brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Pours a slightly hazed golden with a white head. Nose has a nice citrusy quality. A touch of pine and some floral notes. Mild bread and cracker malt sweetness. Taste is a bit too bitter and astringent. Grain husk, grapefruit peel, some orange, and a light pine note. Some mild bread and cracker malt flavor and sweetness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold pour, white head. Aroma is floral hops up front, some very faint stone fruit and maybe a hint of tropical fruit. Flavor is hoppy up front, a bit of tangerine maybe, caramel and some grainy notes in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a lightly hazed golden yellow hued body with a large and lasting, foamy white head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are grainy, grassy, hoppy, orange and tangerine, a bit of a bready malt profile, some esters, light pine. Flavors are very, very bitter. Astringently so. Pine. Plenty (too) bitter, but lacking a bit on hop flavor. Seems like they got a fair amount more utilization than planned. Medium bubbles, dry, assertively bitter. Look forward to seeing future, tweaked batches of this.