snoworsummer (1932) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin fizzy white head. Tastes like vegetables, caramel, grains, bread, malt. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells like gourds, dough, yeast. Earthy and slightly sweet aroma.
sonnycheeba (3363) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a slight haze and creamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, grassy hops, lemon, orange peel, and light herbs. Flavor is dry malts forward quickly followed by pine and grassy hop bitterness with some lemon and grapefruit esters and faint caramel sweetness; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.
Damico (2493) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a hazy appearance and white head. Aroma is subtle juicy orange citrus hops, a little sweet. Flavor brings juicy orange as well with a bitter of a floral perfumey ending, maybe a little too much perfume. Carbonation is spot on.
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs hazy gold. Aroma is sweet, peppery, with hints of yeast and nuts. Flavor is big and crisp, bitterhops creeping into the sinuses with a blend of dandelion and cannabis. Some lemon notes, and a resinous bitterness on the back of the tongue. Long, bitter finish.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden pour with thin white head. Nose is grassy, indistinct citrus.
Watery body, citrus, Flat stixky finish. resiny with a kind of ashtray taste....meh
ellolovey (446) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, resin, ashtray, and floral. Not very balanced. Overpowering bitterness, and not an enjoyable bitterness. Has grains, floral notes, and rotten citrus rinds. Not that great.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is delicious at first, but unbalanced and a little overpowering. Damn good hops.
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Maybe one of the better magic hat brews I have tasted - but still hints of a white ale which just isnít my taste. Hoppieness came through just a touch. Group I was with kept going on about the labels so am going to have to give it a high appearance
dliberto (138) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a bottle. Very standard ipa with a little extra fruit and grassiness. Some cherries are present along with the standard citric notes of other ipaís. A little bitter, medium body. Okay beer, worth a taste but still just meh.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of a creamy, slightly off-white head The head stays at about a finger the whole way through. Some really nice looking lacing.
Smell: Fresh hops. Pretty sweet on the nose, with a lot of fruity notes on top of grassy-like hops. Maybe some cherries or something?
Taste/feel: Not as bitter as the description suggests -- better to listen to the IBUs, which are at 70. This is a fairly bitter IPA, but itís not something you wouldnít expect. The beer flips between bitter and sweet back and forth through each sip, and ends with a slightly bitter, semi-dry finish. The flavors I pull out are a solid combination of mixed fruits, fresh grass, and floral notes. The beer is medium bodied with a pretty low carbonation... almost like this was had on draft. Iíd prefer a bit more carbonation though.
The consensus here is pretty accurate -- itís a good beer. Thereís nothing inherently wrong with it, it just lacks a certain "pop" in the flavor to get it a "Wow" factor. A very enjoyable beer, and one of my favorites from Magic Hat.