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.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Yellow pour with white head. Citrus and grassy, some other fresh hop aromas. Nice light session ipa, grassy and citrus flavors.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. Citrusy/florally hop bouquet. Big taste for the low ABV. Florally hop notes dominate. Good body and mouthfeel.
bytemesis (3505) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to 50belair! Pours cloudy golden, medium creamy off-white head with great staying power and nice lacing. Aroma is rich dank grapefruit, passionfruit, pine. Flavor is not quite up to aroma, but still nice, quite light sweet, light bitter, juicy, not harsh. Light body, soft on the palate, a bit watery.
WillemsUrenkel (645) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery on 21. June 2014. Standing two hours in line. Big thank you to Russel for his patience and driving. Unclear pale orange in the glass, small foamy head. Sweet fruity at the nose. Starts with a lot of fruity sweetness, scratchy. Low bitterness. Too sweet in my opinion.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong pine, resin hop. Thin mouthfeel with nice light bitter hop, and a bit watery and easy to drink, very impressive.
MikeLuke23 (82) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Very nice pale ale. Not enough bitterness or aggressive use of hops to be an session ipa. It is more of just a pale ale. Delicate floral aroma, very balanced. Good stuff.
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quelques verres, de growlers. Arômes invitants de houblons américains (agrumes, résine, touche végétale). Robe blonde pâle et trouble, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. En bouche, les houblons très aromatiques (surtout agrumes, conifères et résine) sont appuyés par une base maltée svelte mais développant de belles notes de céréales. Finale très sèche et moyennement amère. Essentiellement une version légère de Edward.
ametras (502) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
64oz growler. Hazy pale yellow with a fluffy white head. Flavors are bread, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine resin and honey with floral and grassy notes. Dry and lemony finish. Light body, soft to moderate carbonation, smooth texture.
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2oz pour at the brewery. Pours a hazy light gold, with some thin white head. Nose packs a huge punch, bright chive and scallion and garlic scape, bright pine, perfume, herbs, grapefruit, lemon, floral, zesty. Very inviting. Flavor follows right along, big punchy citrus zest, bright onion patch, scallion, chive, scape, grapefruit zest, orange zest, even a little bit of lime, dried pine, only the faintest hint of sweetness to round things out. Dry, zesty finish. Incredible. Packs an incredible amount of flavors for a beer coming in at 4%.
Berard (340) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours murky yellow with thin white head that lingers. Mild citrus aroma over light carbonation. Light session ipa with some complexity.
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