sm89walt (1838) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. A murky golden amber with a small but lasting white head. Resinous, piney hops with citrus pith and grapefruit. Some pale malt there but a little lacking in body to carry the hop load. Light to medium bodied, medium spritz and a long, hop-driven finish.
yjmr (10) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much malt and lots of Nelson Sauvin without bitterness.
One of my favorite Pales along with Bale Breaker Field 41 and Black Market Aftermath.
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great example of Nelson hops. Light bitterness, tons of nelson aroma and crystal clear body. Shining example of the style
Craftbrewhaha (72) - - OCT 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great showcasing of Nelson Sauvin hops. The malt profile is gentle which really lets the hop shine. I could drink this beer all day long at 5% ABV. Definitely one that will have a place in my fridge all the time.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled March 2015
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head; it is dense, long lasting, and leaves a nice lacing pattern on the sides of my glass. The beer is a golden color that shows a lightly hazed, straw-golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a spicy, fruity, hop focus to it that smells of pepper infused gooseberries, star-fruit, a bit of kiwi perhaps, and a green, grassy-fruitiness.
Dry and bitter up front, the beer has a light effervescent carbonation to it, but finishes smooth and easy. Peppery herbal notes up front, and lots of woody hop character play the lead role here, while the hop fruit character plays a supporting role as the malt character is quite restrained and dry. There is a cracker like grain finish here that adds some chewiness, but the malt clearly plays a supporting role here. There is a touch of peppery gooseberry flavor here that becomes just noticeable as the beer warms up.
Definitely a very quaffable brew, one I could easily drink a few of in a night. It is a bit too dry, in that the flavor doesn’t play up the juiciness of the hop character, at least for me, but it is still quite tasty.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Iron Fist ][ $1.75 ][ Tasting Flute ][ 8.29.15 ]
>> Sparkling white pour with good foam. Super dry body. Grassy flavor with white grape juice concentrate. Nose is gamey hops, white grape concentrate, Nelson gooseberry is pretty muted and hard to detect. My wife hates Nelson hops and didn’t mind this one.
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Santa Clara, Ca - Santa Clara Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Hazy, light yellow pour, firm snow-white head that leaves a nice trail of lacing. Aroma has hints of fresh pineapple, a touch of coriander. Refreshing flavor with some pineapple fruitiness, a touch light citrus bitterness, some light saffron spiciness. Thick, rich moutfeel. Enjoyed this after hiking to Union Point on the Four Mile Trail in Yosemite.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale straw beer with a whitish head. White wine and light tropical fruit aroma. White wine and light grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light white wine lingers with light tropical fruit.
X (160) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bad bottle.Infected. Smells like Heineken, tasted like rotten grapefruit. Had to drainpour this, shame as it looked real pretty in the glass. May re-rate a known good sample someday-but right now I’m kinda pissed that I wasted $6.99.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus and dank hops, light cereal malt and melon esters. Flavor is moderate dank and citrus hops and bitterness, cereal malt, melon esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.