Aurelius (4742) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brumous blonde beer. Good label on standard 12oz longneck. Hoppy/yeasty BIPA aroma - OK, but it has some off notes. Lively carbonation, lively acidity, nice hop zip, grapefruit pith. Mouthy enough, with a course effervescence. Biscuity-pastry aftertaste with good bitterness and long, slightly astringent finish. New Leaf Market.
Suttree (5640) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, with a white head. Smells a bit spicy and flowery, with some woody hop notes. Taste is spicy, grassy hops and a bit of sweet bread. Not bad.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Pours a dark yellow color with a murky haze to it. Decent looking head. Aroma is of wheat malt, citrus hops and lemon zest. The taste is not particularly yeasty, but does have a nice citrus and pine nature to it than blends well with the wheat. Very sessionable and a good amount of hoppiness for the low ABV.
burg326 (4812) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light pale amber color with aromas of light citrus, lemon, yeast and a touch of wheat. Flavors are the same, some wheat and yeast, followed by some light lemon, decent.
umich03jm (2902) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy, pale light amber color with a frothy head that fades to a nice thick ring and leaves great lacing. Aromas are Belgian yeast, grapefruit, lemons, and light spices. Tastes like a Belgian session ale. Nice spicy lemon taste up front and finishes with moderate Belgian yeast. Medium to full body. Nice stingy carbonation works well here. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would since I’m not usually a fan of white IPA’s.
arkurzynski (1857) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold to pale amber pour. Nose of wit yeast, light spice and grapefruit/citrus hops. Flavor is bitter grapefruit and lemon citus with medium Belgian wit presence in the background. Lingering bitter citrus and yeast. Actually pretty nice.
Chudwick (2501) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle with no visible date on it - I grace this elixir by pouring it into my only remaining Duvel tulip glass (the other one broke when I tried to shake the last drop from a bomber). before the appearance, even though I rarely comment on it anymore thanks to shigadeyo’s convincing argument against it, "well no shit; it’s [insert color]", the smell of fresh BO (yes, body odor) permeates the kitchen and no it’s not from me the stinky Frenchman, but from this bottle. Pshit... pass out. A close and courageous sniff reveals citrus (lemon peel and sweet something or other). Flavors from the sip pale in comparison to the smell: slight grassiness. Light and refreshing. How is this not in the new style: Session IPAs? Moderate bitterness but not formidable. Would I have another? sure. Likely? no. I think this will max out at 3.4... let’s see. Yup.
PS: Tchaikovsky is my favorite composer. Listening to the Nutcracker probably inflated the score of this beer for me.
PorterPounder (6407) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jacksonville, Fl. – Grassroots Market – 12 oz bottle. Hazy medium golden pour, light off-white head. Sweet, nectar-like aroma, some lemony accents. Spice-oriented flavor with some citrus bitter undertones, some honey sweetness – finish is lemon-filled. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Not bad.
beerbaaron (1766) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear bright golden. Medium creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, some nice citrus, grapefruit and orange, little floral, some light sweet dry malt. Flavor is a bit simpler and doesn’t quite match up. Lighter medium body. Lighter bitterness. Lacking finish.
MarinEvelyn (702) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet, hoppy, citrus, maybe some yeast.
Tastes pretty much the same. A little more bitter than I’d prefer, and the aftertaste is lacking a little, (kind of just disappears), but I was pleasantly surprised with this one.