bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours brassy gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is sort of floral grapefruit. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly perfumey grapefruit with a little light malt. It’s very pleasant in a light way, and certainly has a lot of hoppy bitter. It almost gives a hop burn. Should be excellent session ale if it ever gets into wide distribution.
Tmoney99 (9584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and spruce hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange pour with a big white head. Really outstanding hop aromas. Huge grapefruit, peach, pineapple, and mango. Notes of pine, some floral notes, and citrus zest. Unfortunately, nowhere near as potent on the tongue. Still, a nice floral and zesty citrus quality. Light tropical fruit, cracker, bread, and mild pine bitterness. A bit grassy on the finish.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange pour, white head. Flavors of citrus and tropical fruit blend well with light yeasty notes. Smooth and nice.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft. Pours translucent dark straw toward gold; not on the copper end of the lovibond scale, with 1 f ow head that laces sparely. Nose Is tropical fruit citrus, pale malt, some florals and spicy notes.Tastes lemongrassy hoppy, crisp and smooth on the tongue, with tropical fruit flavors, resiny hops, and some black peppery notes.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus and tropical hops, stone fruits, lemongrass and pale malts. The taste is herbal, citrus hops, pale malts and a medicinal menthol-like note. Medium bodied.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Malt and light tropical fruit flavor with light grapefruit. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Light malt and light grapefruit linger with light tropical fruit.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at Fate with a crystal clear pale gold body supporting a bright white head of foam. The aroma offers up citrusy lime, grapefruit and then some mango slices on dry crackers. The taste is thin crisp and refreshing, by design I’m guessing. It has snappy malt sweetened grapefruit and mango that is deep in flavor yet light too. Yummy stuff.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A lean, clean and refreshing blond hoppy beer. Good.
How: Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury VT.
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose is quite hoppy, half-floral (dandelions) and half-fruity (pineapples and white grapefruits). The uber-clean body proposes low profile pale cereals, overall rather lean as far as body is concerned. The beer is generously hoppy but there is nothing incisive here, the hops feel fruity-juicy and clean. I got flavors of watermelons, dandelion petals, fresh pineapples, white grapefruits, bubble gum. Ends with a refreshing mild tartness and a bitterness intensity in the low-medium range. For some reason I was left with an overall ‘lager’ sensation about the whole thing (mouthfeel, smoothness, low in fruity esters), like one those new breed of American hoppy lagers. Not super-exciting, malts could have used more definition, but the beer is very refreshing even if a little ‘too clean’. I liked it. And now after many many years of drinking craft beer in pubs I’ve concluded that sitting at a bar with a notepad and writing notes about the beers I drink can appear really pathetic to some people, but not to all people, only to normal people.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small little pale aleish type beer. Not a huge amount of malt ,not super bitter, easy to drink.