruits, some resin and peaches. Flavor was similar, very light grain, big popping tropical hops. Very flavorful for the abv.
Dogbrick (7111) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from a swingtop bottle a bright yellow-gold color with a thin white head that burns away steadily to an outer ring. Sparse rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and bready malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and biscuit malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Well-executed low-ABV Pale all around.
Ready4Aheady (24) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in Burlington... Hazy golden color, light white foam... nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, delicious if understated flavors of citrus, vanilla, and pine forest... Well balanced and delicious... Leaves you wanting more!
jkwood04 (3250) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours hazy, golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops with a nice, light maltiness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good beer but I was expecting a little more from these two breweries’ collaboration.
Godofthecellar (546) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler poured a pale blonde color with sticky lacing and a white foamy head
smell of pine, light hops and tropical fruit.
flavor of citrus, piney and sticky hops. very light and well balanced session beer
Tstamba (198) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery. Hazy gold, white head. Smells like a grassy meadow. Notes if citrus, mostly orange on the palate... Excellent session brew.
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