dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated 11/4. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with one finger of head that subsides into a ring of sticky lacing. Aroma is dank and stinky tropical fruit, orange peel, honey, sweet malts, spicy hops, rye bread, acetone, grass, pine. Taste is a mixture of juicy mango and chewy malts with an unusual spicy note coming through and a bit of booze. Finish of grapefruit peel and soapy, woody hops – serious raw hop pellet flavor. Like Mass Rising, this one is underwhelming, a little heavy and messy.
Duchammer (124) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks matt_ducharme poured hazy gold a nice lacy white head. Citrus and passion fruit explode in the nose with little under tones of wet hops. Taste had overprowering amountof grapefruit, passion fruit, and floral hops with light malt. Very crisp finishing dry.
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by duchammer thanks to Matt_ducharme: Poured a hazy straw color with a huge frothy head (I poured it like an asshole). Right to the nose hops can almost taste it. Nice fruity hops taste, very sessionable and soft finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a really bright lemon and citrus note. A bit of very lean malt and a bit of honey. Slightly fruity with a touch of light bitterness. A little bit fruity with some grapey flavour. A little bit peppery.
Bule (1328) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle pours a hazy golden color without much head. Nice hop flavors to balance the malt. Marmalade.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big sticky citrus and a bit of malt. Medium bodied, a touch of grain with nice citrus notes. Sticky citrus moves into a long grapefruit bitterness on the finish.
wiosna (472) - - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 pullo@ Valtteri. Hitusen samea kullankeltainen. Tuoksussa raikasta hedelmää, humalaa, sitrusta, kukkaisuutta, hiukan mallasta. Maussa humalaa, sitrusta, kesäyön metsää.
Kavu (3129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle from Bauer Wine & Spirits, Boston. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is very crisp hops with fruits and malts. Flavor is malts with plenty of hoppy bitterness and some fruits and alcohol. Sturdy palate. Nice.
Hair6a11 (1428) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pour is cloudy light golden, with a frothy stark white head into this glass -it retains well, with sticky lacing present - The nose is bright, citrus, bready, florals, with that tangerine earthiness from the new zealand additions. I’m not sure which one I like better (Mass or Kiwi), and while I didn’t have them quite side by side, I’m leaning towards this variant. It’s juicy, citrus, bittering, with more sweet bread and earthy notes, and yet the finish is clean, floral, with a hint of cream - I suppose I’ve yet to have better -
jflopsu (857) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with light white head. Has a grainy and citrus hop aroma. Taste is a mix of a pilsner and IPA with grains, citrus hops, pine and light malts. Lingering taste of bitter hops and dry grains.