BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Champanes,
this ale had a light colored muted orange and brown pour and gave a fluffy faint off-white head that eventually lowered to a layer and ring, it left nice spots and rings of lacing on the side of the glass and there was no sediment in the bottle,
the nose had aromas of grass and grapefruit citrus hops, the hops had a touch of pine to them, bread and toasted malt with a little bread sweetness in the background,
the drink had flavors of citrus and fruit hops with light toasted malt and bread with some bread like sweetness,
the finish had a good hop bitterness that lingered on the tongue with some malt flavor following,
the mouth feel was creamy and light with average carbonation,
a light beer with lots of citrus hops and light malt notes, a very nice drink.
SpongeRuiner (1007) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from the bomber into a clear red orange fog color with a bright white thin head. A slight citrus hop aroma with a slight rubbing alcohol note. It does bring the citrus right upfront. A light body with just a hint of alcohol strength in the end. A soft feel with a dry finish. A drinkable brew. As it warms it becomes way more citrus based and I think actually gets better. With that kind of name I was expecting better. But still good stuff.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear copper with a webby white head. Nose is grass, honey and orange pith. Crisp medium body, a touch resiny. Taste is grapefruit juice, marjoram, honey and parsley.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/28/2014. Pours crystal clear deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, bread, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice citra pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
lightbias (361) - USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly honey colored with a small off-white head, lacing the glass from first sip to last. The intense hops aroma is unexpected, as is the flavor, as it seems more an IPA than a Pale. The medium body and lightly creamy texture seem to create a similar sensation. The grapefruit is a punch and off-set by a heavy fruitiness just enough to tame the bitter and to create a satisfying balance. My enjoyment of this offering from Knee Deep is only darkened by the fact that I don’t have these in my area and will not be seeing another one any time in the near future. Would definitely purchase this again!
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber, sweet body. not enough of the citra to really showcase the hops. sweet body, sweet finish. this wouldve been great 10 years ago.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a glass. Pours golden / amber with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral and lightly fruity hops, pale and light caramel malts, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid pale ale with a good use of the citra hops.
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 3/11. Too old? What the hell do I know? Ate it with a taco truck burrito. Damn Good Friday evening.
GriffDaddy (105) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was interesting. Dark honey pour with modest head. Strong, astringent, grapefruit aroma and taste. Pith and rind. Bitter coming and going, very even in the front, middle, and finish, kind of one dimensional. Dropped off the palate with little aftertaste. If I didn’t really like bitter beers, citrus over floral, this would be over the top. But I enjoyed it quite a bit. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I order again? Yes.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at JF’s, 04/05/14, from the bottle barn in Santa Rosa.
Clear golden orange with a mahoosive off white head.
Nose is caramel malt forward, hoppy tinges, grass, orange pith, light grapefruit.
Taste follows along the same lines, all about the malt, the citra hops and citrus fruits just don’t shine through.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, some hop bitterness in a sweetish close.
Nah - this is a letdown, give Kernel a call and they’ll tell you how to showcase a hop/hops, to sweet and caramac.