Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a snifter. Darker opaque golden with a finger of head.
Smells like a barn full of hay, honey, candy and apricot. Points for being different and interesting.
Well, it actually tastes like hay (yes, I know how hay tastes). Grains, water and bitterness. Not a great combo.
Soft and lots of bubbles with a medium body.
There is just too much going on in too many different directions. It has some interesting flavors and smells but they just do not come together for me. It is not bad, but too different to really like.
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
served in standard pint glass
HOPS: Cascade & Apollo / MALTS: Pale, Crystal
A- yellow-golden. Pours with nearly 2-fingers of attractive off-white head; quickly drops to nice full coat. exceptional lace coating on glass as level drops.
S - very fruity; Apricots!; detectable toasted malts. Highly distinctive (and hard to rate).
T- sweet; mildly malty; unusual. Definitely "not quite pale ale". A slight bitterness eventually emerges in the finish. IBU = 20
M - pleasant; effervescent
O: crisp & refreshing; very good hot weather brew. Also works for me in the other 3 seasons.
(Notes from 10/2010 bottle)
commonmac (266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Hard Rock in Orlando. Pint. Golden color with a medium amount of head. Lacing better than average. Aroma is very cereal and grain like...as is the taste. Some bitterness so you know they attempted to complement the malty sweet with hops. Mostly resembles other standard pale ales. Relatively solid mouthfeel bit finish is heavier than desired. Fond memories of this one in the Magic Hat grab bag at Liquor Lyleís but thatís about it. Skippable.
beerguy00 (48) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light golden color with less than 1 finger of a head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of a grape or sour apple. Little to no hop flavors or aroma present.
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml. -at some restaurant in Recife. Clear golden coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, ,ild perfumy fruity nose. Sweet malty, fruity hoppy and light caramel with mild bitterish finish. Also some light peachy notes. So-so, expected better.
hallinghansen (1895) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Porch, Key West. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Hops, fruity, apricot. Dry and light crispy.
Jimsal27 (211) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable beer to drink. Fruitiness and the malt come through. Very Session-able.
ZacM612 (93) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale, clear amber with white, lacing head. Aroma is fruity , with a little spice. Flavor is the same, a little citrus. Mostly sweet, not really any hops presence. "Not quite" should read "not at all". Okay, but not what I expected.
Melkart (268) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced and light body. Smell cereal. Taste is cereal with a fruty touch. Dry.
tectactoe (1494) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap: Mellow amber-orange, burnt sunburst highlights with a moderate haze & a fizzy, bone-white head. Fruity aroma, but artificial. Chalky & off-putting apricot, orange-y notes. Reminds me of crushed vitamins. Taste is the same way. Dry grain & lots of crushed vitamin-y medicinal notes that really donít taste good at all. Moderate peach-y fruit. But the Flintstone Vitamin taste just obliterates everything. Mild florals in the finish, thatís all. I can maybe see how this would be a craft gateway for some, but in my opinion, this beer is gross.
kerenmk (2197) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at work. Clear golden, white head. Apricot icicle. Apricot, a little sour in the mouth. Soft fizz, light body, long apricot aftertaste. Rather disappointing.