jsquire (3472) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a burnished golden color out of the bottle with a sticky, foamy white head. Watery hop nose with some tropical fruit and cat urine notes. Light body with some crackers and lemon cookies and a strong pinching hop resin, tropical fruit and BO hoppiness to it. This is hop tea. If you like the new varietals of hops you will enjoy this beer.
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer can be very hit or miss. That being said, when it’s right it is quite delicious. Most often I’ve enjoyed the occasion cask versions but from time to time the bottles are tastey too. The aroma is pungent earthy and spicey hops. The flavor follows with both an abundance of hop flavor and solid bitterness. Being a lager the finish is exceptionally crips and clean.
erickok (3549) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body, small head. Very hoppy aroma, mixing piney with herbal and grassy hops. Smooth refined malts, clean, almost too clean, but easily drinkable. Slightest bit too carbonated. Nice drinkable pilsner, holds very well. (33cl bottle from Bière Révolution)
andriesradu (501) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown-orange with a big white head. Nice aroma with strong hoppy notes also citrus and malt. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter with nice citrus hoppy notes. Refreshing
KyotoLefty (6466) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at, and bottle from, the brewery. Big hoppy nose. soft, oily body. Hoppy, biscuity malts, a bit sweet but crisp and flavorful with citrus and a bit of tropical. Nice drinking stuff.
vtafro (3455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Light grassy, herbal hop aromas. Flavors are light herbal and grassy flavors, still isn’t as good as a good ipa.
_angst_ (2786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy goldenish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity, herbal and tiny malty with white bread, buttered crackers, grapefruit juice, canned tropical fruits in sugar syrup, freshly cut grass, pine needles, winegums, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and fruity with white bread, grapefruit juice, pineapple, overripe mango, passion fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange peal and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and fruity with white bread, grapefruit juice, overripe mango, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange peal and lemon zest. Would have liked it drier…
Renobob (637) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Beaucoup de CO2, houblons bien présents dès l’attaque en bouche. Bel équilibre, fraîcheur.
freretoc (707) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 35.5cl, couleur blonde très grosse mousse effervescence moyenne une bière très houblonnée avec des arômes de fruit de la passion et d’ananas un peu trop de matières en bouche très malté...
Stine (1577) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at prohibition pig; this keg is almost certainly past its prime, but there is no way to know. The appearance is tepid gold; the aroma is an amalgamation of tired, perfumed hop and alcohol with gritty, dog biscuit husk malt. The faded spruce and fresh tropical fruit notes are whimperingly present along with a sterilizing acetone flavor. Texturally slick with lots of trashy fruit peel notes mucking up the finish. There is no freshness or aliveness left here; this example surely has an extremely short shelf life.